Best Lenses for Nikon Z7 II

Looking for the best lenses for Nikon Z7 II ? Which lenses to get for your Nikon Z7 II ?  What native lenses are available right now? Our list of the best Nikon Z7 II lenses includes Nikon Z mount zooms, all f/1.8 prime lenses.

The Nikon Z7 II features the Z-mount, which support Nikon’s line of Z-mount lenses. Additionally, this Z-mount design also lends full compatibility to existing Nikon F-mount lenses via an optional FTZ Mount Adapter.

Nikon’s Z mount lens range is small so far but has all the key lenses in place, including the compact and excellent 24-70mm f/4 ‘kit’ zoom, a pro-spec 24-70mm f/2.8 version and ‘classic’ focal lengths from 20mm to 85mm and an f/1.8 maximum aperture.

If you have already got the Nikon Z7 II (Amazon | B&H | Adorama), the next thing is to find the best lenses for Nikon Z7 II.

Quick Nikon Z7 II Features

The Nikon Z7 II is suited to advanced and professional photographers demanding unparalleled expression of subject details. Sporting a high-resolution 45.7MP FX-format BSI CMOS sensor and dual EXPEED 6 image processors, the Nikon Z7 II is capable of up to 10 fps continuous shooting, UHD 4K 60p video recording, as well as full HD 1080p video recording up to 120p for slow motion playback. The sensor also incorporates a 493-point phase-detection AF system, which now supports Eye-Detect AF in Wide-Area AF modes and during movie recording, and permits focusing in low-light down to -4.5 EV. Additionally, 5-axis in-body Vibration Reduction helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake with any mounted lens. Simply put, a powerful upgrade to the Nikon Z7, the Z7 II is the ideal camera for capturing highly detailed portraits, landscapes, weddings, events, and commercial photography when there is no compromise on image quality.

In this post, in order to help you get a professional-like shot, here we list the top recommended and most suitable native full-frame Z-Mount lenses for Nikon Z7 II mirrorless camera including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. Here are our top recommended Z-mount lenses for Nikon Z7 II full-frame mirrorless camera.

Best Lenses for Nikon Z7 II Camera

Best Portrait/Wedding/Low Light Lenses:

Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S : A favored focal length for everything from landscape to street shooting, the NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S is a prime wide-angle lens characterized by its versatility and bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. With a maximum aperture of f/1.8, this impressive NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 wide-angle lens helps capture well-exposed images with stunning background bokeh even in challenging shooting situations.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S : The sharpest and fastest 50mm prime lens. Ideal for portraiture, street photography, landscapes, nightscapes and more. The new NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S is Nikon’s fastest and most optically impressive AF prime lens yet, effortlessly balancing the combination of intense sharpness and dreamy bokeh. For pro-level creators that need powerful performance and versatility, the 50mm f/1.2 delivers a standard focal length with unrivaled sharpness, speed, and life-like clarity.

Nikon Z 85mm F1.8 S :  Popular for portraiture, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S’s 85mm perspective is within the sweet spot for portraits and fashion, rendering faces naturally and beautifully, free of distortion, and it can offer extreme sharpness, stunning bokeh, unwavering focus and lifelike accuracy compensation. In addition, it has Eye-Detection autofocus, ultra-quiet focus motors, a control ring, and minimized focus breathing.

Best Telephoto/Action Lenses:

Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR : A one-lens solution for working in a wide variety of shooting situations, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR from Nikon is an all-in-one 8.3x zoom covering wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths that is ideal for immersive landscapes, arresting architecture, captivating portraits, candid street photography and everything in between – all with a single compact, lightweight lens. At just 570 g, the compact NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is the perfect grab and go lens for all-day versatility and convenience. From stunning wide landscapes to close-ups of the animals that inhabit them, every shot is captured with staggering resolution, impressive clarity and minimal distortion.

Nikon Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S : The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 represents a pivotal lens for the Z series and a must-have for those shooting sports, action, weddings, events, news, wildlife and portraits. Equipped with a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture and an impressive 5 stops of built-in optical VR image stabilization, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm gives mirrorless shooters the flexibility to capture astoundingly sharp images and videos in a variety of scenarios. In addition, this NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens is compatible with the new Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x & 2x.

Best Walkaround/All-around Lenses:

Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S : The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S was designed for photographers and videographers looking to capture gorgeous wide-angle landscapes or vivid street photography, a travel adventure or a stunning starscape. For videographers and content creators, this popular focal length is a staple for production due to its natural perspective. The lens takes advantage of the most advanced NIKKOR technologies to deliver optical superiority, exceptional sharpness, beautiful bokeh and high-resolution across the entire frame, even at maximum aperture.

Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S : The Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens is a powerful standard zoom lens that’s indispensable for a wide range of photo and video applications, from landscapes and street photography to full-length and environmental portraits, all with stunning clarity, high resolution and natural bokeh. Elevated by a new Multi-Focus System, next generation lens flare correction and advanced S-Line features and functionality, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is a must-have lens that marks the sweet spot of performance, precision and optical superiority.

Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR : The Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is perfect for anyone wanting a single lens that can help them step up and capture any moment that comes their way.

Best Wideangle Lenses:

Nikon Z 20mm F1.8 S : With an ultra-wide 20mm field of view and a brilliant f/1.8 maximum aperture, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S is a versatile prime well-suited to a range of subject types, from architecture to interiors to landscapes. Its angle of view excels at landscape and wide interior shooting, while its speed makes it superb for environmental portraits with lush, soft backgrounds, and for low light shots that are sharp and clean with faithful point light reproduction.

Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S : The ultimate ultra-wide zoom. Optimized for landscapes, cityscapes, night skies, architecture, interiors and environmental portraits. The ultra-wide angle NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is the world’s shortest and lightest full-frame f/2.8 zoom lens with a 14mm field of view, enabling a versatile range to capture expansive views including cityscapes, landscapes, astrophotography and more. Joining the previously announced NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S and NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lenses, this lens completes the trinity of coveted fast aperture Z series zooms

Best Macro Lenses:

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO : Characterized by its close-focusing capabilities and apochromatic design, the Nikon Z-mount Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO from Venus Optics is a unique and versatile short-telephoto prime that is ideal for macro photography. Featuring an apochromatic designation, this lens uses a pair of low dispersion elements to effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for greater clarity and accurate rendering. The lens’s manual focus design also suits its macro capabilities, which permit working with subjects as close as 2:1 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.7″ to suit working with close-up subjects.

For Z mount, Micro 105mm is yet to be announced but you can use the Nikkor 105mm 2.8G Micro (Macro). You can use it for a general purpose lens and is a gem of a lens for higher megapixel cameras.

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