Nikon NIKKOR Z Lightweight and Compact 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Mount

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SKU: 20120-NIKON

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Nikon NIKKOR Z Lightweight and Compact 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Mount

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Nikon NIKKOR Z Lightweight and Compact 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Z Mount

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 is a classic combination of focal length and aperture that lets you explore photography in the most versatile way. It is equally fit for wildlife photography and sports as it is for landscapes, portraits, and everyday shots. With a beautiful background blur and outstanding low-light performance, it is the ideal lens that is compact and versatile.

Blurry Backgrounds

The lens’ f/2.8 aperture has a shallow depth of field that combines with the telephoto focal length’s natural compression to offer a three-dimensional effect, resulting in beautifully blurred backgrounds.

Low-Light Photography Detailing

Slow down the shutter speeds of the full-frame/FX-format Z series camera to gather more light when shooting in low-lit environments without causing any camera blur or an increase in ISO settings.

Wide Range of Shots

The lens allows you to explore various types of photography, ranging from landscapes and wildlife shots to portraits and event photography.

Focus Macro-Stye

At the 70mm zoom position, you can go as close as 10.68 inches to your subject while at the 180mm zoom position, the lens offers a distance of 2.79 feet.

Travel-Friendly Lens

The NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 is a go-to lens for photographers who are always on the run. It has the lightest full-frame f/2.8 telephoto zoom ever created by Nikon. This makes it over 40 percent lighter and smaller than the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S which has a smaller diameter.

Smooth Transition

Experience smooth transitions of focus from the foreground to the background while recording videos with minute changes in the angle of view.

Highly Accurate Stepping Motor

The autofocus of this lens has a highly accurate stepping motor that is low on mechanical noise and tracks the subject diligently, making it ideal for Eye-Detection AF. This makes it perfect for recording videos as well.

Increase the Focal Length

By attaching a Z series teleconverter of 2x or 1.4x, you can increase the focal length up to 360mm, which is the equivalent of 540mm on an APS-C/DX-format camera or a full-frame frame/FX-format camera in DX-crop mode.

Dust and Drip Resistant

The lens is dust and drip resistant. It is sealed against water droplets and dust, eliminating the barrier between you and a stunning image. The antifouling coating on the front element resists smudges, fingerprints, and dirt and makes it easy to clean.


Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focal Length70-180mm
Maximum Magnification0.48x
Angle of view34 degree 20-feet to 13 degree 40-feet
Minimum Focus Distance70mm: 0.89 ft (0.27 m), 180mm: 2.79 ft (0.85 m)
Diaphragm Blades9 Rounded diaphragm opening
Optical Design19 Elements in 14 Groups
Zoom Focal Length70-180mm
Lens FormatFX
Lens TypeTelephoto Zoom


Lens MountNikon Z-Mount


Weight28.04 oz

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