Inspire Creativity with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8

Get closer and bolder with the new NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8, Nikon’s latest telephoto zoom lens, which enables creative brilliance with its compact design and exceptional operability.

NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesNIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

Nikon Corporation (Nikon) introduces the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8, the latest lens in the full-frame/FX-format line-up that embodies creative brilliance, effortless operability, and exceptional optical performance. Housed in a lightweight body, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 is the newest telephoto zoom lens optimised to capture both stills and video in a compact design. 

Whether you are capturing fast-paced action or focusing on subjects to achieve stunning bokeh, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 delivers exceptional results under any scenario. The 70-180mm focal length combined with a constant fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 ensures an impressive reach, allowing users to capture distant subjects with ease.

Woman under tree in shadow photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesWoman under tree in shadow photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories
Grass Seeds photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesGrass Seeds photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

© Chloe Lodge

BMX Trick photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesBMX Trick photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

© Jason Halayko

NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Primary Features

Performance that goes the distance

Capture sharp images of moving subjects in low-light situations due to the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8’s ability to take in a large volume of light, simply by setting a faster shutter speed with minimal increase of ISO sensitivity. If you need to go even further, attach a teleconverter to extend the focal length up to 252mm with TC-1.4x and 360mm with TC-2.0x, respectively1. Combined with the large bokeh and telephoto compression effect, users can capture portraits that stand out, even in situations where the subject is at a distance, with the bright f/2.8 maximum aperture.

Train at sunset overa bridge photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesTrain at sunset overa bridge photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

Shoot diverse scenes, from majestic landscapes to detailed portraits and adorable pets, with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 broad focal length of 70-180mm. With the lens, shooting portraits (at the 180mm end) makes all the difference, as its maximum aperture isolates the subject with shallow depth of field and soft bokeh. Users who love capturing landscape photos (at the 70mm end) will appreciate the ability to stop down the lens’ aperture, which creates high-resolution images with clear details.

Dog in river photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesDog in river photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

© Chloe Lodge

Train at sunset overa bridge photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesTrain at sunset overa bridge photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

© Takahiro Sakai

Mt Fuji photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesMt Fuji photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories
Lighter weight, better portability

Small in size yet big on performance, the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 weighs approximately 795g with a total length of approximately 151mm2, making it an ideal everyday companion during travels and for capturing daily snapshots. The lens features a compact design that lends itself to easy transportation and helps to reduce fatigue during longer shoots, despite being a fast telephoto zoom lens.

Ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography, the lens features a zoom lock switch that allows easy operation with one’s left hand while holding the lens. Furthermore, its dust-and-drip resistant3 design helps to prevent dust and liquid from entering the lens.

Woman photographing sunrise in grass with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesWoman photographing sunrise in grass with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories
Exceptional operability 

Users who love capturing the finer things in life, such as close-ups of pets and flowers, will appreciate the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 AF for close-up photography4 at minimum focus distance5 of just 0.27m (at the maximum wide-angle position). The finer AF drive enables focusing at the minimum focus distance. With the maximum aperture, users can achieve a unique soft depiction. Users can get closer and comfortably photograph their subjects with the lens’ maximum reproduction ratio of 0.48x. And with the TC-2.0x teleconverter, the maximum reproduction ratio is 0.96x – achieving images that are close to life-size reproduction.

Clover flower photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesClover flower photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories
Photographer using the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesPhotographer using the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

Shooting fast action movements often produce blurred images due to camera shake. With the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8, users can capture sharp images and videos of athletes in action or their favourite furry friends running in the park, thanks to the lens’ fast AF with stepping motor (STM) that enables quick focusing and a quiet AF drive that minimises disruption from unnecessary operational sounds.

BMX Trick photographed with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesBMX Trick photographed with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

© Jason Halayko

With the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8, users can also record videos with a natural shift in focus position, from foreground to background subjects or vice versa, with effective focus-breathing6 compensation. Capture natural shots with the lens control ring that enables the focus and brightness to be changed slowly and smoothly. Even when the focus point shifts from one subject to another, the angle of view is maintained, creating smooth and natural videos with stable exposure. Regardless of the speed at which the focus ring is turned, the focus position moves in accordance with the rotation angle within the set angle range, enabling videographers to control the level of focus they need. 

Basketballers photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesBasketballers photographed with NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

© Jason Halayko

The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 joins the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 and the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 in a series of zoom lenses that provide f/2.8 maximum aperture options to photographers looking to expand their imaging expression.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users' needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

Availability

For more information on the new NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 and other Nikon products, please visit https://www.nikon.com.hk/en/

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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1 Depending on the subject, ambient lighting conditions, and the focus point selected, the camera may be unable to focus using autofocus or the focus indicator for electronic rangefinding may flicker while a teleconverter is attached. Maximum aperture will be reduced by 1 or 2 stops respectively when 1.4x or 2.0x teleconverters are used.
2  Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange.
3 Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.
4 Peripheries of images may not be sharp when shooting flat subjects in close distance with around 70mm focal length and around f/2.8 aperture. This is improved by stopping down the aperture.
5 The minimum focus distance may differ from figures mentioned in specification when attaching teleconverters.
6 Focus breathing may be noticeable depending on the distance between the lens and the subjects due to the characteristics of the lens.