Nikon's new Z 24-70mm F2.8 S promises a substantial size and weight reduction compared to its F-mount predecessor and a boost in optical quality. We recently received a final copy of Nikon's latest pro-grade standard zoom and wasted no time taking it out for some shooting.

Over the course of three days we took the Z 24-70mm F2.8 S for a rainy walk around Portland, a cloudy hike up Oregon's Columbia River Gorge, and a sunny stroll around Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Take a look at our gallery of converted Raw files to see how the new lens performed.

Check out our gallery of real-world samples from the Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S