What’s the Best Nikon Z Midrange Zoom?

I’ve had the privilege to test all of Nikon’s Z-series midrange zooms extensively over the last several years, both in the field and in the lab. Nikon hasn’t been shy about making them, either! There are six full-frame Nikon Z midrange zooms so far, ranging from the cheapest 24-50mm f/4-6.3 to the most expensive 24-70mm f/2.8 S. Which one is best? Of course, that depends on the photographer’s needs – otherwise, Nikon wouldn’t make so many of these lenses in the first place. But my hope with this article is to show the relative strengths and weaknesses of each lens so that you can make a well-informed purchase.