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

BH #NI702004 • MFR #2202
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Covering a versatile range of telephoto focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon is a nimble solution for photographing a range of subjects, from portraits to sports. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range and also helps to realize a more compact and lightweight alternative to an f/2.8 zoom. The optical design employs a trio of extra-low dispersion glass elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations and both a Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating help to suppress flare and ghosting. In addition to the optical advancements, this lens is also distinguished by its VR image stabilization system, which compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also, a Silent Wave Motor is used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Overview

Covering a versatile range of telephoto focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon is a nimble solution for photographing a range of subjects, from portraits to sports. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range and also helps to realize a more compact and lightweight alternative to an f/2.8 zoom. The optical design employs a trio of extra-low dispersion glass elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations and both a Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating help to suppress flare and ghosting. In addition to the optical advancements, this lens is also distinguished by its VR image stabilization system, which compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also, a Silent Wave Motor is used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

Telephoto zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also contributes to the relatively lightweight design and compact form factor.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
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.
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 4 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters.
UPC: 018208022021

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

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 12° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.27x
Optical Design20 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating (Optional)
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 7.03" / 78 x 178.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.01" / 178.1 mm
Weight1.87 lb / 850 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11 x 5.2 x 5"

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

Excellent lens on my Nikon D5.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

Enjoy this stunningly bright/sharp lens for outdoor, day time sports on my D5. The lenses size and weight works for me ergonomically and f4 is sufficient when used on a D5.

My favorite lens!

By Ahmed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-27

This lens is so versatile and a joy to use. I use it for landscape work, portraiture, close-up photos of flowers and occasionally for wildlife! it does great in all of those genres, and the focus is quick and quiet. The zoom ring is super smooth. The lens is thin in diameter, which makes it easy for my small hands to control. It is also very light compared to my Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 G2 or my Tamron 150-600 G2. Most importantly, this lens is sharp and produces beautiful images. I have no reservations recommending this lens.

The most enjoyable lens.

By Ahmed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-04

This lens is lightweight and tack sharp. Autofocus is quick and silent. It balances quite nicely on my D850 and I find myself enjoying using this lens.

so far, loving it

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-12

I've only had it for a couple of weeks now, gone out shooting everything in sight, it does not disappoint in clear day conditions, low light is a different story. While the lens is definitely lighter than the 2.8, after tinkering with it I understand other reviewers when they say they need that additional full stop. However, for the price point, nothing beats it!

NICE LENSE

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

Took a little bit of fine tuning on my D850, but images are very sharp. Fast autofocus.

As good as the f2.8 but lighter

By Roman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-24

I've shot several weddings with this lens and it's a keeper. After 100mm it's difficult to tell the difference compared to the expensive, heavy 70-200 f2.8 VR (Version 1). F4 gives you beautiful bokeh and the VR guarantees sharpness. Paired with a D750 it's got accurate focus and balances just right for all day shooting.

Lens for SLR or go Mirrorless

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-02

Staying with my SLR camera I had no need to replace my lenses. I decided that I would buy the very best and enjoy the results this lens produces.

Bob

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-22

Excellent lens for use on the Z6/7 with the FTZ adapter. Good sharp pictures and the lens is no heavier then the other Z mount lenses. Keep up the good work B&H.

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Will the image quality and sharpness be noticeably better on this lens over the nikon 80-200 2.8?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Nikon 70-200mm f/4 is a sharper lens than the Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8, especially toward the more telephoto end of the range. And, with VR, you can definitely get sharper images with the 70-200mm f/4 VR if you shoot hand held.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2019-06-16

Country of origin?

Country of origin?
Asked by: THOMAS
The Country of origin for this lens is Thailand.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-09-30

question

How is this lens with a Nikon F6? Are there any features that wont work on a F6?
Asked by: Alexander K.
It will work beautifully with the Nikon F6. The auto focus and the stabilization will work on the camera with no issues.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this lens compatible with the 1.4 III teleconverter
Asked by: Pete
Yes, this lens is compatible with the Nikon TC14E III.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2020-08-06

question

Does the lens come with a Bayonet Hood? None is pictured.
Asked by: David
Yes. The B&H # NIHB60 hood is included with this lens.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does the len's VR work on Z cameras with FTZ ...

Does the len's VR work on Z cameras with FTZ adapter? Thanks.
Asked by: Michael
According to the information on the B&H and Nikon web sites, yes. I have no direct knowledge about that matter.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-11-09

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Is this lens good for a portraiture ?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens could be used for portraiture however it is not the best lens to purchase if portraiture is your intent. This lens is more of a general duty lens, used commonly for sports, wedding work, and event/journalists. For portraiture we would recommend a lens such as an 85mm f1.8. See the link below for details on the recommendation:http://bhpho.to/1hgf43h
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-11-27

Does this lens exhibit any focus breathing? If ...

Does this lens exhibit any focus breathing? If so, how severe is it?
Asked by: Jacob
This lens has very little focus breathing and is not noticeable.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-30
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