- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : FX / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II is a medium zoom tele lens which retails at a price of $2400. It has a bright constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its focal length range which offers excellent exposure in ay lighting conditions and wonderful bokeh. At the smaller end it can stop down all the way to f/22.
Nikon’s VR II image stabilization allows a photographer to shoot using four stops slower shutter speed than possible with a lens with no optical stabilization. The presence of Nano crystal coated surface means it flares and ghosts are suppressed in the final images. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology reduces the noise of the lens auto-focusing. IF (Internal Focusing) means the lens length is never going to extend when turning the focusing ring.
There are a total of 7 ED (Extra-low dispersion) glass elements which eliminates any color fringing for all practical purposes and increases the contrast in the final images. There are a total of 9 diaphragm blades which creates beautiful bokeh when used at f/4 and 70mm.
This lens has most of the technological advancements that Nikon has made recently, a fact that is corroborated by the presence of no less than 21 lens elements arranged in 16 groups.
The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 4.6’ or 1.4 meters. It has a filter specification of 77mm and weighs 1540 grams. The lens comes with a HB-48 bayonet hood, a CL-M2 case, a 77mm lens cap and a LF-1 rear lens cap. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Specifications
|Construction||21 elements in 16 groups (with 7 ED and some Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements)|
|Picture angle||34°20’ – 12°20’ (22°50’ – 8° with Nikon DX format)|
|Closest focusing distance||1.4 m/4.6 ft. (throughout entire zoom range)|
|Max reproduction ratio||0.12x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Approximately 87 x 205.5 mm/3.4 x 8.1 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 1,540 g/3.4 lb.|
|Accessories||77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-48, Semi-soft case CL-M2|