Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens


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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4-32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Nikon VR Image Stabilization
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Internal Focus Lens Design
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
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Nikon 70-200mm f/4.0 overview

  • 1Description

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens from Nikon strikes an ideal balance between exceptional optics, advanced lens technologies, compact size and a range of popular focal lengths. Designed for full-frame Nikon FX-format cameras, this G-series lens is also compatible with Nikon's cropped DX-format cameras. When attached to a cropped sensor camera, the 35mm equivalent focal length is 105-300mm.  Its constant maximum f/4 aperture provides consistency throughout the zoom range and Vibration Reduction technology offers 4-stops of compensation against the blur caused by camera movement, enabling handheld shooting in low-light conditions.

Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides fast, accurate and quiet autofocus and seamless manual focus override gives you precise focus control even in AF mode.  The Internal Focus design of this G-series lens means the length of the lens remains constant as you focus. Minimum focus distance is 3.3'

Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements minimize chromatic aberration - even at the widest aperture - and enhance sharpness. Nano Crystal Coat prevents internal lens reflections, ghosting, and flare. This compact zoom lens offers a very practical set of focal lengths in a lightweight, easy-to-carry form.

DX-Format (35mm Equivalent): 105-300mm
Though it is a full-frame, FX-format lens, the 70-200mm f/4G is compatible with Nikon's cropped DX-format sensors. With a crop factor of 1.5x, DX-format sensor cameras turn the 70-200mm focal length of this lens into the 35mm equivalent of a 105-300mm lens, adding greater telephoto zoom capabilities on the smaller sized sensor.
One High Refractive Index and Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
To reduce chromatic aberrations, most noticeable when zoomed all the way to 200mm, the three extra-low dispersion glass elements correct specific wavelengths of light - providing maximum sharpness and minimized aberration, even at the widest f/4.0 aperture setting.
Vibration Reduction (VR)
This optical Nikon lens technology improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake, with up to 4 stops of image stabilization. This means you can shoot at shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible with sharp results.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) provides fast, quiet and precise AF with seamless manual focus override. SWM is particularly useful when using this lens to shoot video.
Manual/Auto Focusing Mode (M/A)
The M/A focusing mode allows you to change from automatic to manual focusing immediately by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch from quick autofocus to fine manual focusing without removing your eye from the viewfinder.
Anti-Reflective Nano Crystal Coat
This anti-reflective coating reduces internal reflections from the lens elements, across a wide range of wavelengths. The Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity and contrast.
Optical Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
In addition to the Nano Crystal Coat, this lens also has a Super Integrated multi-layer Coating on its lens elements.
Internal Focus Lens Design (IF)
Thanks to the Internal Focus (IF) design of the lens, you can focus automatically or manually without changing the length of the lens. All of the movement of the lens elements takes place within the lens barrel so you can remain at the same working distance throughout the focus range.
Minimum Focus Distance: 3.3'
Focus as close as 3.28' from your subject with a maximum magnification of 0.274x; capture even the smallest subjects while maintaining a comfortable working distance.
9-Blade Circular Aperture
Create beautiful softly blurred backgrounds highlights with a more natural appearance.
Filter Diameter: 67mm
The 67mm from filter thread does not rotate, allowing rotating polarizing filters to be used.
Tripod-Mounting Option
Available with the RT-1 Tripod Collar (sold separately)
UPC: 018208022021

Nikon 70-200mm f/4.0 specs

Focal Length 70 - 200mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 105 - 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 34° 20' - 12° 20'
DX Picture Angle: 22° 50' - 8°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28' (1.00 m)
Magnification 0.274x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.65
Optical Design 20 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Optional Removable - rotating
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 7.0" (7.87 x 17.78 cm)
Weight 1.87 lb (850 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 5.2 x 5.0"

Nikon 70-200mm f/4.0 reviews

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 186.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent medium telephone lens I pre-ordered this lens. I had been considering a jump from Canon to Nikon and this lens was the thing that held me back. Once it was announced I decided to make the switch. I've been shooting the lens with a D800 with Fine/Large JPG. Pros: - Fast AF- Very Sharp- Handles a 2xTC very well. And I can still do AF with the D800- Small and light compared to the 70-200 f2.8 VR II - Better edge performance (in my opinion) than the f2.8. I did some comparisons with a friend's f2.8 lens- Cheaper than the f.28-The new VR is the most impressive VR/IS/OS/VC I've used. And it stabilizes faster than my other Nikon lensCons:- Some distortion at the long and short end- 1 stop slower than the 70-200 f2.8 VR III .
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens! I have been waiting for this lens a long, long time. I have had all the 80-200/70-200 Nikon zooms (all versions, f4.5/4/2.8). Now, with digital photography, I do not longer need the f2.8 aperture and the extra weight. I have been using the f4 for a couple of weeks, and I have to say that the optic quality is amazing; and size and weight are important reasons to buy this lens. I did some proof photos to check optics and I am very happy with the overall quality. As this lens do not have to make the concesions that a f2.8 do, I think that it has a better quality than bigger and more expensive lenses. Great zoom!
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could Not Be Happier Well crafted and built. Sharp at all apertures, center to corners. Balances very well on full frame DSLR. Focus and zoom are well damped and smooth as silk. Focus with D700 is fast enough, and successful in very low light. Latest VR excellent. I managed a sharp shot at 1/10 second at 200mm (1 out of 5). Unlike its bigger and older brother, it fits in my camera bag, and doesn't kill my photographic ambitions just carrying it around. I was hoping for all of these qualities in this newest lens from Nikon, and they did not let me down. Worth every penny of $
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lens I'm planning a long-distance hike on which I plan to take a D800E and a 24-120 F/4 VR. I have a 70-200 f/2.8 VRII which I like a lot but it is big and heavy, so I bought the 70-200 f/4.0 VR for the trip. I expected it might not be quite as good as the f/2.8 but would be good enough for the trip and I could sell it afterward. Having received the f/4.0 and tested it for a while now, I'm happy to say it is as sharp, focuses as well, VR works as well as the f/2.8. The f/4 is better about vignetting and it focuses closer than the f/2.8. The only advantages I see to the f/2.8 are the extra stop and the bomb-proof construction. I expect I'll be keeping the f/4.0 after all.
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mainly a Comment About Lens Collars All of the comments about how excellent the image quality and VR operation of this lens are true so I don't need to repeat them. The point I want to make is associated with using a collar on this lens. Being that this lens is very light the balance point of the camera/lens combination is behind the lens collar mounting area, even more so with a teleconverter. My purpose here is to maybe state the obvious in that the collar can be reversed on this lens so the foot is pointing back at the camera. In my case I use a RRS lens collar and the camera and lens can be balanced even when using a 2X teleconverter.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens Without the Weight I had considered getting the 70-200 f/2.8 VRII while it was on rebate but after testing it one last time at B&H I realized I would just leave it at home due to its weight. The 70-200 f/4 gives me the same reach at almost half the weight. Sure you are giving up 1 stop and when shooting wide open there is some vignetting but it is and extremely sharp lens. I carried it with me for 3 days with my family in 3 different Florida amusement parks. It was never once a burden and I was happy to have it with me. A lens is only good if it spends time on your camera. This one's going to spend a lot of time on mine.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon 70-200 ED VR F/4 Used with Nikon D300S and D700. The lens sharpness is excellent even wide open at f/4 from center to corner. Colors and contrast are outstanding, as good as Nikon 50 1.4 g. Only issue is that the copy that I got has noisy auto-focus for an AF-S lens. I have used three other AF-S lenses (50 1.4 g, 16-15 f/4 g, and 35 1.8 g and this one is most noisy. Not good for movies. Auto-focus on both D300S and D700 is very fast and accurate. I am returning my copy to B&H for replacement. Both Zoom and focus rings are smooth and pleasure to use. The weight of the lens is perfect and doesn't feel like a f2.8 monster. Construction is strong and feels good. Despite noisy AF, I still think it is worth 4.75 stars that rounds up to 5 stars. VR performance is outstanding. I have been able to get sharp results at 1/10 Sec at 200 mm.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight equals more winners! Debated back and forth like everyone else between this and the 70-200 f/2.8. I shoot mainly landscapes, some portraits, wildlife stuff, and know at times I may need 2.8, but settled on this one and couldn't be any happier. This thing is TACK sharp on my D810! Was running around yesterday chasing rainbows and there's no way I would've done that with the 2.8. Also, if your a portrait shooter I've heard this one beats the pants off the 2.8 under 12 ft as it has a better close focusing distance which results in better bokeh. This range is where most pros stay within. After 12 ft.the 2.8 takes over due to less focus breathing. So census: if your a landscape and portrait shooter f/4; if your a low light sports, and wildlife shooter 2.8! That's it for now!
Date published: 2014-09-28
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