Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

Nikon
Nikon 70-200mm: Picture 1 thumbnail Nikon 70-200mm: Picture 2 thumbnail Nikon 70-200mm: Picture 3 thumbnail Nikon 70-200mm: Picture 4 thumbnail Nikon 70-200mm: Picture 5 thumbnail

Free Bundle ($14.95 value)

Protect Your Investment:

Add a Protection Plan
  • Add a protection plan
  • New Leaf 3 Year Extended Warranty + $59.95
  • New Leaf 3 Year Drops & Spills Extra Protection + $74.95
  • New Leaf 5 Year Drops & Spills Extra Protection + $109.95
Kit Discount

Our Price

$2,396.95
Buy more and save
Quantity Discount
QuantityAmount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

Take Note

Trade-in eligible for cash or upgrade View details

Ways To Save up to $702.95

Promotions

Our Gift to You!

This product is eligible for 1 Year Drops & Spills Warranty!

Click "ADD TO BUNDLE"

CLICK HERE

Special Offers

More Buying Options

About Nikon 70-200mm

This Nikon 70-200mm Bundle comes with $14.95 worth of free accessories including a Vivitar 3-Piece 77mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit and Shipping is free! .

New fast telephoto zoom lens AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II for use with digital- and film-SLR cameras. A number of unique Nikon technologies have been adopted for this lens, including the use of seven ED glass elements, Nano Crystal Coat, a vibration reduction (VR II) system that provides camera shake compensation equivalent to increases in shutter speed by four steps, and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM).

This fast telephoto zoom lens provides the excellent performance and superior image quality demanded by professional and advanced amateur photographers.

With release of this lens, Nikon has structured an incomparable NIKKOR zoom lens system that also includes the current AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED and AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED for complete coverage of focal lengths from 14mm to 200mm with support for a maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire range.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II offers excellent performance throughout its range of focal lengths, from the natural rendering characteristics of mid-range telephoto positions to the compressed perspective of telephoto positions. The lens makes the most of a wide variety of scenes, from portraits to staged events as well as sports photography under nighttime lighting, press photography, and scenes that require soft rendering of out-of-focus portions.

The use of seven ED glass elements provides the ultimate in rendering characteristics for capture of images exhibiting excellent resolution and high contrast. The additional use of Nano Crystal Coat effectively suppresses ghost and flare for clear images. Adoption of the Silent Wave Motor (SWM) allows for smooth and quiet autofocusing that makes the most of camera autofocus subject tracking systems. The lens also provides superior operation with three focus modes M, A/M, M/A for manual focusing or manually fine-tuning focus acquired with autofocus by simply rotating the lens' focus ring.

The vibration reduction system (VR II) provides camera shake compensation equivalent to increases in shutter speed by four steps*. Two vibration reduction modes are available.

NORMAL mode: The vibration reduction mechanism reduces ordinary camera shake. Panning is also supported.

ACTIVE mode: The vibration reduction mechanism reduces extreme camera shake, such as that which occurs with shooting from a moving vehicle.

The Nikon 70-200mm is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Portraits, Shooting indoors, Shooting outdoors, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Nikon 70-200mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Pro photographer, 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, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Improves picture quality, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp 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 (4),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 (5),Shooting indoors (4),Landscape photography (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

  • Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper ima
  • 7 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • Nano Crystal Coat Further reduces ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) Enhances light transmission and offers superior color consistency and reduced flare.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Enables fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
  • Internal Focus (IF) Provides fast and quiet autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining subjectworking distance through the focus range.
  • Focuses to 4.6 feet Close focusing provided throughout the entire zoom range for extended versatility.
  • M/A focus mode switch Enables quick response to changing situations between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Flower-shaped lens hood Included HB-48 lens hood shades the objective from unwanted, image-degrading light.

Nikon 70-200mm Specifications

Construction
16 Groups /21 Elements (with 7 ED and some Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements)
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX
Angle of view
34° 20' - 12° 20'
(22°50' - 8° with Nikon DX format)
F stop range
2.8 - 22
Closest Focusing Distance
4.6 ft. 1.4m (throughout entire zoom range)
Maximum Magnification
0.12
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
8.2 x 3.4" / 209mm x 87mm
Weight
54.3 oz. / 1540g

Nikon 70-200mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 202 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (193)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Lens. Nikon has done it again

I just received this lens a couple of days ago so I haven't been able to test it extensively, but so far the results far exceeds the previous version of this lens. I still feel that the Image Quality of the original VR lens is outstanding and it should be considered in your decision making. The VR II is a definite improvement. I have been able to shoot at 1/20 shutter speed without any visible motion blur. I am planning on shooting more weddings and events. The VR II on the new lens will prov...

View full Review

I just received this lens a couple of days ago so I haven't been able to test it extensively, but so far the results far exceeds the previous version of this lens. I still feel that the Image Quality of the original VR lens is outstanding and it should be considered in your decision making. The VR II is a definite improvement. I have been able to shoot at 1/20 shutter speed without any visible motion blur. I am planning on shooting more weddings and events. The VR II on the new lens will provide me the results I've been trying to get in low lighting. There is almost no visible vignetting and the corners of the images remain relatively sharp. The down side as many will state is the weight and the price. [...]

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

DO NOT BUY FROM ADORAMA

The lens itself is awesome, there is no disputing that. However I would highly recommend you purchase this item elsewhere. I ordered a new one from Adorama and received a USED lens. The Nikon box was very beat up, and the lens was missing the tripod foot. Completely unacceptable given the price. They will refund the money of course but why not buy from somewhere else and save yourself the hassle later on? Oh, did I mention they ruined Christmas? By the time I received the lens customer servic...

View full Review

The lens itself is awesome, there is no disputing that. However I would highly recommend you purchase this item elsewhere. I ordered a new one from Adorama and received a USED lens. The Nikon box was very beat up, and the lens was missing the tripod foot. Completely unacceptable given the price. They will refund the money of course but why not buy from somewhere else and save yourself the hassle later on? Oh, did I mention they ruined Christmas? By the time I received the lens customer service was closed. Adorama, you guys realize you have west coast customers right? Being unable to call and get help after 2pm my time is seriously bad service.

Reviewed by 202 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.

Q&A

Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
BENJAMIN R  Chose it b/c of universal high ratings. The ratings are correct. This is a superb lens - very sharp at all focal lengths, fast auto-focus and vibe reduction. The only real issue is its weight, but I don't consider that a problem. I use a monopod for support, and the weight issue is resolved.
Shopper  will this lense work on my D80? Is this more lense, than camera?
DAVID D  I do not have a D80; been using a D300s. But I do think that this lens is WAY more lens than the camera! At my daughter's wedding (2012) one of my photographers, out of comfort (I believe), used her D80, and I can tell, from her images, that there is a drop in quality from the D300s and the D700. But I will also say this: if you purchase that lens you will not regret it. I would try the Nikon 80-200/2.8 (I own both). You can get that for a lot less money.
Shopper  What is the piece on the bottom for?
WILLIAM A  I assume that you are asking about the "foot" on the lens. It is a tripod mount. On larger and heavier lenses it is far more stable to mount the lens on the tripod and hang the camera from it.
See more questions and answers

Related Articles & Videos

Fashion Sense: A Photographer's Guide to Fashion Week

Fashion photography tips from the pro that you can use for shooting local fashion events and cutting-edge portraits. It's Fashion Week in New York City, and that means the city is teeming with models, fashionistas, socialites, editors, buyers, celebrities, and more photographers.

Read More

How To Mix Up Your Winter Shooting

Heading outdoors in the winter months offers a variety of options in terms of what to shoot. Of course wintry landscapes can be unbelievable beautiful, no doubt - but often looking for different views, angles, and subjects can provide you with more variety in your winter captures.

Read More

Fashion Photography Primer

One of the things a photographer will be asked quite often is “What do you shoot?” This is usually a double-edged question, as the person asking it will either refer to gear, discipline, or both. Now while looking at one's camera bag and providing a quick inventory with a small sense of pride can...Read More

Creative Wedding Photography Tips for Shooting Special Moments

To the bride and groom (and their friends and family), every moment of a wedding is emotional and special -- but as a wedding photographer, you know that some moments are a little more memorable than others. You also know that there are some events.....Read More

Improvised Lighting on a Mountain Face: Getting the Shot with Corey Rich

 The news of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s ascent captivated a global audience, largely thanks to the stunning imagery that was being captured live from the side of the 3,000-foot monolith. Corey Rich was one of the photographers who spent 10 days living on the side of El Cap with his ...Read More

Winter Photography Gear: Getting the Shot with Corey Rich

Check out the winter photography gear Corey Rich stashed in his bag. Winter is one of the most beautiful—if challenging—seasons for getting outdoors and making pictures. Low light and beautiful snowy landscapes can yield fantastic photographs.

Read More

Backlight Photography: Getting the Shot with Corey Rich

In this Tech Tip, Corey works with a trail runner in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to show why backlighting works midday. He creates compelling, beautiful images by exposing for the shadows, using a shallow depth of field, and creating a natural rim light that separates his subject from the backgro...Read More

top
Share this item:
Adorama.com is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.