More light.
More reach.

photo of a girl and a dandelion, taken with the NIKKOR Z 70-180mm f/2.8 lens
  • 70-180mmTelephoto Zoom
  • f/2.8Constant Aperture
  • 795 gLightweight
  • < 6 in.Compact Profile
  • Z MountFull Frame/FX-format

Beautifully blurred backgrounds.

The shallow depth of field of the f/2.8 aperture combines with the natural compression of the telephoto focal length for a stunning three-dimensional effect.

More detail in low light.

On a Full-frame/FX-format Z series camera with in-body image stabilization, you can slow down shutter speeds to gather even more light without causing camera blur or raising ISO settings.

Telephoto versatility.

Cover a huge range of shots with a single lens, from landscapes and snapshots to sports, wildlife and portraits.

Macro-style close focusing.

Get as close to your subject as 10.68 in. at the 70mm zoom position and 2.79 ft. at the 180mm zoom position for photos and videos that reveal the smallest details.

When close focusing on flat subjects at f/2.8 in the 70mm zoom position, softness will be evident at the frame edges. Learn More

Part of an affordable trio of f/2.8 zoom lenses.

Cover a vast focal length range—from 17mm all the way up to 180mm—with consistent image quality, background blur, low-light performance and operation.

Thoughtfully designed.



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    ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

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    Super ED Glass

    Nikon has also developed Super ED glass featuring even lower dispersion properties and extremely high performance in reducing the secondary spectrum, to minimize chromatic aberration even further, as well as other lens aberrations.

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    Stepping Motor

    NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.

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    IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

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    A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.

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    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

LCD, Video and Photo Gallery images are for illustrative purposes only

Tech Specs

  • Focal Length Range

    Focal Length Range

    70 - 180mm
  • Maximum Aperture

    Maximum Aperture

    f/ 2.8
  • Format

  • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

    Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)

    3.3 in. (83.5 mm) x 6 in. (151 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    28.04 oz. (795 g)
  • Mount Type
    Nikon Z Mount
  • Focal Length Range
    70 - 180mm
  • Zoom Ratio
  • Maximum Aperture
    f/ 2.8
  • Minimum Aperture
    f/ 22
  • Format
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
    22°50′ to 9°
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
    34° 20′ to 13° 40′
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio
  • Lens Elements
  • Lens Groups
  • Compatible Format(s)
    FX, DX
  • Diaphragm Blades
  • ED Glass Elements
  • Super ED Glass Elements
  • Aspherical Elements
  • Autofocus
  • Internal Focusing
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    70mm zoom position: 0.89 ft (0.27 m) measured from focal plane , 85mm zoom position: 1.09 ft (0.33 m) measured from focal plane , 105mm zoom position: 1.38 ft (0.42 m) measured from focal plane , 135mm zoom position: 1.91 ft (0.58 m) measured from focal plane , 180mm zoom position: 2.79 ft (0.85 m) measured from focal plane
  • Focus Mode
  • E-type
  • Filter Size
  • Accepts Filter Type
    Front: screw-in
  • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
    3.3 in. (83.5 mm) x 6 in. (151 mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    28.04 oz. (795 g)
  • Lens Type


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