Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S review at DxO: “The new benchmark for 24-70mm lenses”

The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S got tested at DxO. The Conclusion is that it is “the new benchmark for 24-70mm lenses”:

Many professional photographers consider their 24-70mm f/2.8 their standard, everyday workhorse optic. The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S sets a new benchmark by which other 24-70mm lenses will be judged.

It may not have the record for the highest sharpness score, but it manages to maintain its excellent sharpness very well across the frame. The distortion, which isn’t excessive, is also corrected automatically in RAW files and its control over chromatic aberration is superb.

The degree of vignetting is perhaps a little disappointing, but it can be addressed in post-capture processing if necessary, and many photographers like to darken image corners to enhance their images. If you want the best all-around image quality from a 24-70mm lens, the Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the lens to go for.

In this review, we have compared the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S to its closest rivals. Remember that the lenses are intended to be used on different camera systems and mounts, so the comparisons are not strictly applicable.

These new Sigma lenses might be available for Z-mount in late 2019!

These new Sigma lenses will be announced tomorrow (July 11) at 9am London time. And from what I heard the Z-mount version will be announced in 6 months!

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 E-mount and L-mount. Price in Japan ¥164,700 (= $1,400 and €1,350-€1,500):


Sigma 45mm f/2.8 E-mount and L-mount lens (ships on July 26). Price in Japan ¥64,800 (=$600 and €530-€590):

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 E-mount and L-mount lens (ships in August). Price in Japan ¥164,700 (= $1,400 and €1,350-€1,500):


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