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:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (196),Strong construction (144),Durable (123),Consistent output (117),Rugged (114),Nice bokeh (112),Easily interchangeable (76),Good image quality (31),Image stabilization (29),Easy to use (24),Lightweight (17),Quiet (13) Fast shutter speed (12),Sharp (7),High ISO performance (5),Improves picture quality (3),VR works great (3) View All
Cons:
Heavy (97),Pricey / poor value (5),Weight (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (162),Low light (117),Weddings (111),Wildlife photos (105),Landscape/scenery (92),Night photography (52),Portraits (26),Video (18),Wildlife (17),Travel (16),Family photos (14),Macro photography (6) Shooting outdoors (4),Landscape photography (3),Shooting indoors (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (86),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
f/32
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
22°50'
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
34°20'
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
12°20'
Maximum Magnification
0.274x
Construction
14 Groups /20 Elements
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX
VR (Vibration Reduction)
Yes
Diaphragm Blades
9
Distance Information
Yes
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
ED Glass Elements
3
Super Integrated Coating
Yes
Autofocus
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Internal Focusing
Yes
Closest Focusing Distance
3.28 ft
Focus Mode
AF, Manual
G-Type
Yes
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions
(Approx.) 3.1x7.0 in. (Diameter x Length)
78.0x178.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight
(Approx.) 30.0 oz. (850g)

Nikon 70-200mm Reviews

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4.8

(based on 201 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    (192)

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    (25)

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    (3)

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    (2)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Heavy!

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 201 customers

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By

from Syracuse, NY  -  Tech Savvy

I dreamed of this lens a long time before I pulled the trigger. If you are sitting on the fence like I was, pull the trigger, you will not regret it! The night shots with existing light are out of this world.

 
5.0

Best lens you can buy

By

from Boston, MA  -  Tech Savvy

I was renting this lens for 98% of my shoots, and I finally bit the bullet and picked up one of my own. It is the BEST lens out there! The only downside is it's weight, but I can live with that. Although I will say it feels a bit heavier now that I'm paying it off ;)

 
5.0

Out of the box excellence

By

from Utah  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

Great Lens!!!

By

from New York City

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!

 
5.0

Great lens

By

from California

You're getting what you paid for.

 
5.0

Exelent

By

from Miami, FL.  -  Parent

I would buy this product again and again.

 
1.0

Not recommend for who lives outside US

By

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

 
5.0

Great telephoto lens

By

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.

 
5.0

Excellent lens!

By

from Santa Fe, New Mexico  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great (big) lens

By

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.

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David B  where on the nikon site does it state VR3?
STACY L  I can't answer that. Nikon has an unusual way of describing their VR, what version, etc. Sorry I can't help.
Julia C  Is this lens compatible with the D800 - Is it FX or DX?
STACY L  I use it on my D800E, full frame sensor, but I am confident it will also work with the D7100, etc. however you will be cropped and thus the lens will function like 105-300mm
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.
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