Nikkor Z70-200f2.8 & Nikkor Z1.4x photo courtesy Nikon

The New Year has brought a couple of new additions to the equipment locker and I can’t stop shooting with them! I have two projects coming up in 2021 where I need the reach and narrow DoF of the Z70-200f2.8 so I called my friends at Bedford Camera who instantly put it in my hands! My projects, one critter, and one aviation I feel need that 200f2.8 DoF and attached to the Z 6II, well just make a great combo (and a perfect complement to the D6 / 180-400VR I’ll be shooting with).

Maggie captured by Z 6II / Z70-200f2.8

Why then did I get the Z1.4x? I have no direct need for it at the moment but it goes great with the Z70-200f2.8 so I wanted the option in the kit. I’ve not had the lens that long but I like what I have seen so far. Same basic size and weight as the F Mount 70-200f2.8, same filter size but it does focus faster and it does focus closer. Maggie approves of the new Z70-200f2.8 as well, she said: “ruff, ruff, bark, bark, woof” which means … “that camera which is always pointed at me isn’t so close anymore.” I love the Z70-200f2.8 cause it is incredibly sharp which coupled with its narrow DoF makes for some great shooting. I’m excited to be hitting the road and shooting with this new tool, Schweet!

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