Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens

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  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Six Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Fluorite and HRI Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction with Sport Mode
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Overview

  • 1Description

Spanning a versatile range of longer-than-normal focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR from Nikon is a portrait to telephoto zoom offering a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, intuitive handling controls, and a sophisticated optical construction. This revised layout now includes six extra-low dispersion elements, as well as one fluorite element and one high refractive index element, to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and sharpness. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings further benefit image quality by reducing lens flare for improved contrast and color accuracy and fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements protect against dust, moisture, and smudging.

Balancing the optical attributes, the lens also features a series of robust physical and handling assets, including a four stop-effective Vibration Reduction system to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A Silent Wave Motor AF system also contributes to sharp imagery with quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance that is suitable for both stills and video applications. Four focus buttons are featured on the lens barrel for easily activating AF Lock, and full-time manual focus override is also available. Additionally, the lens also sports a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy construction for working in harsh environments, and the removable, rotating tripod collar spins on ball bearings for smooth and quick shifting between vertical and horizontal shooting.

Designed for use with FX image sensors, this 70-200mm lens is also compatible with DX sensors where it will provide a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and using selective focus techniques.
Six extra-low dispersion elements combine with one fluorite element and a high refractive index element to significantly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, as well as increase contrast, clarity, and apparent sharpness for a richer image quality.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements afford protection to the optical system.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable handheld shooting in low-light situations. Additionally, a dedicated Sports Mode is optimized for photographing when using panning movements and a Tripod Mode suppresses subtle ground vibrations.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Four focus buttons are positioned on the lens barrel for intuitively engaging autofocus or AF Lock functions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
Weather-sealed design and magnesium-alloy construction is able to withstand dust and moisture for working in harsh environments. Additionally, the zoom and focus rings have been switched compared to previous 70-200mm models, with the focus ring closer to the mount now for more natural handling and control.
Removable, rotating tripod collar spins on ball bearings to permit quick and smooth switching from vertical to horizontal shooting orientations.
UPC: 018208200634
In the Box
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens
  • 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap edsxtsexetrrdwbfwq
  • HB-78 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M2 Lens Case (Black)
  • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Warranty Extension with Online Registration
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    • 1Description

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Specs

    Focal Length 70 to 200mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 34 20' to 12 20'
    Maximum Magnification 0.21x
    Minimum Focus Distance 3.61' / 1.1 m
    Optical Design 22 Elements in 18 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
    Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 3.48 x 7.97" / 88.5 x 202.5 mm
    Weight 3.1 lb / 1430 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.01 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 7.65 x 7.6"

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 200.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens by Nikon - I would recommend it to a friend I have been using this lens now for about 3 weeks and have shot just over 6,000 images with it, most of which have been inside sports for Basketball and Wrestling. It's sharp edge to edge, extremely fast auto focus and good color. I would recommend taking the time to Fine Tune the auto focus on your camera with the lens for best focus results. When I first used it on the Nikon D500 it was not super sharp, so I tool a minute or so to fine tune the lens to the camera and it made a huge difference. I did not purchase the VRII when it came out so can't compare the FL to the VR II, however in comparison to the first VR 70-200 lens which I never liked the sharpness or the clarity of, the new FL 70-200 is Awesome.
    Date published: 2016-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens is why we love Nikon My old 70-200mm f/2.8 VR , I have been using since the days of film; It has been the most dependable, most used lens throughout my entire professional career, almost 20 years now... I waited a very long time to upgrade it, and boy was it the right thing to do. I found a place to rent this new one from before purchasing, so it really was a no brainer, after using it out in the field for a couple of months. Amazing that Nikon managed to improve this lens, which was already the best of the best (in my humble opinion!) Fast, accurate throughout focal lengths, and works great with the 1.4 extender, so I don't always have to carry my big 300mm with me. Sell all your other lenses for this one - this lens is why we love Nikon...
    Date published: 2017-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It IS expensive - but with that said - JUST GET IT ! Its funny how we quantify costs. I have little reservation spending this kind of money on a Zeiss lens but from having found so many of the newer Nikon lenses vastly overpriced and underwhelming compared to Zeiss - and yes even several Sigma Art lenses (I sold my 85 1.4 Nikon and my Zeiss 135 f2 AFTER trying and buying the Sigma counter parts) - I will say this...... NIKON CRUSHED it with this lens. The contrast, the color rendition, the bokeh - and as one would expect the fast focusing.... are all exceptional. This lens renders like a n exceptional fixed focal length prime. Now the VR is also insane, shooting sharp images at at 1/50th at 200mm is impressive. No regrets !
    Date published: 2017-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Keeper There are a number of things to like about the new 70-200mm, but the one that tops my list is simply jaw-dropping vibration reduction. I'm not used to firing off hand-held shots at 1/20th of a sec. @ 200mm. It's been worth the price difference over the older version. PS: Let me add that I haven't had much reason to blow Nikon's trumpet during the past couple of years. What triggered the purchase was hearing Lens Rentals had 10 copies of the lens and that all passed with similar test scores. Let's hear it for perhaps a higher level of QC?
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! I read a lot of reviews on lenses before purchasing. The speed of focus and the clarity of the pictures are outstanding. One of the complaints was the zoom ring is placed in front. Although this may be a problem if you have other lenses with the reverse orientation, I like where the zoom is placed. It is a natural location when placing your support hand on the tripod mount when hand holding. The zoom functions fast and precise. The vibration reduction is incredible. I found that a turkey roasting bag (found at the grocery store) is a great way to keep the lens and camera dry when shooting on rainy days. Attached is a picture of a visitor while I was taking some river pictures.
    Date published: 2018-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A game changer for business!!!! The best lens i've purchased. This lens can handle low light situations. I love the color saturation and how fast it focuses!!! Your pictures come out of camera with perfection!! Just beautiful!!! I have no regrets in purchasing this lens. B&H has always met my needs on anything I've needed with all my cameras and lenses. Thank you B&H for your great customer service. I will always make all my purchases through your company. Owning this lens is a real game changer. Save your money and make the purchase. The D850 with this lens will take your Photography business to a new dimension!!! Nikon lover for life!!!!
    Date published: 2018-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Lens Used this lens in every lighting condition you could think of. The zoo, whale watching, portraits, landscapes, beach, sunsets & nighttime shoots on the beach & NYC. You can blur/soften the background while keeping all your subject matters in clear focus. I used this lens with the Nikon D7500, taking all my photos & videos in 4K. I was able to get incredible photos that were very rich & vivid in color. The videos looked very nice & this lens will give you more creative options in every type of situation you could come across or face. I highly recommend this lens to anyone, as it's worth every penny spent.
    Date published: 2017-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I waited too long! I have been shooting with the 80-200 2.8D since they came out and held on for dear life.  I loved the feel and the images that came from that lens.  I was nearing EOL on my last one and finally decided that the repair (although I did it) was reason enough to move to this lens.   I waited too long!  The image quality across the board, every measurement is better.  Actually, it is materially better than the 80-200 which was an amazing lens in its own right.  The focus / zoom ring locations is indeed an issue, but I got used to it pretty quick and have yet to miss a shot as a result.   I shoot with D850/D810 NEF to LR/PS and really couldnt be happier with the purchase.
    Date published: 2019-01-08
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    What is the warranty included with this lens? Is it the 1 year digital plus the 4 year Nikon extended like you receive on the Nikon website?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This will come with a Limited 1-Year USA Warranty and qualifies Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    How will this lens work with a Nikon F6? Has anyone tried it with an F6 and notified if there are any problems or compatibility issues with any features?
    Asked by: Alexander K.
    This Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens is the mos advanced 70-200mm Nikkor lens Nikon has ever made. We imagine that the F6 will be tickled pink to work with such a great lens. We see no issues with compatibility with the F6 and this lens with the information available to us.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    what do the 4 buttons do on the lens?

    what do the 4 buttons do on the lens?
    Asked by: Michael
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-05-19


    Does this lens use the same tripod foot as the previous version?
    Asked by: Matthew
    It's different than the previous two versions.
    Answered by: Sherburn S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Is this lens compatible with a Nikon D7500? Does it have the 1.5 crop factor?
    Asked by: Geena L.
    This lens will work with the D7500. The camera gives it the 1.5 crop factor. This is a FX lens so on the D7500 it will have a crop factor of 1.5. Therefore it becomes a 105 to 300 mm lens. It is an awesome lens by the way.
    Answered by: Anthony S.
    Date published: 2019-06-03

    is the mount to the camera metal?

    is the mount to the camera metal?
    Asked by: Buddy
    Yes, very solid
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-04-16


    Is this lens same as this one ? (158)Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR LensB&H # NI7020028E MFR # 20063
    Asked by: Pei Hsun
    Not sure why you ask...if its a AF-S NIKKOR 70-200E FL ED VR, its the same
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2018-10-24


    I see the HB-78 lens hood listed in the In the Box section on the Overview page, but it is not hot-linked like some of the other items. So is it included, or is it an item that must be purchased separately?
    Asked by: Chris P.
    The lens hood is included. It also has a locking button that has to be pushed in order to remove the lens hood. New??? I like that feature.
    Answered by: LAWRENCE F S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Q&A

    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon D90
    • Nikon Df
    • Nikon F6
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