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

Last updated (13 July’13):
- Review by Bythom

The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR features 70-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2.8. The lens construction has 21 elements in 16 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 34°20′. Closest focusing distance at 4.6ft.(1.4m) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR lens weighs 54.3 oz. (1540g) and it measures 3.4 inches in diameter and 8.1 inches long.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½


Expert Reviews

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

Bythom reviews the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“Flare: Same. The older lens was pretty good when shooting into the light, and the new lens seems only a tiny bit better. I haven’t shot enough in indoor arenas to see if the Nano coating helps with ghosting, but i suspect that it does from the few examples I’ve looked at so far. Still, the old lens wasn’t bad in this respect, so the new lens is just pushing “very good” into “very good.”..”
Rating: ★★★★½

Photocrati reviews the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“Anyone who still doubts that a zoom can match an excellent single-focal length lens should become a convert after trying this one. In terms of sharpness, resolution of intricate details, snappy contrast, freedom from flare and from color fringing, it is definitely an outstanding performer…”
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Ephotozine reviews the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“At 70mm, resolution is already very good in the centre at f/2.8 and improves to excellent levels as it is stopped down. Resolution at the edges of the image also improves dramatically, and is already good by f/4. At small apertures such as f/11 or smaller, diffraction starts to affect the resolution, but not devastatingly so, with the lens still performing well enough right down to f/22. Images produced by this lens have fantastic contrast, which adds to the overall impression of sharpness…”
Rating: ★★★★★

Photozone reviews the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR and writes;
“The Nikon AF-S 70-200 VR II is a very good zoom lens that delivers excellent sharpness wide open already, at least in the image center. Vignetting is very well controlled and CAs as well as distortion are typical for a lens in this class. LoCAs are rather low and the bokeh is exceptionally smooth for a zoom lens..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Manual

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S NIKKOR User Manual

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Features

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

This fast f/2.8 Zoom-Nikkor lens is perfect for sports, photojournalism and wildlife photography.

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 images.

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.

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