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Zoom into the action with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

The fast telephoto zoom lens brings outstanding optical performance empowered by the Z mount’s high image quality

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA – Nikon Middle East FZE is pleased to introduce the release of the long-awaited and sought after NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S. With the incorporation of the Z mount system and the latest optical technologies, the versatile focal length of 70-200mm with a bright f/2.8 aperture delivers superior edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the entire zoom range, even at the maximum aperture.

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is a powerful addition to your kit that is well suited for many situations, allowing you to get wide to tight shots, from capturing the overall landscape or focusing on key subjects. Whether you are in pursuit of an adventure on a kayak to taking pictures of extreme sports, wildlife or landscapes, look forward to utilizing the lens for great optical performance in stills and movies. Empowered by the Nikon Z mount system, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is a part of the S-Line lens range that cleared newly established standards of design principles and quality control that are even stricter than Nikon’s conventional standards.

“The Nikon Z mount system is all about potential – combining technology and creativity to the next level to achieve great imaging possibilities. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S packs a punch with the employment of the newly developed Nikon original Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) lens and improved multi-focusing system1. Photographers and videographers can look forward to the sharp resolution with minimal colour fringing that the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S offers,” said Narendra Menon, General Manager, Nikon Middle East FZE.

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Primary Features

Overwhelmingly High Performance, Even in Low Light
With a constant f/2.8 aperture, which offers overwhelming rendering performance for both stills and movies. Nikon crafted the lens by incorporating various lenses that realize high aberration-correction performance with its original and newly developed Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) technology. As such, the lens is able to have high- and specialized-dispersion glass featuring characteristics to greatly refract light with wavelength shorter than that of blue. Highly precise chromatic aberration compensation is realized by controlling short-wavelength light that is difficult to compensate. On top of that, the lens is equipped with superior Vibration Reduction (VR) effect, which is equivalent to a shutter speed 5.5 stops2 faster – the top class in the history of NIKKOR lenses.

The lens is also fitted with a multi-focusing system1, axial chromatic aberration is effectively compensated across the shooting range from close distances to infinity, which contributes to delivering sharp resolution with minimal color fringing at the front and rear of the focal plane. The multi-focusing system1 ensures that delivers superior imaging performance can be achieved even at a short distance.

The large aperture and the telephoto reach of the lens delivers dreamy quality and works well in low light conditions.

Get Up Close and Personal with this Telephoto Lens
Photographers can approach subjects with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S that supports the’s extremely shortest3 minimum focus distance of 0.5m at the wide-angle end and 1.0m at the telephoto end. Despite being a telephoto lens, you are still able to get up close and personal and enjoy image expression utilizing natural bokeh.

Equipped with the Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat for superb tolerance for backlight, the lens allows photographers to effectively control ghost and flare effects for clear images. Bring out the best of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens by attaching it to the Z series.


Superior Operability and Top Video Quality
Enjoy shooting high-resolution stills and movies with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S. Realise your creative pursuits with enhanced movie usability and the same comfortable operability as with still-image shooting. Record movies more smoothly, with the focus-breathing reduction that reduces shifting of the angle of view when adjusting and enables easier focus stacking to facilitate amazing landscape shoots. The lens also offers quiet operation thanks to the stepping motor, while varifocal support and stable aperture control delivers natural exposure changes to movies.

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S also has a lens informational panel which enables quick confirmation of aperture, focus distance and depth of field. Designed with two Fn buttons on the lens body, the lens gives you the flexibility to adapt to a variety of shooting postures, and the functions can be used to improve shooting. The lens also has a convenient control ring for aperture, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity in a smooth and quiet manner. All this combined makes it a great lens for photographers that seek nothing but the best in their shoots.


For Those Always on the Move
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S boasts superior portability and reliability with its lightweight and robust body at approximately 1440g. The lens is meticulously designed to offer durability as the front lens is given a fluorine coat treatment while the other parts of the lens, including the movable parts of the lens barrel are sealed with dust- and drip-resistant capabilities. Carry it everywhere with you and never miss the action.

The lens also comes fitted with an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. Thanks to a diaphragm blade unit with driving mechanism employed on the lens body, the camera can accurately control aperture via electronic signals. This means that the lens can deliver stable AE constantly, even during continuous shooting. 

1 Multiple AF drive units work together to control focus lens group position with great precision for superior image formation performance regardless of shooting distance
2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL VR mode when a mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame, 35mm film equivalent image sensor is used. Measured at the maximum telephoto position.
3 Based on Nikon research of 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras equipped with a full-frame, 35mm film equivalent image sensor available as of January 7, 2020.


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About the NIKKOR brand

NIKKOR is Nikon's brand of photographic lenses. The NIKKOR name arose from adding "r", a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time the name was established, to "Nikko", the Romanized abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., the original name used when the company was established. In November 2018, Nikon announced its milestone achievement of 110 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras.


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