A Look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens

While a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is often the workhorse of choice for a range of scenarios, 70mm can sometimes feel a little short when you are on a trip or a walk with your camera. An alternative is the 24-105mm or 24-120mm f/4 lens, which trades a stop of aperture for more reach and often, a much lower price. For Nikon mirrorless shooters, there is the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens, and this excellent video takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens. I've always been partial to these zooms over 24-70mm f/2.8 options. No doubt, the latter have their place, especially in low-light situations like weddings and events, but that extra reach has always been much more useful and compositionally freeing to me, particularly when I am on a trip or a hike and do not want to carry anything besides my camera and a single lens. They also tend to be about half the price of a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, so consider if your work (and wallet) would be better suited by one! Check out the video above for Irwin's full thoughts on the lens. 

Log in or register to post comments
Carl Bishop's picture

How about this lens compared to the 24-120 f4 for the Nikon DSLR cameras??

JEREMY MOORE's picture

I'd love a happy medium with this range and an F2.8-4. Nikon has been blowing smoke about playing up their mount diameter with it opening up innovation. Canon is innovating, Nikon isn't. Even Tamron is doing big things for the dinky E-mount

Jacob H.'s picture

I'm not sure why you think Canon is innovating and Nikon isn't. Most of the S-line lenses are pretty impressive and so is the Z9. On this particular topic, the Z 24-120/f4 is very good and the Canon equivalent RF 24-105/f4 is not only shorter, but only average in image quality. I've been using Canon and Fuji for a long time, but recently switched to Nikon and I'm very satisfied with the cameras and lenses so far.