Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S Review | Sample Photos and Videos


Straight up, this is the nicest lens I’ve ever used. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S will step up your photography game beyond your expectations. The images that come off of this lens feel real, artistic, and sharp.

For video, the optical VR stacked with the in body image stabilization of the Nikon Z 6II makes handheld footage look beautiful.

To make it even more expandable, you can add the Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x to make this lens a 140-400mm which is incredibly useful for wildlife photography. Video sponsored by Nikon.


Get your own NIKKOR Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S here:

Thanks for the help filming:
Alex Briere
Jacob Clark


28 thoughts on “Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S Review | Sample Photos and Videos”

  1. I loved your video and it was basically the small nudge I needed to get this lens a few weeks ago haha it was my dream lens since I got my Z50 and it didn't disappoint. Now awaiting for my teleconverter to arrive this week! I can't wait to go out to San Diego next month to test it out at the zoo and safari park 🙂 Keep killing it in the Nikon game, brother!

  2. I'd like to here from Taylor and other commenters if they have been able to successfully track and photo birds with this lens and the 2x convertor? If so, what has been your best settings and experience with it?

  3. I found that when i manually focus, as I turn the focus ring, there is very weak, but discontinuous moving sound coming out of the barrel. You have to put your ears close to the focus ring to heat it. do you think this is normal? Does your copy do the same? Thanks!

  4. Jesus Christ Taylor you’re all over the place dude … one day you can be in Greece then day after somewhere in the Bahamas the next riding a wave in a tsunami with a 70-200 lol WTF !!! Awesome !

  5. Another great video Taylor. I always enjoy them. I keep hearing doom and gloom about Nikon’s future, but the trinity of lenses, coupled with the Z7/Z7 II cameras, produce the best images I’ve ever seen in all my years as a photographer.

  6. Thanks a lot for this review. Since some time back, I'm thinking of buying it with 2X TC, I'm really eager to know how the 2X TC is affecting the picture quality.

    You are requested to please make a comparison video about the picture quality of z 70 200 f/2.8 with and without 2X TC.

    With thanks…


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