Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S confirmed for late August

Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S
(Image credit: Nikon)

UPDATE 21/07: The Nikon Z 70-200mm f/2.8 was originally meant to arrive on 14 February 2020, but due to production difficulties caused by coronavirus the lens was indefinitely delayed with little word on when we could expect its arrival. However, we've now had confirmation from Nikon USA, which lists the shipping date as late August. This will line the lens up nicely with the two new Nikon Z teleconverters that have recently been announced.

Nikon USA says: "When the When the teleconverters are used with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S (availability scheduled for late August), the focal length on the telephoto end is extended to 280mm (1.4x) or 400mm (2.0x) producing a significant expansion of this telephoto lens' shooting range."

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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