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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 f/4G ED-S VR is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED-S VR is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED-S VR is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED-S VR: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED-S VR 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 f/4G ED-S VR 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)
Mfr #

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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 leve

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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.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Out of the box excellence


This lens nails the focus with AF Fine Tune set to 0, at all focal lengths, on my D810. The images have excellent contrast and resolution, to the point that with the TC14 E-II at an effective 280mm it nearly matches the image quality of my 300mm f/2.8 AFS VR-II. (Of course the 300 is hardly even getting started when used without a TC). And the zoom + TC is tremendously lighter and a good bit smaller than my 300. It will save me lugging the big beast from time to time. These observations were made while using it on a D810. The VR on this zoom is stunning. It's just possible to get tack sharp 1/5th second handheld images at 200mm. Doing the same at 1/10th second is just plain easy. I actually selected "indoors low light" as a best use because it consistently gives me a good image inside a normally lit home, without having to add a light source. The Bokeh is very passable. Not the absolute leader but it won't offend either. I rated the build "durable" because "strong" and "rugged" sound like what you'd call a hammer. Don't buy any camera lens if what you really want is a hammer. I'm not at all worried about the construction. f/4 "Trinity"? Not quite. It's more of a duo. The 70-200 f/4 and the 16-35 f/4 are well matched in control layout and handling. The image quality and VR on the longer lens are better though. The 24-120 is the odd one out. The rings are opposite, it's front heavy, and it is lower in image quality. I had one but sold it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great Lens!!!


As a seasoned pro, I've hung up my 70 to 20mm 2.8ED lens for the F4. It's razor sharp and over 20 ounces lighter the the F2.8....a no brainer. Incredible in low light....wish i bought it sooner!


Great telephoto lens


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.


Solid in Hand


New lens used on one outdoor shoot, after testing at home. All pictures, INSIDE and out, appear to be sharp when lens is used on a Nikon D7100. Close moving subjects and high ISO not involved. Lens feels really solid in hand. Being my first pro quality long lens, the weight makes it uncomfortable to use after a couple of hours. Lens could be useful under poor lighting if subject is not close.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Unbelievable Clarity


I have avoided purchasing expensive lens but when I bought my Nikon D600 I thought I should start considering upgrading. Boy am I glad I did. This lens is remarkably clear and I have caught some great shots even in low light. I couldn't bring myself to buy the f2.8 because of the price, and I wasn't sure the extra stop was worth it, but the f4.0 has worked out just fine. I got some great shots at a night rodeo that came out fantastic even though I was across the arena.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great zoom


Super sharp zoom with nice creamy bokeh (considering it is not an f2.8). It is lighter and much cheaper than the 2.8 and for my uses (landscape, scenery and some wildlife) it is more than adequate. The zoom itself deserves 5 stars but I took one of because for a lens at this price it should include the tripod collar.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great lens


I step up from DX to Full. Great zoom for my Nikon d600.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Nice and lightweight alternative


Finally, Nikon filled the gap in their lineup with this lens. We always wanted a (relatively) fast telezoom, but the 70-200/2.8 is just too heavy to haul around all the time. This is a perfect alternative, and the 1-stop disadvantage is not a problem for us. The downside is that the lens is still pretty expensive (esp. compared to the Canon counterpart), and the lens collar is an accessory that has to be purchased separately.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


One Exceptional Lens


Since February, I have used this lens indoors and out, in a wide variety of conditions to shoot landscapes, sunsets, low light scenes, portraits (with and without flash) and photojournalism. Output is consistenly sharp and crisp with no vignetting. In every instance, this lens has met or exceeded my expectations. The third generation VR system is great when shooting handheld. I have felt no need for the optional tripod collar because I use a robust tripod and ballhead. Color rendering is fabulous with my D600. I see no chromatic aberation. No regrets whatsoever about my purchase, nor do I feel that any other available lens would noticeably exceed the performance of this 70-200 mm.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Fantastic Lens


Great Value compared to the f2.8g


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David B  where on the nikon site does it state VR3?
ROBERT C  I haven't found this on Nikon USA's product page, but rest assured that this IS 3rd generation VR, the most effective I've ever used. You can find this in the review at photozone dot de or the review at diglloyd dot com, the latter requires a paid subscription, however. I recall that diglloyd site proprietor Lloyd Chambers got, with care, (and shooting more than one "try") sharp handheld pics at full zoom of 200mm at 1/6 second!
David B  I talked to Nikon and they told me that unless its labeled VRIII its is not. that this lens uses the first generation of VR....
Pete R  What are the teleconverter limitations for this lens, if there are any, if combined with a D7000 or a D7100?
MORRIS D  I really can't answer this with real know how. My persoal experience with teleconverters has not been good. at best I would not go more than a 1/2 converter and only a nikkor
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.
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