Along with the D780, Nikon introduces two new professional telephoto zoom lenses. The AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR for DSLR cameras, and the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras. These tough, telephoto zoom lenses raise the bar for lens design, delivering optical performance equivalent to a prime lens.
Designed for shooting in sports venues or outside at night, the AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E promises great AF performance and a much-anticipated focal length range. While the fast, full-frame NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S is the second lens in the Nikon mirrorless family to be released. Whether shooting sports, events, or reportage, this S-Line telephoto zoom lens covers all the bases for stills and video. Focusing is fast, smooth, and silent. Sharpness is outstanding throughout the frame—even when shooting at the widest aperture. When shooting video, focus breathing is all but eliminated.
Both of these pro-grade lenses use Nikon’s new SR glass, as well as ED glass to combat chromatic aberration. As a result, colour fringing is greatly reduced, and harder-to-control blue light (short wavelength spectrum) is thoroughly compensated for. Images are sharper than ever before and contrast is exceptional.
Both lenses will be available from early spring. The AF-S NIKKOR 120–300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR cost RRP £9,499, while the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S is RRP £2,399.