The Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S Digital Lens Review

Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S Digital Lens
Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S Digital Lens

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S Digital Lens is a little and light non-stabilized standard zoom lens with a consistent f4.0 focal proportion that is made for Nikon’s brand new Z-mount full-frame digital cameras. Launched in August 2018 it joins the Z 35mm f1.8S as very first Z-series lenses available on the market; the Z 50mm f1.8S would be the 3rd at end of 2018. Nikon’s Z-lenses could be the just designs now available with a native Z-mount but through Nikon’s FTZ adapter, current F-mount contacts could easily be utilized on their brand new Z figures. Therefore the brand new Z 24-70mm f4S deals with competitors off their standard zooms using the F-mount, such as Nikon’s very own AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E VR the standard of 24-70mm zoom for Nikon digital cameras.
Size (diameter x size): 78 x 88mm (3.1 x 3.5in.) plus 41mm for lens hood that is 102mm in diameter. The short length of 88mm is achieved just with its collapsed condition which shaves 20mm from the minimal running length of 108mm at 24mm focal size. Zooming off to 70mm adds another 30mm which brings the lens as much as a complete length of 179mm (7.0in.) at 70mm focal size with lens hood affixed. The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR remains bigger at 98 x 154mm + 49mm for lens hood providing a complete period of 203mm (8.0in.) separate of focal size. For an apples-to-apples contrast one should provide for the distinctions of flange distance involving the Z-mount (16mm) and also the F-mount (46.5mm). So these 30.5mm need to be included while using the 24-70mm f2.8E VR – either from it on an F-mount DSLR such as the D850 or by installing it through the FTZ adapter on a Z7. All-in-all this will make for an enormous distinction whenever holding the lens.
Weight: 497g (17.5 oz.) plus 28g for lens hood. The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR is 1066g (37.6 oz.) plus 60g for lens hood plus another 133g for FTZ adapter to utilize it on a Z7. Therefore the brand new Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S is definitely the lightest path to take 24-70mm on a Nikon but that’s definitely as a result of the smaller focal proportion of f4.0. Complete weight installed on a camera is 1200g (42 oz.) for Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S on a Z7 vs. 2071g (73 oz.) for Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR on a D850.
Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S Digital Lens
Optics: 14 elements (including 2 unique dispersion and 3 aspherical elements) in 11 groups vs. 20/16 for Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR. Therefore the brand new Z lens features considerably less glass/air areas that is usually a good thing to cut back the possibilities for reflections. Both lenses use fluorine finish on front side to repel liquid, dirt, and soil and may alllow for simpler cleansing.
Closest focus length is 0.30m (11in.) with a magnification of 1:3.3 at 70mm focal size. In my own test I became capable of getting down seriously to 1:3.1 at 0.29m with handbook focus. The magnification of this brand new Nikon is fairly great however only have 14cm (5.5in.) of working length at least focus length. A magnification of just one:10 is attained at 0.80m providing an operating length of 0.61m with lens bonnet affixed. The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR achieves the same magnification in handbook focus with a somewhat longer doing work length and minimal focus length.
Image stabilization: The lens provides no optical stabilization. Although Nikon Z figures offer integrated sensor-shift stabilization over 5 axis – plus an optional digital stabilization choice in movie mode. The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR features optical picture stabilization integrated (pitch and yaw) which may be made use of with the body-based picture stabilization of a Nikon Z human anatomy. In this instance the human body provides just roll modification, maybe not the entire 5 axis.

Nikon Z 24-70mm f4S Digital Lens
Auto focus: indeed with integrated AF drive. Manual-focus override is through just switching the main focus band – in the event that you performedn’t designate another procedure for this multi-function band. The main focus band features a variable gearing enabling for really exact handbook focus whenever switched gradually. Unfortunately this particular aspect is not switched to linear gearing making smooth focus pulling for videographers extremely difficult. Concentrate on the Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR works likewise using the just variations becoming a linear gearing and therefore the main focus ring does just that: focusing.
Price: The lens features a listing cost of $999. However, if you purchase it in a kit with the Z7 digital camera it’s just one more $750. That’s an excellent bargain. The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR is true of an astonishing $2400, though once again it’s an end brighter and contains optical stabilisation.
Aperture ring: the multi-function control band of an S-lens could be assigned to use the aperture, publicity payment or focus – separately for video and stills. It’s different advantage as having a focus ring plus a separate aperture ring on lens however it provides you with even more versatility to manage one of the most essential shooting variables right from a fantastic ring on lens. The aperture is actuated electromagnetically that makes it the same as today’s E-type Nikon lens and places away with the technical coupling that Nikon makes use of on all older lenses . The Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR in addition makes use of electro-magnetic actuation but does not have any aperture control ring.