Author Topic: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens  (Read 2951 times)

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2020, 08:22:06 »
My feeling as of now, after using the new Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 S, is that this is a very exceptional lens. About the only thing I can add, from my use of the lens, is that this lens has a special IQ or style, whatever a few great lenses have. I find myself really liking the “grab” or way the lens feels, enough so that I look for ways to use this lens just because the result is so pleasing.
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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2020, 08:32:33 »
Some say for what it is worth, that the last f-mount the E version is very, very close in IQ etc.

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2020, 00:01:25 »
Got a sample that likely has my name on it.
Will run it through my ways of lens testing and will report here accordingly.

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2020, 09:16:03 »
Nice! Looking forward to the images ;)
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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2020, 21:55:22 »
First test: LoCA, here at 200mm. Upon very fine inspection there is a very very amount of LoCA but nothing worse than the Lanthar 125 (from memory). Truly exceptional construction by Nikon!

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2020, 22:01:12 »
Here at 70mm. Same result.

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2020, 10:49:06 »
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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2020, 10:54:30 »
APO? why Nikon doesnt call it APO?

Thanks for the samples, and show some more!

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2020, 13:38:12 »
Couple of "real" shots, at portrait distance. Both at 200mm.


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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2020, 14:01:48 »
Here at full blast at 70mm. A little vignette correction applied.

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2020, 14:21:36 »
Couple to illustrate lack of bleeding and LoCA issues on water reflections.
These have been processed via Capture NX-D with all optical corrections turned off.
The inserts are 100% (sorry for the black outline entering into the crop along the edges)

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2020, 17:08:39 »
Corner performance at night.

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2020, 17:21:28 »
Hmmm. I have no 70-200 lens ....

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2020, 17:36:00 »
Hmmm. I have no 70-200 lens ....

Surprising...but then again you can probably cover every mm focal range via your vast selection of lenses Birna

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Re: Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2020, 18:28:28 »
I got [too] many of the Z native lenses at present, but have no intention of getting all of them. Doubling or even tripling options of focal lengths is not my priority these days. I do await the arrival of the Z Micro 105 as soon as it's released, but apart from this optic, no more Z's on my list.