On February 14, 2019 it is looking more like the day of photographic presentations than that of lovers. Nikon just introduced the new NIKKOR 24-70mm f Z / 2.8 S for your recent Nikon Z . A zoom lens that will be the first of the three professional objectives that Nikon is preparing for its conquest of the world of mirrorless cameras.
It is clear that if you want to draw attention to the professionals on the benefits of a new system you have to offer goals to match. It does not make sense to have cameras like the Z7 without a 24-70 and a 70-200 f2.8 . So just introduced Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm Z f / 2.8 S . On paper it seems more compact and indicate that it has a good seal against the weather.
It is a constant aperture zoom lens f2,8 with 17 elements in 15 groups. They have been concerned to offer a very clear performance from center to corner of the frame and have achieved a minimum focus distance of 0.38 m. And insist on compact structure and sealing against dust and moisture.
Particularly striking is the customizable control ring, which allows a manual focus by default, but which can also be programmed for silent control of the diaphragm, to avoid problems when recording videos, and for exposure compensation. It is something inspired by Canon objectives, if I remember correctly.