differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Slightly more magnification 1:4.8 (0.2) vs 1:8.3 (0.1)
Help
Take macro shots with subjects around 80% larger in your photo
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon VR II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
Fixed aperture Constant aperture lenses Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Weight Heavy Help
1.5 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
70 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

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

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Sports lens

$1,222

Length Slightly shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikon Nikkor VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Wildlife lens

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Wildlife lens

Length Shorter
Weight Lighter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$1,349

Max focal length Better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Sports lens

$1,399

Weight Lighter
Magnification More magnification
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Wildlife lens

$1,999

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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