If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f / 2.8 VR S, you might want to take a seat because it looks like you’re going to be waiting a little while longer.
Due to some production issues, the lens won’t be making its street date of February 14th. Initially unveiled on January 6, 2020, the new lens was promised to come out less than a month later but, whether due to demand or issues making the actual lens, the 70-200mm f/2.8 Z won’t be showing up on time and, as of press, we’re not sure when it will be making an appearance.
Nikon Japan said in a translated statement posted by PetaPixel:
“The release date of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens, which was announced to be released on February 14, 2020, has been postponed due to production reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to customers waiting for this product.”
Later, Nikon responded to a request for comment from that same website, saying:
“We apologize for the delay of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens. We are currently making final adjustments as part of our production process in order to ensure the highest quality product. We will provide availability as soon as possible.”
Some people online are speculating that the delay could have something to do with the current scare over the coronavirus but, as we said earlier, no one really knows. It could be marketing hype to spin good press for the lens. When we find out the exact release date, we’ll let you know.
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