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

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
$1,940
70-200 mm
autofocus 2.9x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Nikon VR II Image stabilized
  • Nikon AF-S Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"All around amazing lens. Sturdy build, and very crisp images. Everyday lens."

bhphotovideo.com

"I've owned this lens for two weeks and couldn't be happier. I've shot images of dogs running full speed and the focus keeps up with them. I've also shot some humans at 150mm @1/30th sec. and they are as sharp as could be. I am 100% happy with this lens."

bhphotovideo.com

"The only negative is that at minimum focus distance, the focal length is far short of the stated 200mm spec. This is unfortunate and it means can't get a frame filling head shot but it's not a deal breaker for me."

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Nikon D750, Nikon D810 and Nikon D5.

Nikon D750
28.8 - 10.3°
horizontal angle of view
70-200mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D5600, Nikon D3400 and Nikon D7200.

Nikon D5600
19.1 - 6.7°
horizontal angle of view
107-306.5mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Image stabilization More advanced image stabilization Help
Nikon VR II

The Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
86 mm
Weight Very light Help
1.5 kg
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
70 mm

Cons

The Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II vs other Digital camera lenses

Length Quite long Help
206 mm
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Lowest price Expensive Help
$1,940.19

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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70 mm
Max focal length
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200 mm
above average above average
Zoom range
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2.9x
Magnification
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1:8.3 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Nikon AF-S
Image stabilization
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Nikon VR II
unique unique
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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206 mm
below average below average
Diameter
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86 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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1.5 kg
below average below average

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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28.8°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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10.3°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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19.5°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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6.9°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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34.3°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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12.3°
above average above average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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19.1°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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6.8°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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12.9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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4.5°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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22.9°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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8.1°
above average above average

Competitors

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Avatar for Keith Steffanus Keith Steffanus (5:52 PM, May 26, 2015)
How does this lens do in low light situations such as a nightime baseball game with just basic school stadium lighting? Shooting lots of high school baseball games at night and need to capture the players sliding into home or second as well as batting and players throwing the ball. Please let me know your thoughts or other suggestions. I have a Nikon D3000 and want a good 70-200 lens or equivalent. Thanks! Buying one in a month. Keith
 
anick dauwens (7:34 PM, January 24, 2013)
i'm doing a lot of sports photography, and i'm very happy with this lens!