Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens (Black) - U.S.A. Warranty - Accessory Bundle with 77mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit, Lens Cap Leash, Digital Camera & Lens Cleaning Kit

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Save $64.94 when you by this Nikon 70-200MM . Bundle comes with: Adorama Cleaning Kit, Nikon 70-200mm, ProOptic Digital Essentials 77mm, and a Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (196),Strong construction (145),Durable (123),Consistent output (117),Rugged (115),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
Heavy (95),Pricey / poor value (5),Weight (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (163),Low light (116),Weddings (111),Wildlife photos (106),Landscape/scenery (92),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 (83),Pro photographer (31),Casual photographer (5),Photography student (5)

Nikon 70-200MM Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens. HB-48 Bayonet Lens Hood, LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap, LF-1 Rear Lens Cap, CL-M2Soft Case, Built-in Tripod Collar, Removable Tripod Foot - Strap, Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension).
  • 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, with Ultra Violet (UV), Thin Circular Polarizer and Neutral Density 2 (ND2) Filters, with Pouch. Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Nikon 70-200MM Specifications

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
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
8.2 x 3.4" / 209mm x 87mm
54.3 oz. / 1540g

Nikon 70-200MM Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Adorama is great.

This lens is going to Alaska with me. My D90, and a AF-S Nikkor 10-24mm are all I'll need. I bought this one for the wildlife, whales, seals, walrus, and landscapes. [...]

Reviewed by 217 customers


Not recommend for who lives outside US


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


Great telephoto lens


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.


Excellent lens!


from Santa Fe, New Mexico  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great (big) lens


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.


The perfect purchase


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)




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.


Great lens-love it...


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.


A very good portrait lens


from Mountain View, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A very good portrait lens. Ideal for full body shot with creamy bokeh. Sharp edge to edge.


Awesome lens


from Gates, OR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The 70-200 along with the 24-70 is in my bag at all times. This is my go-to lens in a variety of situations. The VR II has significantly improved handheld shots. Awesome lens!


I should have gotten this lens sooner.


from New Orleans, LA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Love love the lens. I have tested it on my D700 and D7000. It is so sharp and smooth. I regret that I have waited for this long to get it. It is sure heavy. I am thinking of getting a monopod to go with it.


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