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 cheaper $1,759.99 vs $2,015.59
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The best price we've seen is $256 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Slightly more magnification 1:4.8 (0.2) vs 1:8.3 (0.1)
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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
Lowest price Very expensive Help
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II$2,015.59
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM$1,759.99

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

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

$50 - $1,349

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Max focal length Better telephoto
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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

Wildlife lens

$1,299 - $1,635

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Zoom range More zoom
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

Wildlife lens

$139

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Lighter
Fixed aperture Has a variable aperture

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

Nikon Nikkor  70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Wildlife lens

$327

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

Sports lens

$628 - $769

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM

Macro lens

$960

Magnification Much more magnification
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

discussion Which do you think is better?

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