First impressions of 24-200 z lens

TimMc

Supporting Member
I added this to a Z7 kit of 14-30 and 24-70. The lens compares well to the first two for my shooting. That equates to mainly landscape and printed to 13x19. It easily fills the all in one lens when multiple lenses are a bother and it fills out the 70-200 range as well as the FTC adapter and a 70-200f4 with out the hassle of the adapter which I have grown to dislike. My other use for the lens has been in video. I help livestream our church service. It is fantastic for everything from a wide view of the church to a tight view of the altar.

The quality of the 14-30 and the 24-70 are undoubtedly better than the 24-200 but only at a pixel peeping inspection that I don’t find productive.

samples all from last night

14-30

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24-70
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24-200

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JimFox

Moderator
Staff member
I am glad you are doing a review of the 24-200mm Z lens Tim. That lens is actually the lens that could push me into getting a Z camera. I use my 24-120mm a lot as it's sharp and has a good range. The only thing that could improve it is if it had more range, like to 200mm.... :) So the 24-200mm sure appeals to me.

It certainly looks sharp here, and I agree I like real world results instead of pixel peeping. Keep us updated with your results and add some more samples as time goes on.
 

Jameel Hyder

Moderator
Staff member
Canon also has a 24-240 in their RF lineup. While I don’t have that lens, the reviews are pretty positive overall. Not quite their L glass but nice for an all round lens.
 

TimMc

Supporting Member
Canon also has a 24-240 in their RF lineup. While I don’t have that lens, the reviews are pretty positive overall. Not quite their L glass but nice for an all round lens.
It looks like Canon has done a much better job rolling out new lenses than Nikon. Hopefully Nikon will catch up this year. In any case the competition benefits all of us.
 
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