differences

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

Has a silent focus motor Nikon AF-S vs None
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Almost the same
Image stabilization Nikon VR II vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Slightly more zoom 2.9x vs 2.5x
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More than 10% more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Slightly better wide angle 70 mm vs 80 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Cheaper $1,221.95 vs $2,146.00
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The best price we've seen is $924 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Slightly shorter 188 mm vs 206 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Slightly lighter 1.3 kg vs 1.5 kg
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Around 20% lighter
Slightly more magnification 1:4.2 (0.2) vs 1:8.3 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED Learn more about
the Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
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
Length Quite long Help
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II206 mm
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED188 mm
Weight Heavy Help
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II1.5 kg
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED1.3 kg

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Min focal length Good wide-angle Help
AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II70 mm
AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED80 mm
Diameter Small diameters Help
86 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

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

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

Sports lens

$1,460 - $1,799

Lowest price Cheaper
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro Nikon F

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

Sports lens

$581 - $769

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor DC 135mm f/2D

Sports lens

$1,102 - $1,392

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Length Shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Nikon F

Telephoto lens

$816

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$477

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Max focal length Worse telephoto
Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Nikon Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX

Wildlife lens

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Length Significantly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

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