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Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens

Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens

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The Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto is a compact all-in-one zoom lens, with a bright constant aperture throughout the range, which is ideal for stills and video with full-frame (FX) Z mount mirrorless cameras.


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  • Excellent choice for both photographers and moviemakers who want a telephoto zoom with a bright constant aperture
  • Compact all-in-one option for a huge variety of creative shooting from portraits and landscapes to cityscapes and more
  • The lens handles focus breathing well and combines fast and quiet focusing with a wide aperture for moviemakers
  • Lightweight design, which balances well on mirrorless camera bodies and won’t weigh you down in the field
  • Great build quality with travel-friendly features including weather seals and an anti-fog coating own the front element
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Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens Summary

Set your creative vision free with the Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens, the latest powerful telephoto zoom lens from Nikon suitable for both photography and videography. Offering a versatile focal range, this compact zoom is the ultimate all-in-one solution for full-frame (FX) Nikon mirrorless camera users. Whether you're capturing beautiful portraits, candid street shots, epic landscapes, or cityscapes, this lens delivers stunning results with beautiful clarity and detail.

You can enjoy the freedom of a constant bright aperture throughout the zoom range, allowing you to maintain consistent exposure and achieve beautiful bokeh with captivating subjects and smooth defocus backgrounds. With its fast stepping motor, you can also capture fast-moving subjects with precision and accuracy, ensuring you never miss a moment, even in low light.


Sample 01 @ 180mm. Camera settings: 1/1000 sec. f/2.8. ISO 280

Designed with video creators in mind, the Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens delivers well-controlled focus breathing, allowing for seamless focus pull transitions. Gone are distracting changes in frame size and the lens lets you maintain the visual integrity of scenes for professional-looking footage.

Being both compact and lightweight, this lens is built for versatility and portability, making it the perfect companion for on-the-go photographers and hybrid creators who travel.

Key Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens Features

  • Portable all-in-one zoom weighing just 795g
  • Bright constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
  • 9-blade rounded aperture
  • Well suppressed focus breathing for video
  • Internal focusing system
  • Stepping motor (STM)  autofocus technology
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.27m
  • Compatible with Z 1.4x Teleconverter and Z 2.0x Teleconverter
  • 67mm filter thread
  • Clickless control ring

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Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens in More Detail

Compact and lightweight design

With its lightweight construction of just 795g and compact size of approximately 15cm, this lens is the perfect companion for your photographic adventures. Whether you're capturing stunning portraits or intricate landscapes, you can enjoy the freedom of handheld shooting without the burden of extra weight. And when combined with the exceptional in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) found in Nikon's mirrorless camera bodies, you can achieve even more remarkable results without the need for a tripod.

Constant f/2.8 aperture

The wide and constant aperture of f/2.8 opens up a world of creative possibilities, particularly in low-light situations where you can capture cleaner, noise-free images at lower ISO settings. With the ability to gather more light, you can also achieve faster shutter speeds to freeze motion with precision. One of the great advantages of this lens is its ability to maintain a consistent aperture and shutter speed across the entire focal range of 70-180mm, allowing you to easily zoom and reframe your shots without adjusting your settings.

For those seeking to emphasise their subjects and create beautiful bokeh, the f/2.8 maximum aperture combined with the 9-bladed round diaphragm offers excellent background separation and a pleasing, smooth blur. This feature is particularly beneficial for portraiture and subject-focused photography, enabling you to effortlessly draw attention to your subject while minimising distractions in the background.


Sample 02 @ 25mm. Camera settings: 1/500 sec. f/3.3. ISO 280

High image quality

Nikon has designed the Z 70-180mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens with precision and quality in mind. Its optical layout incorporates 19 elements arranged into 14 groups, featuring special elements that contribute to its high image quality. These include 5 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements, 1 super ED element and 3 aspherical elements.

These special elements work together to effectively reduce chromatic aberration, control distortions and enhance overall image clarity, ensuring that your photos are sharp, detailed, and free from unwanted artefacts.


Sample 03 @ 145mm. Camera settings: 1/1250 sec. f/3.3. ISO 450

Sharp close-up lens with high magnification

The Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens offers impressive versatility with its close minimum focus distance. At the wide end of the range, you can get as close as 0.27m to your subject, allowing you to capture stunning close-up shots with remarkable sharpness and detail. Even at the telephoto end, the minimum focus distance is just 0.85m, ensuring you can still achieve impressive close-up images with ease.

In addition to its close focusing capabilities, this lens also provides a maximum magnification ratio of 0.48x. This means you can explore the realm of tele-macro photography, capturing subjects with nearly 1:2 magnification. Whether it's photographing flowers, capturing intricate details in nature, or any other subjects that capture your attention, this lens allows you to unleash your creativity and achieve stunning tele-macro shots that truly stand out.


Sample 04 @ 78mm. Camera settings: 1/320 sec. f/8. ISO 125

Teleconverter compatible for extended reach

Expand your telephoto capabilities even further by incorporating Nikon's teleconverters. With the Z TC 2.0x, you can extend the focal length to 360mm, unlocking new possibilities for capturing distant subjects. Not only that, but the reproduction ratio is also doubled to an impressive 0.96x, allowing you to delve deeper into macro-style photography and capture intricate details with stunning clarity.

For a slightly shorter focal length extension, the Z TC 1.4x takes you to 252mm, providing an additional reach while maintaining excellent image quality.


Sample 05 @ 180mm. Camera settings: 1/320 sec. f/8. ISO 900

Capture cinematic telephoto videos

The Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens is a fantastic choice for videographers, offering a versatile telephoto zoom range that brings your subjects closer with ease. The quiet autofocusing ensures smooth and discreet operation, allowing you to capture cinematic-looking videos without unnecessary distractions.

One standout feature for video is the lens's excellent suppression of focus breathing. This means that as you adjust the focus, there is minimal distortion or changes in the frame, resulting in more seamless and professional-looking footage. You can confidently achieve captivating close-ups with a shallow depth of field, adding a touch of artistry to your videos.

Moreover, when filming at longer distances, you can explore parallax effects to add depth and visual interest to your footage. By incorporating camera motion, you can create dynamic shots where the foreground and background appear to move at different speeds, adding a captivating visual element to your storytelling.


Sample 06 @ 80mm. Camera settings: 1/3000 sec. f/2.8. ISO 100

Compact, robust and intuitive

The 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Z mount combines outstanding performance with portability, making it an ideal companion for Nikon Z cameras. Its compact design ensures it won't add unnecessary weight to your kit bag, while the reliable sealing protects against dust and moisture.

The lens is particularly travel-friendly and features a coating on the front element for easy cleaning. With a clickless control ring and knurled zoom ring, you can customize your shooting experience and enjoy smooth, precise handling. The zoom lock switch prevents unwanted movement when the lens is not in use.

Three compact and affordable zooms

This newer Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens joins two existing Nikon mirrorless Z mount lenses, which together make up a new lightweight and affordable trinity, covering 17mm to 180mm in three high-quality lenses.

  1. Nikon Z 17-28mm F/2.8 Lens
  2. Nikon Z 28-75mm F/2.8 Lens
  3. Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens

All three offer superb image quality with a constant aperture and share the same 67mm filter thread. This allows you to invest in a complete set of lens filters for any purpose, which can be shared between the three lenses. The simultaneously launched Nikon Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR Lens is an alternative choice, which offers next level performance with even greater reach than this model.

What’s in the box

  • Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Z mount
  • HB-113 Lens Hood
  • LF-N1 Rear Cap
  • LC-67B Lens Cap
  • CL-C2 Lens Case

Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens Specifications

Lens format

FX (full-frame) Nikon Z mount

Focal length


Aperture range

f/2.8 - f/22

Angle of view

FX: 34º 20’ to 13º 40’

DX: 22º 50’ to 9º

Focusing system

STM / Internal focusing

Minimum focus distance

70mm: 0.27m

85mm: 0.33m

105mm: 0.42m

135mm: 0.58m

180mm: 0.85m

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded)

Filter thread attachment size


Size (diameter x length)

Approx. 83.5mm x 151mm


Approx 795g

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Constant Aperture: Yes
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Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 70-180 mm
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Maximum focal length: 180
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Minimum focal length: 70
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Best For Holiday and Landscape: Yes
Best For Interior and Architecture: N/A
Best For Fashion and Portrait: Yes
Best For Macro and Still Life: N/A
Best For Astro: N/A
Best For Street: N/A
Best For Wildlife and Sport: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
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Our Verdict

The Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 is a must-have lens for creators seeking a versatile and high-performance telephoto zoom lens. Its compact and lightweight design ensures that it won't weigh you down during creative pursuits, making it perfect for travel and on-the-go shooting. With a wide focal range of 70-180mm, it offers excellent flexibility for capturing a variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes and much more.

One of the standout features of this lens is its constant f/2.8 aperture, which allows for exceptional low-light performance and gorgeous bokeh effects. Whether you're shooting in dimly lit environments or looking to achieve a shallow depth of field, this lens delivers outstanding image quality with its high-quality optics.

Whether you decide to use the Z TC 2.0x or the Z TC 1.4x, adding a teleconverter offers enhanced versatility, enabling you to explore new perspectives and capture extraordinary images that push the boundaries of your creativity.

The lens is not only technologically advanced but also built to withstand the rigours of shooting in various conditions. It features reliable sealing to protect against dust and moisture, ensuring its durability and longevity. Additionally, the front element is coated to make it easier to clean off smudges, fingerprints and dust, allowing you to maintain the lens's condition over time.

Overall, the Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8 offers outstanding optical performance, portability and durability, making it a solid investment for photographers and videographers who value versatility and image quality in their creative telephoto work.

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Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

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