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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II

16 August 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • high build quality,
  • splendid image quality in the frame centre,
  • very good image quality at the frame edge,
  • low chromatic aberration,
  • slight distortion,
  • well-corrected coma,
  • low astigmatism,
  • relatively well-corrected vignetting,
  • fast, silent and accurate autofocus,
  • efficient image stabilization,
  • rich selection of accessories (caps, tripod adapter, petal-type hood, case).

Cons:

  • edge of full frame is a bit too soft at the maximum relative aperture.

The previous version of the Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR was praised by us. It would be difficult not to praise the new version, especially that in practically every category it gets better results than its predecessor. The differences are perhaps not huge but at this level it would be difficult to obtain such. In optics, if something is very good and you want to improve it further you need considerable financial outlays. At the beginning it seemed to be the case of the new Nikkor because the first plans concerning its price mentioned even 2800 $. That price tag was reduced very quickly, though, and now you can purchase the lens for about 2200 $ so for almost the same sum as buys you its predecessor.


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Sample shots

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 10.61 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 135 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.23 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/640 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.73 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: mm, , exp. sek., ISO
File: JPEG, x pix, 7.68 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 105 mm, f/3.5, exp. 1/6400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.86 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/3.2, exp. 1/8000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.91 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/5.0, exp. 1/2500 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.55 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 100 mm, f/4.5, exp. 1/1600 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 11.21 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/6400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.62 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/5000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.03 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/1250 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.54 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2500 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.03 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 112 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.05 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/320 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.84 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/500 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.16 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 140 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1600 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.08 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1600 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 10.04 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1250 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.8 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2500 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.79 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1250 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.6 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 105 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.34 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 6.74 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 9.92 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.65 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 135 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.05 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 70 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.25 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/200 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.03 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 135 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 7.03 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 155 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.19 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 92 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.35 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II - Summary
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 200 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 11.24 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 135 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 11.55 MB
Camera: Nikon D3x
Parameters: 195 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/1250 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 6048×4032 pix, 8.78 MB



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