NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S

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Go from 24mm wide angle views to 120mm telephoto close-ups and everything in between with spectacular image quality. The NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S brings a versatile all-purpose zoom range together with premium S-Line optics, a constant f/4 aperture, close focusing, robust weather-sealing and superior resolution—all in a compact, travel-friendly package.
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  • 5


    Posted by Malinda Hartong on March 24, 2022

    WOW! I shoot a lot of magazine events that involve food and sponsors. Right out of the box I'm so impressed with minimum focus distance and zoom range on this lens! I can't wait to shoot with it this weekend! Focus is fast, range is amazing, close focus is mind-blowing!

  • 5

    I love this lens

    Posted by FRED MORALES on March 6, 2022

    I love, love, love this lens. I started in photography back around 1976 in the analog film era. I’ve shot as an amateur and professionally and have done most types of photography including portraits, landscapes/scenics, wildlife, rock concerts, promotional, and aerials. The only things I haven’t done very much of is sports photography and no underwater photography. That lets you know where I’m coming from and the kind of photography I do. Currently I’m using Nikon digital cameras —— an old D800, a D850, and a Z7II. So this review is about using the “Z” 24-120mm f/4 S lens on the Z7II camera body.The “Z” 24-120mm f/4 S lens has become my all-around lens that I tend to use probably 80% of the time. The other “Z” lenses I currently own are the 14-30mm f/4 S and the 85mm f/1.8 S lenses. If I go out to shoot primarily landscapes, most of the shots will likely be taken with the 14-30mm lens. If I want shallow depth-of-field I’ll likely use the 85mm f/1.8 lens. For most everything else (except wildlife) I’ll likely use the 24-120mm f/4. For wildlife/animals I’d likely go with a 100-400mm lens or longer.If you’re debating whether to buy the 24-70mm f/4, or the 24-70mm f/2.8, the 24-120mm f/4, or the 24-200mm f/4-f/6.3 —— here’s my opinion. Of those four lenses, the 24-70mm f/2.8 is slightly sharper, but all the four lenses are very good. I’d say the 24-120mm comes in second. The 24-70mm f/4 comes in third, and the 24-200mm comes in fourth. The 24-120mm is plenty sharp (especially in the center) and falls off just a bit at the corners. Unless you are photographing flat objects like paintings or documents (in which case I’d suggest using one of the “Z” macro lenses), you will be very happy with the sharpness of the images from the 24-120mm lens.Regarding weight and size, the heaviest of the four lenses is the 24-70mm f/2.8, then the 24-120mm, then the 24-200mm, and finally the 24-70mm f/4. I think the extra 4.5 ounces of weight (of the 24-120mm f/4 compared to the 24-70mm f/4) is well worth the extra 50mm of extra reach at the telephoto end you gain with the 24-120mm. As for size, the 24-70mm f/4 is the shortest followed by the 24-200mm, then the 24-120mm, and finally the longest is the 24-70mm f/2.8. I don’t find the size or weight of the 24-120mm to be a problem at all.Now down to the dollars and cents ——- the 24-120mm is $100 more than the 24-70mm f/4 and it’s $200 more than the 24-200mm. If money is a big issue for you, then go with one of the two less expensive lenses. I think the extra $100 or $200 is well worth the advantages you get with the 24-120mm lens.I love the fact that the filter thread is 77mm since most of my filters are 77mm. I love the size and weight of the lens — no issue there for me. I love the quality of the images from the lens. Auto focus is fast. I love the build quality of the lens itself. I love having a bit of extra telephoto reach (compared to the two 24-70mm lenses). I love having the ability to close focus down to abut 1.15 feet at all focal lengths (lets me enter the near-macro world). That puts you roughly one foot from the front element to the subject. I love having the “control ring” and L-Fn button on the lens. In the old days I liked having the ability to change the f/stop of a lens via a ring on the lens barrel. With the 24-120mm I can assign that f/stop function to the control ring. The lens comes that way by default.I highly recommend you at least consider the 24-120mm f/4 S lens. It is a winner. If you do mainly telephoto work, then the 24-200mm might be the way to go for you, but I think (if you could afford it) you would do better going with a 100-400mm lens or longer for that purpose. If you only want the very best lens and don’t care about the extra expense or the extra weight or the larger size, then go with the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. I’m very happy with this 24-120mm f/4 S lens ——— it is wonderful.

  • 5

    Great lens

    Posted by Mark Lillegard on February 24, 2022

    Great lens. Versatile and I really good range for landscape and travel.

  • 5

    Lens Perfection

    Posted by Erik Larson on February 7, 2022

    I had the Z 24-70 f4 and loved it. Took it to Iceland and other awesome spots. I recently got the 24-120 and WOW there is so much to love about this lens. The extra 50mm is just right on so many occasions. The lack of the lock position is appreciated. The 77mm filter threads is fantastic. This thing is so dang sharp. It makes crisp sun stars. The programmable back ring set to ISO is awesome. It’s like a dimmer switch in low light. If you are on the fence or are new to the Z cameras, if you can find this lens, get it!

  • 5

    Best Allrounder Zoom for Nikon

    Posted by Rakesh Chatterjee on January 20, 2022

    Excellent all round zoom lens with perfect compromise of image quality, weight, zoom range, build quality, auto focusing. Kudos to Nikon for striking a good balance.

  • 5

    This Landscape/Travel Lens is a Winner!

    Posted by Michael Cohen on January 17, 2022

    This new lens does not disappoint! The design, build, and balance are outstanding. It focuses quickly and produces tack sharp photos, including from only 13" away, with beautiful color rendition. Z6/Z7/Z9 owners can put aside any concerns that the lens doesn't have VR. IBIS takes care of that beautifully. I love having the extra 50mm of reach, as compared with the z24-70 f/4s.

  • 5

    Milk or A 24-120 f4 - Definitely the best all around lens!

    Posted by John Nelson on January 11, 2022

    Simply an amazing lens! I've used this lens for both stills and video; the results are outstanding! In combination with my Z6ii, this lens is sharp, has great contrast and color saturation. If you're interested in an all around great lens, seriously consider this offering!

  • 5

    First impression

    Posted by Sam Shapirstein on January 11, 2022

    Have no many time to try this lens. So far so GREAT.

  • 5

    Excellent Lens

    Posted by Michael Steinbach on January 11, 2022

    Stellar lens in the vein of the F Mt. 24-120 but quiet and with a tighter overall feel, no creeping yet. Glad to FINALLY have it in my bag!