The Optics Have Been Completely Re-mastered For The Demanding Image Sensors of Today
The Nikkor 70–200mm f/2.8 VR II, is an update to an often criticized lens. The original version drew complains of vignetting and softness on FX cameras. This version is completely redesigned and features an entirely new optical formula designed to deliver sharp images all the way into the corners. It uses no fewer than 7 ED elements to minimize aberrations and “Nano Crystal Coat” to combat flare.
Professional tele-zoom remastered; class leading quality under
conditions The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II, featuring a brand new optical design for class leading levels of image quality and extended Vibration Reduction capability.
Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products at Nikon Europe, says: “The optical design has been completely re-mastered to meet the demands of today’s image sensors. It also works better at
slow shutter speeds and is adapted to complement the latest
autofocus technologies too.”
Improved low light shooting
This new Nikkor 70-200 VR II will be an incredible upgrade for some photographers and a big letdown for others. Or perhaps it will fall somewhere down the middle. It's a a big discredit that Nikon botched any effort preserve the close focus reach factor as the original Nikkor 70-200. If they had done that, then this lens would take it's place among the most fantastic lenses ever manufactured. The lens is basically overall equal to the original 70-200mm. although somewhat better for some types of photography.
Updated 12/11/ 2010
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
Seven 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.
FX-format The leading factor setting the Nikon
FX apart from other sensors is the large size of the pixels, which allows
for more light collection.
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
IF- Internal Focusing The ability to have a lens focus while it's size remains unchanged. Nikon’s
IF engineering allows that to happen. All internal optical travel is contained
within the inside of the non-extension lens container.
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.
N-Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat consist of an antireflective coat that stemmed from the
cultivation of Nikon NSR-series (Step and Repeat type) semiconductor fabricating
RD- Rounded 9 Blade Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that
mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.
SIC - Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikon uses an elite multilayer lens coating to augment the operation of its
lens elements which also helps diminish ghosting and flare to minute levels.
Nikon Super Integrated Coat also accomplishes several purposes,
SWM- Silent Wave Motor Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional
photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.
VR II Vibration Reduction system
Provides the equivalent of employing a 4 stops faster shutter speed This second generation VR is known as VR II, that was engineered to provide an
additional 1-stop improvement over the initial VR
The tough magnesium body is extensively sealed to withstand the affects of dust and moisture to enable you to keep shooting whatever the conditions.
• 77mm Snap-on front lens cap
• Rear lens cap (LF-1)
• Bayonet hood (HB-48)
• Lens Case (CL-1018)
Shop for the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II Lens here from these stores
Max Format Size
Lens focal length
70 – 200 mm
Yes (VR II, up to 4 stops
Nikon F (FX)
Angle of view
34°20’ - 12°20’ (22°50’ - 8° with Nikon DX format)
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening
Smallest aperture opening
Includes aperture ring
Total diaphragm blades
Number of Groups
Coatings / special elements
7 ED glass elements Nano Crystal Coating
Minimum focus distance
1.40 m (55.12")
Full time manual focus
Lens distance scale
Depth of field scale
1540 g (3.40
87 mm (3.43")
209 mm (8.23")
Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Filter thread size
Lens hood included
Lens hood code
Tripod collar included
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