- This is a terrific lens. I have only used it a few times mostly in manual mode on a D750 and it gives great results. But then it should!
Published on: 18 January 2021
Faster. Lighter. More agile than ever. The AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will elevate your ability to capture stunning images in the toughest conditions.
How do you improve on perfection? You enhance the details that make a real difference in the field. Engineered to excel, the latest incarnation of this renowned lens keeps you one step ahead.
Improved AF tracking and exposure control, as well as VR SPORT mode, combine to deliver exceptional burst shooting. A brand new optical construction ensures superior edge-to-edge performance. And Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare. The build is light, thanks to the use of a fluorite glass element—and tough.
Whether you shoot sports, action, news, or reportage, this FX-format lens can take your work to the next level. The 70–200mm focal length range (105–300mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR) covers all the bases. The fast f/2.8 aperture enables exceptional low-light performance and consistent exposure across the entire zoom range. The closest focus distance is now an impressive 1.1 m, and the maximum reproduction ratio has increased from 0.11x to 0.21x. Photographers working with Nikon's high-resolution image sensors and fast-shooting DSLRs will be ready for anything.
Built to partner with Nikon’s fast, professional DSLRs, this lens responds swiftly and precisely to autofocus changes. Now you can reliably track fast-moving subjects—even when they’re moving erratically, at random speeds, or approaching the camera quickly. And improved AF tracking isn’t the only advance. During high-speed continuous shooting, the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in sync with the camera shutter for fast automatic exposure control and consistency between shots. The diaphragm blade unit with drive mechanism is incorporated in the lens barrel, enabling smooth and consistent operation even during high-speed bursts. And Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance with seamless manual override.
When you’re working down to the wire, the details can make all the difference. Configurable buttons on the barrel, a feature inherited from NIKKOR professional telephoto lenses, make it easier to change functions with your thumb while stabilising the lens. Zoom and focus ring positions are reversed compared to the lens’ predecessor for more balanced handling: with the zoom ring now towards the front of the barrel, directly below your hand, it’s easier to maintain a steady posture when zooming. The knurled rubber covering over the zoom ring also helps you achieve a firm grip, and zoom more easily while shooting blind.
|Type||FX-format telephoto zoom|
|Focal length||70–200 mm|
|Maximum aperture||f/2.8–22, automatic electro-magnetic aperture control|
|Vibration reduction||4.0 stops (in NORMAL mode, based on CIPA standards). Modes available: VR OFF, NORMAL, SPORT.|
|Lens construction||22 elements in 18 groups (including 6 ED glass, 1 fluorite lens and 1 HRI lens elements and lens|
|Angle of view||34°20’ - 12°20’ (22°50’ - 8°00’ with a DX-format camera)|
|Minimum focus distance||1.1 m / 3.6 ft. from focal plane. Focus limit switch available (5 m - ∞ or 1.1 m - ∞)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.21 ×|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Filter-attachment size||77 mm|
|Dimensions||Approx. 88.5 mm maximum diameter × 202.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange, based|
|Weight||Approx. 1430 g (based upon CIPA guidelines)|
|Supplied accessories||LF-4 rear lens cap, LC-77 77 mm snap-on front lens cap, CL-M2 semi-soft lenscase|
Semi-soft lens case, LC-77 77 mm
Snap-on front lens cap
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