NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Announced

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Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens which joins the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S to be the second fast zoom lens in the line-up.

With a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and built-in optical VR image stabilization, the lens will be an ideal choice for action, weddings, events, news, and wildlife.

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Nikon claims that the lens offers parfocal performance, with a reduced minimum focus distance. (0.5m wide, 1.0m telephoto)

Like other S line lenses, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 boasts a premium optical design complete with a 9-blade diaphragm as well as Anti-Reflective Nano Crystal and ARNEO coatings for maximum image quality in any light, with a Fluorine coating that resists dirt and smudges. It is weather sealed and also features two customizable Function buttons and an additional custom control ring.

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Short-Wavelength Refractive Lens Element

The new NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S (and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR) are the first Nikon lenses to feature the newly developed SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) lens element, a specialized-dispersion glass lens featuring characteristics that greatly refract light with wavelengths shorter than that of blue.

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Price and Availability 

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens will be available in February for USD $2,599.95.

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