Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Lens

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR Lens

Replaced by The Nikon 70-200 VRII

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor LensFeatures Nikon's Vibration Reduction system, enhanced to compensate for image blur caused by hand shake and also shake caused by movement of the photographer such as riding in a car or aircraft; the compensation can handle shutter speeds about three times slower than one might otherwise use without VR technology. The lens also incorporates Nikon's exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) Technology for very fast, accurate and nearly silent focusing plus compact, lightweight design for easier handling.

This lens comes with a CL-M2 Ballistic nylon Lens Case

In addition the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens includes a selection of Nikon advanced technologies such as Manual/Automatic mode, Extra Low Dispersion glass (ED), and G-Type design (aperture control exclusively from camera body).

Offered exclusively in Nikon's AF-S optics, the Manual Automatic mode (M/A) allows for instant switching between autofocus and manual focus, virtually eliminating lag time in the transition and enabling photographers to make a last minute adjustment, even if the autofocus system has locked onto the subject.

This performance is complimented by Nikon's Autofocus Tracking with Lock-on(R), a technology that will enable the system to maintain sharp focus even if the subject is momentarily obscured from view, or if the camera's AF sensor momentarily moves off the main subject.

Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Optical Glass is a high quality, low dispersion glass that enables superior performance from this versatile, compact lens. Through low dispersion characteristics the lens' color performance is enhanced by virtually eliminated secondary chromatic aberrations that are common to telephoto optics that do not include ED glass; this technology enhances image quality with added visible sharpness and contrast to the image.

The G-Type feature is designed for the newest Nikon SLR models, including both 35mm and digital, all of which feature a built in Sub-Command Dial, from which aperture control is possible. The design facilitates better lens handling, and helps photographers keep a more positive grip on the camera as they use their right index finger to adjust aperture. This firmer grip and excellent balance will help photographers get sharper images, even as they adjust exposure and quickly shoot their pictures.

Distance Technology (included in D-type and G-type Nikkor lenses) provides precision distance information from the lens. This information is incorporated into exposure calculations for both ambient light and flash illumination, as well as combinations of both. The distance information enables more precise calculations, leading to improved exposure control. v The AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED is fully compatible with all Nikon SLR models that include a built-in aperture control Command Dial. It will also operate using Shutter Priority and Program Mode operation in many Nikon models that do not have a built-in aperture control.

Features

Holds fast and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture through the entire focal range

AF-S Autofocus lens featuring a Silent wave, coreless, integrated, focus motor (unwrapped in 1996). Basically an updated AF-I Autofocus-Silent sporting a "Silent Wave Motor" (ultrasonic) to focus near silently and fast.

DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with Nikon DX DSLR

Five ED- (Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements)
a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens Nikon engineered Extra-low Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the manufacture of lenses that provide superior color correction and sharpness by diminishing chromatic aberrations

G - labeled after the f-number. All the newer AF lenses, including AF-S and specifically G, are also D. Nikon no longer makes an effort to mark the D. G-lenses contains no aperture ring, therefore aperture may only be electronically controlled by the camera and only autofocus camera bodies featuring function dials have the capacity to control G lenses

M/A mode
AF-S Nikon lenses include the exclusive Nikon M/A focus function, that permits switching from auto to manual focus virtually without time lag - even while the AF servo is in operation regardless of the AF mode in play.

SWM- Silent Wave Motor
Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.

VR - Vibration Reduction
Normal mode Employs a moving optical assembly to minimize the effects of photographic camera shake. Active Mode which provide for shooting from a moving vehicle.

Zoom Lock / Focus Switch - Lets photographers fasten down the lens barrel to its shortest length,

Dust and Waterproof rubber sealing mount

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Specifications
Overview
Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length70 200 mm  
Stabilization type Yes (Auto panning detection, Active mode)  
Camera mount Nikon F (FX)  
Angle of view 3420' - 1220' [2250' - 8 with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations rounded blades  
Optical
Total Elements 21  
Number of Groups 15  
Coatings / special elements 5 ED elements  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 1.50 m (59.06")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.16 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight1470 g (3.24 lb)  
Lens diameter 87 mm (3.43")  
Overall length 215 mm (8.46")  
Construction materials Metal barrel, metal mount  
Sealing Yes  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (internal)  
Power zoom No  
Filter thread size 77 mm  
Filter annotations Does not rotate on focusing  
Lens hood included Yes - HB-29  
Case supplied Yes -  CL-M2  
Tripod collar included Yes - detachable  
Notes Three AF stop buttons


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