There are plenty of 24-70mm lenses available; it’s a standard option from many lens manufacturers. And when you put them on full-frame cameras like the Nikon Z7 or Z6, you get basically the same perspective from each.
The perspective you get from each end of the zoom range of the lens I’m focusing on here—the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S—is basically the same as other 24-70mm zooms. So if you’ve used other lenses at those focal lengths, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect.
But I’m posting these practical examples here for anyone curious about whether this lens is going to be the right fit compared to another zoom lens. These aren’t inexpensive lenses, after all, so it might be helpful to have some real-world examples of how much zoom range you can expect to get when shooting with it. I’ve posted some more general sample images separately.
So I’ve shot some simple examples from the same shooting position. For each pair, there’s one shot at 24mm and another a 70mm. They were all shot on a Nikon Z7.
Zoom Examples of the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S
[caption id="attachment_34106" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 24mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34107" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 70mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34110" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 24mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34111" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 70mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34108" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 24mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34109" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 70mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34104" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 24mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34105" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoomed out to 70mm. Taken on a Nikon Z 7 camera body.[/caption]
Q&A About the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Zoom Lens
What size lens filters does it take?
What lens hood does it take?
The lens hood for the Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens is model HB-85.
What is its minimum focusing distance?
It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.99 ft. (0.3m) from the focal plane. That applies at zoom positions.
What are its maximum and minimum apertures?
It has a maximum aperture of ƒ/4 and stops down to a minimum aperture of ƒ/22.
What is that smaller lens ring for?
You’ll notice two rotating rings on the lens. The broader one is for the zoom. The narrow one nearer the camera body is actually programmable. By default, it’s set to control manual focusing. But you can change that to aperture control or exposure compensation. I’ve put together a quick guide separately.
Where to Buy
And while it’s still quite a new camera and there aren’t many on the used market, it’s still worth looking at KEH if you’re in the market for a used copy.
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Ricoh GR III Accessories & Replacement Parts
Here are the model numbers of some of the core accessories and replacement parts for the Ricoh GR III.
- Ring Cap: GN-1
The ring cap is the small plastic ring that attaches around the lens. Chances are, it's fallen off. While you do have to remove it to attach the lens adapter, it's a poor design that tends to fall off and get lost far too often. I've lost a couple of them now.
The camera will work just fine without it. But that will leave some contacts exposed around the lens barrel, which isn't ideal.
The official replacement part is overpriced. But you can also pick up much less expensive aftermarket versions. They're also available in different colors, so you can bling up your camera with a personal touch--or make it look like the Street Edition.
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- 【Easy to use & Protector】:Easy installation and removal and Protects lens barrel exterior.
The GR III has a USB Type-C connector port. When you get a cable, you can get them with another USB Type-C connector on the other end or a more traditional USB Type-A connector. Which you choose depends entirely on what you're plugging into. For example, some newer laptops only have USB-C, while most other computers have USB-A.
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Battery & Charger
- Battery: DB-110
It's a rechargeable lithium-ion battery rated at 3.6V 1350mAh 4.9Wh.
There are some other cameras that also use the same battery--notably, some Olympus cameras (the Olympus model number for the same battery is LI-90B). So they're quite widely available. You can get the official Ricoh version. There are also aftermarket versions that can be much better value but work just as well.
- This Wasabi Power kit includes 2 batteries and 1 charger for the Ricoh DB-110
- Each Wasabi Power battery features Premium Grade A cells, 3.7V, 1300mAh
- Charger: BJ-11
You can charge the battery in the camera (using a USB-C cable). There are also external battery chargers available. They're especially useful if you're using spare batteries, so you can charge and shoot simultaneously.
- AC Adapter: K-AC166
This is used to power the camera for longer shoots, such as time-lapse, or if you happen to be using the camera for live streaming as a webcam. It connects via the camera's USB-C port.
Wide-Angle Conversion Lens
- Wide-Angle Lens: GW-4
- Lens Adapter: GA-1
- Wired Shutter Release: CA-3
- Easy to operate, Half-press to focus, Full-press to shoot
- Fits macro photography well, eliminates camera shake
- Standard External Viewfinder: GV-1
- Mini External Viewfinder: GB-2
- ✪LCD Screen Protector perfectly fit for Ricoh GR 3 DSLR Camera . Not for other model. Easy to install...
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- Soft Case: GC-9
- Neck Strap: GS-3
- Hand Strap: GS-2
Ricoh has produced a wide-angle conversion lens that takes the standard 28mm view down to a 21mm (in 35mm equivalent). While it does add some extra bulk to an otherwise small camera, it works well and adds a more dramatic, wider view. I have an [in-depth review of it separately](https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/ricoh-gw-4-wide-angle-conversion-lens/).
Something to be aware of, though, is that you will also need to pick up the lens adapter separately. For reasons I really don't understand, the wide-angle conversion lens doesn't come with the adapter, and both are required to make it work. So make sure you pick up one of those at the same time.
Remote Shutter Releases
This is the official Ricoh remote shutter. It connects to the camera via a USB cable, and it's a simple shutter release (i.e., there's no timer or intervalometer).
You can also find aftermarket shutter releases for the GR III.
The Ricoh GR III doesn't have a built-in viewfinder. But they make two versions of an external viewfinder that slides into the camera's hot shoe. It covers both the standard 28mm view as well as the 21mm view if you're using the wide-angle conversion lens. There's also a mini viewfinder; that model seems to be hard to find.
The back screen of the GR III is quite exposed, and if you lie the camera on its back, the screen comes in contact with the surface. Even if you're putting the camera in your pocket, there's a risk of keys or coins scratching the screen.
There's no official screen protector, but there are good aftermarket versions. The one I use is this one. It's essentially a consumable that protects the screen. If you scratch the protector, you can quickly and easily replace it with another from the pack.
You can, of course, use the GR III with just about any camera case or bag. But Ricoh does make a dedicated soft-case that fits snugly around the camera and offers some protection even if you're toting the camera around in your pocket. I've been using one for a couple of years, and it's held up very well, and it keeps my camera safer from bumps and scratches.
Again, there's no particular reason you have to use the official GR neck strap, but there is one. The main part is leather, and it even has a discreet, embossed "GR".
If you do use a different strap, be aware that the strap loops on the camera are very small and won't take thicker (i.e., stronger) attachment loops. So you might need to use some D-rings as well.
There's even an official "GR" leather hand strap! But, again, aside from the branding, there's no special reason to use the official strap. If you do use a different one, you might need D-rings if the thread doesn't go through the camera's small attachment loops.
The GR III doesn't have a built-in flash. It supports the Pentax P-TTL flash protocol.Pentax External Flashes: