The Nikkor Z 24-70mm is a normal range, zoom lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless system.
For Nikkor Z lenses, check out the Ultimate Nikon Z Mirrorless Lens Guide

Get your’s at B&H or Amazon.

Release date for the 24-70mm S is set for October 3, 2018. You can preorder your copy here.

Optical Design

The 24-70 f/4 features 14 elements in 11 groups – packed fairly tightly into what seems to be a lightweight lens. There has been some complaining that an f/2.8 wasn’t chosen to be the first lens, but I don’t think that’s as big a deal as people make it out to be. Assuming the IBIS in the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 cameras is decent, the f/4 will perform just fine. If you crave tons of bokeh, then wait and get the 58mm f/0.95 noct.

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 lens elements

The blue elements are aspherical, the yellow are ED elements and the orange element is aspherical, ED glass.

MTF Charts for the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4

The MTF seems in line with the the 50mm f/1.8 and the 35mm f/1.8 – though I think its still going to be excellent with a little more of a 3D look to it. Micro contrast looks to be exceptional which is very important.

MTF Wide
Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 MTF wide

MTF Tele
Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 MTF tele

I’ll continue to update this page as we get more information. I’ll have sample images as soon as I can get a copy to use.


• Z-Mount, FX Format
• 14 Elements in 11 Groups
• One Aspherical Element
• One Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Element
• Three Aspherical Elements
• 11.81″ / 30 cm Minimum Focus Distance
• Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
• Stepping Motor Autofocus Drive
• Programmable Control Ring
• 7 Blade, rounded diaphragm
• f/4 to f/22 aperture range
• 72mm filter threading
• Retractable Design
• Weather Sealed

Nikkor Z 24-70 f/4 S Product Images

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S

Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S