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

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Professional, fast aperture, telephoto zoom lens with Vibration Reduction, and Nano Crystal coat. Boasts superb edge-to-corner sharpness and fast, quiet autofocus that offers outstandingly sharp images under any lighting conditions. Weather sealed magnesium body to meet the most challenging professional needs.

Key features

70-200mm zoom range.

Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilization system with Normal and Active modes. Lets you use shutter speeds that are up to 3.5* stops slower.

Nano Crystal coat reduces ghost and flare.

7 ED glass elements to minimize chromatic aberration.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for whisper quiet and fast autofocus.

Closest focusing distance: 0.5 m.

Rubber mount seal.

Instant manual focus override (M/A).

Detachable hood and soft case included.


*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera, DX-format lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera, and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

Technical Specifications

Focal length


Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

21 elements in 16 groups (with 7 ED and some Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements)

Picture angle

34°20’ - 12°20’ (22°50’ - 8° with Nikon DX format)

Closest focusing distance

1.4 m/4.6 ft. (throughout entire zoom range)

No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded)

Filter/attachment size


Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)

Approximately 87 x 209 mm/3.4 x 8.2 in.


Approximately 1,540 g/3.4 lb.

Supplied accessories

77mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-48, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-M4


Specifications and equipment are subject to change without notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Information current as of July 2009.

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