Very sharp. Minimal distortion. 1:4.5 macro magnification. Weather protection and fluorine coat. Programmable control button. Quick, silent autofocus. The Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is a standard zoom with lens outstanding optical performance and a pro-grade build. Nikon understands that if it wants to get pros excited about its mirrorless system, it needs to have the lenses to match. So it’s no surprise that the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S ($2,299.95), a must-have lens for most working photographers, is an early entry. Nikon’s most recent take on the design is an exceptional performer, one of the sharpest 24-70mm f/2.8 zooms we’ve seen for any system, but it also comes with a premium price—it’s one of the most expensive lenses of this type on the market. That doesn’t stop it from earning Editors’ Choice marks—it’s the standard zoom you’ll want to pair with your Nikon Z camera for sure. The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 is around the same size and weight as similar lenses for other systems. It measures 4.9 by 3.5 inches (HD), weighs 1.8 pounds, and supports 82mm front filters. If you prefer a smaller, lighter zoom, the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f...