Complementing the recently-announced 180-600mm lens is Nikon’s latest Z-mount 70-180mm f/2.8 lens, which is optimised to capture both stills and video and features a compact design.

Angled view of the new Nikkor Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens. (Source: Nikon.)

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 capabilities. The 70-180mm focal length combined with a constant fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 ensures an impressive reach and enables users to record moving subjects in low-light situations. Weighing approximately 795 grams and with a total length of approximately 151 mm, the Nikkor Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens is ideal for a wide range of subjects, from portraits subject with a shallow depth of field and soft bokeh through to landscapes and action shots of sports and wildlife. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography, the lens features a zoom lock switch that allows easy operation using the left hand while holding the lens. Its dust-and-drip resistant construction makes it ideal for location use.

The minimum focus distance of just 0.27 metres at 70mm produces a close to life-size reproduction ratio of 0.96x for dramatic close-up shots. This lens is also compatible with the TC-1.4x and TC-2.0x teleconverters. Fast AF with a stepping motor (STM) drive enables quick and quiet focusing with minimal operational sounds. The lens also boasts effective focus-breathing compensation.

The RRP for the Nikkor Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens is AU$2099. Click here for full details.