Overview

High-performance telephoto zoom lens for use with FX-format SLRs.

Boasting a strong combination of constant f/4 aperture and versatile 70–200mm focal range, this lens is ideal for events, travel, wildlife, and even sports.

Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to five stops slower for exceptionally sharp, steady images when shooting handheld. The superior optical design delivers outstanding resolution and contrast in diverse conditions.

 

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Key features

FX-format telephoto zoom lens with 70–200mm focal range (105–300mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).

Constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range.

Vibration Reduction (VR) system: minimizes camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.0* stops slower.

Nano Crystal Coat greatly reduces ghosting and flare.

SWM (Silent Wave Motor) enables quiet and accurate autofocus.

Two focus modes: A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority) and M (manual focus).

Minimum focus distance: 1 m.

Lightweight body for a telephoto zoom lens.

RT-1 tripod collar ring (optional accessory): enables the lens to be rotated freely for smooth transition between vertical and horizontal orientation.

 

*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 length70-200 mm
Maximum aperturef/4
Minimum aperturef/32
Lens construction20 elements in 14 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, one HRI lens element, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view34° 20′ - 12° 20′ (22° 50′ - 8° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance1 m (3.28 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratioApprox. 0.274x
No. of diaphragm blades9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size67 mm
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)Approx. 78 mm maximum diameter x 178.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
WeightApprox. 850 g (30.0 oz)
Supplied accessories67mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-60, Semi-soft case CL-1225