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

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Manufacturer Nikon Nikkor
Model AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Lens style Telephoto zoom
Focal length 70 - 200 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 34.2 - 12.2 o
Closest focusing distance 1.4 m
Maximum magnification 1:8.3
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Auto focus type SWM
Lens Construction 21 elements / 16 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Nikon F
Dimensions 209 x 87 mm
Weight 1540 g
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Average rating (9 owners reviews)
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4.78 Good
Owners reviews (9)
  1. Nobody
    Nobody 19 November 2015, 19:06
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    IP 87.92.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 1950 EUR
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: -Focus breathing at closer distances, hence bad magnification ratio. -Unconvincing plastic lens hood.

    Pros: -Sharp throughout the focal range at f2.8. -Accepts teleconverters and gives good results even with Nikon TC-20E III @ f8. -Very fast and reliable autofocus. -Good VR. -Chromatic abberations, vignetting and distortion are well controlled. -Solid build quality and internal focusing ensures great resistance to outdoor elements. -Resale value

    Summary: This lens is like a tool: nothing stands out, no obvious flaws and high quality materials. A lens that can take beating and still operate years to come under any kind of conditions. Being Nikon, this ensures that lens will work properly on future Nikon dslrs too. I chose more expensive Nikon 70-200 instead of cheaper but specs wise a little bit better Tamron equivalent. Why? Resale value: easier to make the trade to Nikon's third VR installment when it comes out.

  2. V
    V 15 July 2015, 11:27
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    IP 78.51.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Very Heavy Reduction in Focal length(not for me though) Vignettes a little wide open but that is to be expected and not a problem for photographers today. Can be a little intimidating for shy people.

    Pros: Auto Focus is the faster than light itself lol. It šomes with all the bells a whistles, the thing have four switches on it. It is sharp at f/2.8 at all the focal lengths. Value for money. Yes, it is expensive but this thing will out last your photography career and will be able to keep up with future hi-res cameras plus good resale value. Build Quality. I just love how they built the tripod color within the lens. Why aren't the others copying this and like I said before all the bells and whistles. This include weather sealing,VR normal/Active/focus limiter switch/ Manual overide.

    Summary: This lens is good for journalism/Sports/Portraits/Landscapes and it is a vital lens to have for Wedding Photographers. I don't mind the short focal length with-in 2 m because the images just look outstanding for portraits in close quaters regardless of that fact. I could only recommend this lens for professional shooters who need their equipment to be very solid and reliable. For anyone on a else I would say the Tamron 70-200 VC is the next best thing to this stellar lens.

  3. Mac Mirabile
    Mac Mirabile 1 June 2014, 09:48
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    IP 94.5.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $2100
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Weight is the only thing that comes to mind.

    Pros: Incredible sharpness across the frame. Fast 2.8 constant aperture and VRII technology allows shooting in all lighting conditions. You'll look like a pro with one of these on your camera.

    Summary: You get what you pay for with this lens. There are other 2.8 offerings from Sigma and Tamron that are very comparable and may be better values for amateurs, but with the Nikon you know you're getting the absolute best lens for your camera in this focal length.

  4. samlivas
    samlivas 25 October 2013, 08:57
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    IP 86.24.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £1300
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Heavy

    Pros: Fast focus,sharp, very good contrast

    Summary: I happy with this GLASS :D

  5. D7000D800E
    D7000D800E 12 August 2012, 21:18
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    IP 41.159.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: € 16
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Slight CAs at long focal lenghts.

    Pros: Optical performance except CAs at long focal lengths. VR performance. AF performance. Build Q.

    Summary: Great for upper-amateurs. Pro's spend 3,5 as much for a 200mm prime having twice the light performance.

  6. fOV
    fOV 24 February 2012, 20:30
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    IP 91.18.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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  7. io
    io 29 November 2011, 09:50
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    IP 213.255.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
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    User profile: Amateur

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  8. davud
    davud 19 October 2011, 10:20
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    IP 78.39.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
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    User profile: Professional

    Cons: 1

    Pros: 1

    Summary: 1

  9. Edward Bancroft
    Edward Bancroft 10 February 2010, 21:09
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    IP 88.110.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: £1799
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The lens design suffers more from what is a small effect on most other zooms, namely the reduction in focal length for closer subjects. The 200mm becomes about 140mm at 10ft. This is not a problem for me, as I shoot motorsports at a longer range, but street, portrait, or wedding photographers might not like this. Pricey. (The 'flaking' problem reported by others is not present on my example.)

    Pros: Fast focus, edge-to-edge sharp, very good contrast, no vignetting on a FX, best VR operation yet. This is a step up on the previous 70-200, which was an exceptional lens on a DX crop camera, but now it has been designed for FX to eliminate the slight vignetting seen on a FX with a VR1 The 'nano coating' works well to give better contrast than the VR1. More sharpness at the edges than the VR1 too. Same solid build.

    Summary: A super lens so far for me. Better than all the other telephoto zooms that I have owned. Sharp, quick and correctly focused, with bright coours. A lens I will keep for a long time and use regularly. So, even the initially high price will not matter.

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