Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor ED-IF Lens (Black) - Nikon U.S.A. Warranty - with Free 77mm Ultra Violet (UV) Filter - 77mm Circular Polarizer - 77mm 812 Warming Filter - Pouch - ExpoImaging ExpoDisc 77mm Digital White Balance Solution Filter

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About Nikon 70-200mm

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 (199),Strong construction (147),Durable (126),Consistent output (120),Rugged (117),Nice bokeh (114),Easily interchangeable (76),Good image quality (31),Image stabilization (29),Easy to use (25),Lightweight (17),Quiet (13) Fast shutter speed (12),Sharp (7),High ISO performance (5),Improves picture quality (4),VR works great (3) View All
Heavy (99),Pricey / poor value (5),Weight (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (165),Low light (118),Weddings (112),Wildlife photos (107),Landscape/scenery (94),Night photography (53),Portraits (26),Video (18),Wildlife (17),Travel (16),Family photos (14),Macro photography (6) Shooting outdoors (6),Shooting indoors (5),Landscape photography (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (87),Semi-pro photographer (83),Pro photographer (33),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

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
Mfr #
2185 KV

Nikon 70-200mm Reviews

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Nikon 70-200 mm f 2.8

The foot including tripod mount came with mine. Will not work on a Wimberley. I am thinking you will normally use handheld. Great lens, very sharp, fast focus Use this in wildlife shooting quite a bit. Great way to pursue the Trinity of Nikon lenses. I do not think you go wrong with this lens selection.

Reviewed by 227 customers


Nice lens might need a new bag now


from Superior, WI  -  Newspaper Photographer

Lens has been good so far. I use it for mostly sports photos for a newspaper. Only problem is its a bit longer than my last lens, so I might need to get a new bag.


Great Lens!


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.


Great lens!


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.


Best lens you can buy


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 ;)


Out of the box excellence


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.


Great Lens!!!


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!


Great lens


from California

You're getting what you paid for.




from Miami, FL.  -  Parent

I would buy this product again and again.


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.


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KWOK S  I know this lens is working for dx format, I be very soon to change to full frame, my question is that somebody told me this lens is also work with Nikon D600 Is it ture?
DANIEL C  I have the D600 and the 70-200 f/2.8g AF-S VR ll and it is by far my best out door lens. I would say to any one if you have the money buy it. If you don't save untel you do. It is that Good. Dan
Shopper  Does this include the tripod mount?
HENRY S  Yes it does. Sent from my iPhone
C. A  Is the lens in this package brand new or refurbished ?
GUANG C  The lens I believe is brand new, however, the UV filter looks like someone has used and returned. But I don't mind because the brand of the filter is not too good and I already had one.
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