Hands-on with Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 S
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Hands-on with Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 S

As we've seen on the Z 24-70mm F2.8 S (as well as the new Noct) the 70-200mm features a small display on the barrel itself, which can be switched (via the 'DISP' button) to display aperture and focus position.

This shot also shows the zoom and focus ring arrangement, which matches that of the AF-S 70-200mm. Some photographers love having zoom positioned towards the tip of the lens, and some photographers hate it, but hopefully all Z-series shooters will appreciate the customizable control ring, positioned at the opposite end of the Z 70-200mm F2.8 S, which can be used for quick control over exposure compensation and/or aperture.

Nikon initially stated that the lens was parfocal (maintaining focus distance, even when you zoom the lens), which is useful for videographers. It has subsequently retracted this claim, so we'll have to wait to see how it behaves, when final versions go into circulation.