Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor Lens - U.S.A. Warranty


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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Compact high-performance 2.9x FX-format telephoto zoom lens with an f/4 fixed aperture and Nikon's third-generation Vibration Reduction (VR). Capture high performance stills and HD videos with a classic 70-200mm angle of view (105-300mm on DX-format cameras). An essential lens for low light or fast action sequences.

The essential telephoto zoom, more nimble than ever and with up to 5 stops of image stabilization.

Nikon's compact high-performance f/4 fixed aperture zoom lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR. Inspired by today's versatile HD-SLR shooters, it strikes an ideal balance between exceptional optics, advanced lens technologies including our game-changing third generation of Vibration Reduction with up to 5 stops of image stabilization and a remarkably compact, lightweight design. Whether you shoot with an FX- or DX-format camera, handheld or tripod-mounted, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR delivers the serious telephoto zoom performance you've been seeking.

Take it everywhere Lightweight, portable and highly versatile

At just 30.0 oz and a mere 7.0-in. long, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is well balanced and comfortable, even on long outings. Its f/4 fixed maximum aperture excels in low light and lets you maintain a consistent exposure while zooming, especially useful when shooting HD videos. The 70-200mm focal length range (105-300mm on DX-format cameras) has been the choice of pros for years, but for greater reach, add any of Nikon's teleconverters and achieve 1.4X, 1.7X or 2X magnification. The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR even focuses as close as 3.28-ft with a maximum magnification of 0.274x, so you can capture the smallest of subjects while maintaining a comfortable working distance.

Dazzling photos and HD videos Advanced features for exceptional results

Optimized for capturing high-quality stills and HD videos on both FX- and DX-format cameras, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR incorporates Nikon advancements in lens technology and optical design. It's our first third generation Vibration Reduction lens, which enables hand-held shooting at shutter speeds up to an unheard of 5 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Nano Crystal Coat (N) reduces ghosting and lens flare; three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements provide maximum sharpness and minimum chromatic aberration, even at f/4; and the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing with seamless manual focus override.

Cover every possibility
Build an exceptional f/4 zoom system

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR brings the telephoto zoom range to Nikon's high-performance f/4 fixed aperture zoom lenses. Pair it with either the ultra-wide-angle to standard AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4F ED VR or the wide-angle to telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR, and you'll be able to cover an extremely broad focal length range with f/4 speed, superior image quality and a compact, lightweight lens system.

The Nikon 70-200mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 70-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 70-200mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 70-200mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (195),Strong construction (144),Durable (122),Consistent output (116),Rugged (114),Nice bokeh (112),Easily interchangeable (76),Good image quality (31),Image stabilization (29),Easy to use (23),Lightweight (16),Quiet (13) Fast shutter speed (12),Sharp (7),High ISO performance (5),VR works great (3) View All
Heavy (95),Pricey / poor value (5),Weight (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (162),Low light (116),Weddings (111),Wildlife photos (105),Landscape/scenery (91),Night photography (52),Portraits (26),Video (18),Wildlife (17),Travel (16),Family photos (14),Macro photography (6) Landscape photography (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (85),Semi-pro photographer (82),Pro photographer (31),Casual photographer (5),Photography student (5)

Nikon 70-200mm Features

  • Vibration Reduction: A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
  • Silent Wave Motor: AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon's Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
  • M/A: Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
  • Nano Crystal Coat: An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internallens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flarecaused by light entering the lens diagonally.
  • Super Integrated Coating: Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass: An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
  • IF Lens: A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

Nikon 70-200mm Specifications

Minimum Aperture
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum Magnification
14 Groups /20 Elements
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX
VR (Vibration Reduction)
Diaphragm Blades
Distance Information
Nano Crystal Coat
ED Glass Elements
Super Integrated Coating
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Internal Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
3.28 ft
Focus Mode
AF, Manual
Filter Size
(Approx.) 3.1x7.0 in. (Diameter x Length)
78.0x178.5mm (Diameter x Length)
(Approx.) 30.0 oz. (850g)

Nikon 70-200mm Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


The telephoto to keep in your bag!

I bought this lens as a repacement for my 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. It is just about the same weight as the lens it replaced and 1/2 the weight of the Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. I rented a 1.7X teleconverter, which increased the maximum focal length to 340 mm @ f/6.7 for rugby matches last weekend. I was very happy with the resuts. With the D800 the autofocus was very quick, and at f/8 the images were very good even to the corners. I also tried some hand held shots at lower light levels an...

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I bought this lens as a repacement for my 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. It is just about the same weight as the lens it replaced and 1/2 the weight of the Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. I rented a 1.7X teleconverter, which increased the maximum focal length to 340 mm @ f/6.7 for rugby matches last weekend. I was very happy with the resuts. With the D800 the autofocus was very quick, and at f/8 the images were very good even to the corners. I also tried some hand held shots at lower light levels and found the VR was impressive with shots at 1/40th of a second at 200 mm showing very good detail. I think that this lens along with the teleconverter is a great combnation for landscape and outdoor action photography.


Most Liked Negative Review



Just started serious photography one year ago after retirement. Upgraded from 55-300. May not keep 70-200 f/4 because it is twice as heavy. Autofocus much better, but images have only a bit better clarity. Also bought 1.4x TC, which is great. As a senior, weight has outsize importance. Tripod(lens) collar with monopod very helpful. This is a professional grade lens, which may not appeal to amateurs, especially those newer to photography.

Reviewed by 216 customers


Not recommend for who lives outside US


from Qatar

I have recently purchased this lens and was working good. After two weeks of its purchase the Auto Focus funcion stopped working. I have made many communication with Adorama and are not taking any responsibility to fix the problem. This was purchased through web and shipped to Qatar where I am residing. I have been told by Adoram to directly contact with the manufacturers in US for fix the problem. However I contacted the same shipping company to ship the item to US and they confirmed shipping cost and re-import tax will cost me almost half of the original lens cost. Adorama is not at all helped in this. I will not recommend for purchase of such item if not living US


Great telephoto lens


from San Diego  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've used this lens for 2 shooting sessions so far, and it's incredibly sharp!! Seems sharper than my 85/1.8D. And the maximum aperture f/4 is already tack sharp. The weight feels good with my D600. Well balanced, and definitely not too heavy at all. I can probably shoot all day long with it. Focusing was really responsive and fast. Did a quick series of bird-in-flight shots, almost every photo was in focus and sharp. VR seems great, although I haven't had a chance to test it extensively yet. Did a 1/30 @ 200mm, and it came out sharp, so I'm satisfied. Minimum focusing distance is around 1meter, which is surprisingly close. It's definitely not a macro lens, but it's a good close-up distance for my shooting style I'd say the only downside I've seen so far, is the lens hood. It's perfectly functioning, just doesn't look that cool compare to the 70-200 f/2.8G VRII, or 24-70 f/2.8. I'd like that bayonet lens hood instead of the circular ones.


Excellent lens!


from Santa Fe, New Mexico  -  Photo Enthusiast

Clear, sharp images, fast autofocus, a professional's lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great (big) lens


from Ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

Optically, this lens is a wonder. Image quality is essentially perfect, the VR makes hand holding a reasonable option for this large lens, and focus is instantaneous. Nevertheless, with a heavy heart, I ended up returning the lens and buying the f4 because the f2.8 was just too heavy and cumbersome for travel photography, my primary intended use for the lens. Also, I had to return a couple of used f2.8 lenses that I tried before I ordered the new one because they mounted loosely on my D800. The new one did not have the problem.


The perfect purchase


from Boston, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I found the auto focus to be very fast and accurate, loving the VR. The perfect portrait lens!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




from San Jose  -  Pro Photographer

I traded gear, didn't get much. Used the credit to buy this lens. Got a demo lens, Nikon 70-200mm 2.8. Shipped to me, no foot, no manual, no uv filter. No box, but I can live without the box. Looking at what I traded them, they will make out fine. It was a lot of old SD Video gear, once worth thousands, not now, but the Nikon D300 with two good lenses will get them more than they gave me. I have no paper or digital record of a warranty. As far as the lens goes, it's awesome, wanted it for a long time. When I contacted them the were nice and are sending me a foot.


Great lens-love it...


from Fresno, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

So far used only for family poartraits, and it performed beyond my expectations. Focus is lightning fast. For some people it might be little heavy but it balances pretty nicely in my hands.


A very good portrait lens


from Mountain View, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A very good portrait lens. Ideal for full body shot with creamy bokeh. Sharp edge to edge.


Awesome lens


from Gates, OR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The 70-200 along with the 24-70 is in my bag at all times. This is my go-to lens in a variety of situations. The VR II has significantly improved handheld shots. Awesome lens!


I should have gotten this lens sooner.


from New Orleans, LA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Love love the lens. I have tested it on my D700 and D7000. It is so sharp and smooth. I regret that I have waited for this long to get it. It is sure heavy. I am thinking of getting a monopod to go with it.


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Pete R  What are the teleconverter limitations for this lens, if there are any, if combined with a D7000 or a D7100?
JAN K  Hello Pete R - I've just started to use this lens and have not thus far encountered any teleconverter needs or limitations. Not sure if you're asking about using additional teleconverter with this lens? I am using this on a D7000 camera. I am very happy with the performance, clarity and accuracy within the 70-200 range on this DX camera.
Shopper  how many feet is its maximum focus?
FRANCISCO G  I think you mean minimum focus distance (the maximum is, of course, infinity). The minimum focus distance for this lens is 3.28 feet.
Shopper  I have seen some noticeable vignetting at f4 on an FX body. Is it as noticeable or more on a DX body?
AV E  I have not noticed any vignetting with a slim filter on my 70-200 f4. This includes using it with a 2x doubler during a recent safari. My experience is on a FX body; a DX sensor only uses the central portion of the lens in the first place so vignetting decreases. But again, I have not noticed it at all.
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