Nikon launches pro-spec Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S standard zoom for Z6 and Z7

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S

Nikon says it’s “a favorite zoom lens reborn for the Z series”, we say it’s the lens that might help convince expert and professional photographers to jump ship and invest in Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7 cameras.

A constant-aperture 24-70mm f/2.8 lens has become an essential item in almost all pro photographers’ kit bags, and while the retracting 24-70mm f/4 lens that was launched alongside Nikon’s new cameras shows off the size advantages of the system, this faster zoom is the lens that most pros will have been waiting for.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at