Refurbished

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens (Black) - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

Nikon

About Nikon 70-200mm



The Nikon 70-200mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Sports/action, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 70-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, 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, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (210),Strong construction (156),Durable (135),Consistent output (127),Rugged (124),Nice bokeh (122),Easily interchangeable (83),Good image quality (31),Image stabilization (29),Easy to use (24),Lightweight (18),Quiet (13) Fast shutter speed (12),Sharp (7),High ISO performance (5),Improves picture quality (4),VR works great (3) View All
Cons:
Heavy (105),Pricey / poor value (5),Blurry focus (4),Expensive but unmatched (3),Weight (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (177),Low light (130),Weddings (125),Wildlife photos (112),Landscape/scenery (97),Night photography (57),Portraits (27),Video (19),Wildlife (17),Travel (16),Family photos (14),Macro photography (6) Shooting outdoors (5),Shooting indoors (4),Landscape photography (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (97),Semi-pro photographer (85),Pro photographer (36),Casual photographer (5),Photography student (5)

Nikon 70-200mm Specifications

Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX

Nikon 70-200mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 221 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (207)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WORTH EVERY PENNY

I'd been sweating this lens for some time. And now that it's in my hot little hands, I wonder why I procrastinated! Is the lens heavy..YES.. but I knew that (check the tech specs) and don't count it as a "con". This lens offers exceptional clarity and contrast. The VR feature is ideal, both in normal and active modes, for hand held shooting. Auto focus is smooth and precise. Manual focus ring is well calibrated and smooth. There is NOTHING not to love about this lens. Oh, and I would never ha...

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I'd been sweating this lens for some time. And now that it's in my hot little hands, I wonder why I procrastinated! Is the lens heavy..YES.. but I knew that (check the tech specs) and don't count it as a "con". This lens offers exceptional clarity and contrast. The VR feature is ideal, both in normal and active modes, for hand held shooting. Auto focus is smooth and precise. Manual focus ring is well calibrated and smooth. There is NOTHING not to love about this lens. Oh, and I would never have known this was a refurbished item... it arrived in pristine condition..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lens is great but dust inside

Very excited to get this lens however there were 2 pieces of dust inside. One is large and easy to see with the eye. I did get to test this lens at a high school basketball game that I was covering for the paper and it worked great. Shipping it back to Adorama for another one. With out the dust this is 5 stars.

Reviewed by 221 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

Great lens!

By

from Houston, TX

Awesome lens! Very sharp in all focal lengths. You can tell a big difference in sharpness with the vibration reduction. Excellent for low light shooting when you can't get too close to subject.

 
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.

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ROBERTA F  Need a better zoom lens.
Shopper  Can I purchase a New Leaf 3 or 5 year Drops & Spills warranty for this refurbished lens?
JORGE EMILIO R  Hi, I'm sorry for the delay.This lens is excellent, and I think it deserves to buy this type of warranty
Julia V  What filter should I get for this lens? I shoot children and families outdoor. Thx!
EDUARDO K  77mm filters. Ideally I would get a Circular Polarizer.
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