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

BH #NI7020028 • MFR #2185
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens
Key Features
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Seven Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coating
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens from Nikon is a sharp, versatile, and durable telephoto zoom lens with a fast constant maximum aperture, useful in lowlight situations. A workhorse of a lens used by professionals and amateurs alike it is ideal for photojournalism, sports, and wildlife photography and is effective for almost all telephoto applications, including portraiture. An FX format lens, it can also be mounted and used on DX format DSLRs.
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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture and Practical Focal Length Range
  • 3Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • 47 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Elements
  • 5Nano Crystal Coat
  • 6Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • 7Internal Focus (IF)
  • 8Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • 9Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • 10Minimum Focus Distance of 4.6'
  • 11M/A Focus Mode Switch
  • 12Weather Sealing
  • 13Flower-Shaped Lens Hood and Removable Tripod Foot

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens from Nikon is a sharp, versatile, and durable telephoto zoom lens with a fast constant maximum aperture, useful in lowlight situations. A workhorse of a lens used by professionals and amateurs alike it is ideal for photojournalism, sports, and wildlife photography and is effective for almost all telephoto applications, including portraiture. An FX format lens, it can also be mounted and used on DX format DSLRs.

The innovative Vibration Reduction (VR II) system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake allowing handheld telephoto shooting even in poorly lit conditions. It offers the equivalent of 3.5 shutter speed stops faster than what the camera is set for. Its Internal Focus System provides fast autofocus without extending the lens and the Silent Wave AF Motor enables quiet and smooth focus adjustment. Full time manual focus override allows for precise manual focus at anytime and the minimum focus distance throughout the zoom range is 4.6' (1.4 m).

Seven extra-low dispersion lens elements minimize chromatic aberration and Nano Crystal Coating reduces ghosting and flare. In addition, Nikon's multilayer Super Integrated Lens Coating minimizes reflections in the wider wavelength range for improved color and clarity. Suited for use in difficult conditions, the lens is weather-sealed with a rubber mount seal and includes a detachable tripod foot and lens hood. 

Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture and Practical Focal Length Range

With a wide maximum aperture of f/2.8 and practical set of focal lengths, this is an ideal lens for professionals and amateurs shooting sports, photojournalism and wildlife. It is fast and effective in low light, durable and useful for a wide range of telephoto applications.

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

Vibration Reduction II enables handheld shooting at up to 3.5 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible creating sharper images without the blur from camera shake.

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

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.

Internal Focus (IF)

Provides fast autofocus without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance throughout the focus range.

Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

Enables quiet as well as fast and accurate auto focus action.

Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements

Minimum Focus Distance of 4.6'

Close focusing of 4.6' provided throughout the entire zoom range.

M/A Focus Mode Switch

Enables quick response to changing situations with full time manual focus override.

Weather Sealing

Weather sealing, including rubber mount seal enables use in inclement weather.

Flower-Shaped Lens Hood and Removable Tripod Foot

Included HB-48 lens hood shades the objective from unwanted, image-degrading light and the included removable tripod foot enables safe and stable mounting to tripod or plate.

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 12° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance4.6' / 1.4 m
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design21 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.4 x 8.1" / 8.64 x 20.57 cm
Weight54.3 oz / 1.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.5 x 7.6 x 7.5"
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D7200 ?
Asked by: Rosa H.
Yes, you can use this lens on the D7200. Although this lens is FX format, which is full frame, and the D7200 is DX format, which has a sensor that is 1.5x smaller, it can still be mounted and used. Your field of view will change by 1.5, so an FX format 70-200mm lens on the DX format camera will have the same field of view as a 105-300mm lens on an FX camera.
Answered by: Lisa S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this fit on my D3400?
Asked by: Willem M.
The Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED Lens will be compatible with the Nikon D3400.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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How does one get this lens repaired after the B&H One Year Warranty is up?
Asked by: Herbert
I posed this question in a chat session with B&H and their answer is Chrysler Photo New York will work on it.
Answered by: Herbert H.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this considered an off market lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, I checked this out carefully. It is a very good lens, just not the newest. It is priced lower than the newest model 70-200. Have used it quite a lot and would get it again in a heartbeat.
Answered by: Robert R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I bought the US version of this lens last year and I am just noticing that the serial number on the lens and on the box do not have the 'US' prefix. It is however 20462960. Is this a US lens?
Asked by: Harold M.
E-mail Nikon all the info you have both on the box and lens and they will be glad to tell you where it was made etc.
Answered by: David S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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what is the difference between VR and VR2? and how to spot the difference?
Asked by: Mostafa A.
The Nikon VR II offers an increase of stabilization up to 4 stops compared to the original VR which stabilized only up to 3 stops. Most of the current Nikon lenses with VR have the newest version of this feature.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does this come with USA warranty?
Asked by: Anonymous
Any product that states it is an Import will come with a 1-Year B&H warranty.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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is this compatible with a d600?
Asked by: Cynthia L.
I would look in the the specs of the camera! Sorry I cant help! I have a D7000 camera! I know it said which cameras were not!
Answered by: Jessie M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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