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

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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, 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, 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 (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
Cons:
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

  • 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

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4.8

(based on 199 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (189)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

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    (3)

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    (0)

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    (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...

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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. [...]

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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...

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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 199 customers

 
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.

 
5.0

The perfect purchase

By

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)

 
3.0

Traded

By

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.

 
5.0

Great lens-love it...

By

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.

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Shopper  Will this fit my D7000? I read on another site that it "may" not.
LUZCEL T  it fits perfectly. i have bought this lens particularly for my d7000
Shopper  is this a full frame fx?
RICHARD C  Yes, it is a full frame fx lens.
bryan r  will it work with the D610 ? thank you
BRIAN S  Yes it will work with your d610 it's a great lens expensive and heavy but worth it.
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