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

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  • 70mm to 200mm zoom range (DX equivalent of 105mm to 300mm)
  • Vibration Reduction II (VR II) stabilisation system with Normal and Active modes
  • Nano Crystal coat reduces ghost and flare
  • Seven ED glass elements to minimise chromatic aberration
  • SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for whisper-quiet and fast autofocus

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  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 2185
  • ASIN: B002JCSV8U
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jun. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,749 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens features an innovative Vibration Reduction (VR) system that allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. The VR system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 4 stops faster than what the camera is set for.< br>This is the perfect lens for low-light, sports, fashion, portraits and other images that require distance between the photographer and subject.

Manufacturer's Description

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.

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This lens is extremely versatile, from 7-12 meters to 100 meters to the moon - the lens does not disappoint in reach, clarity, sharpness, & bokeh. It's my default go-to lens for all of my sporting events, and when I need the reach to bring subjects closer, or to compress landscape. I have paired it both with the D300 and the D800 bodies.

- High quality materials and built like a tank
- Easy to read and use switches and rings
- Clarity, sharpness and bokeh are exceptional
- VR II works great

- It's big and heavy. Know when you need it
- Expensive, but the value is so right-on

It's really the best lens purchase that I've made. If there was one lens that I could have - this would be it. The lens does not disappoint.
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By Robert Groom TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 April 2010
If you're thinking of buying this lens, you're probably already a fairly keen amateur or you're a pro. If you're shooting on FX, then in my opinion, the decision to buy or upgrade to the new model of this lens is a no-brainer. The VR is noticeably better than on the old model, and the vignetting and corner softness which plagued the old model is almost absent at all focal lengths and apertures. Yes, at close range, you're not getting a full 200mm equivalent focal length at maximum reach, but in practice, that isn't really an issue, at least in my case. Because it lacks real close focus abilities (around 5 feet minimum focus) this isn't a lens for zooming right in on nearby objects anyway. You're far more likely to be shooting from 150mm down at close range. What you want is good reach at distance and great bokeh, and this baby delivers it in spades. The bokeh is every bit as good as on the old model. I upgraded from the old model to the new model after much debate and soul-searching, and I'm so glad I did. On an FX body, it's a real step up from the old model. However, if you're shooting on DX, then my advice would be to consider buying the old model secondhand instead. The extra stop of VR (which is effectively all you'll be getting in the new model) is just not worth the increment in cost to go to the new model, and because DX shoots using the centre portion of the lens, you have none of the softness and vignetting issues that FX bodies suffer from in the old model. FX shooters - if you like vignetting and corner softness - add it in photoshop - at least you have the option not to have it in automatically applied to every shot at f2.8 now!
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You can find all the technical stuff, comparisons and reviews elsewhere with a simple Google search, so ... my comment is simply about the first picture I took with this lens. I upgraded recently to a Nikon D7000 and bought the 70-200mm f/2.8 as one of several lenses. The first shot I took was hand-held and indoors with no flash at f/2.8, 1/30sec and an ISO (believe it nor not!) of 5600, and the shot of one of my dogs is unbelievable. I was completely gob smacked at how sharp and clear the picture is, with a great rendition of colours and superb bokeh. For a one-off point and shoot, practice shot to try out the lens I can tell you that this lens is worth every penny it costs. I've taken pictures over the last 30 years and clocked up 10K shots in Galloway in the last 3 years and this lens is something else. Sell the car, re-mortgage the house or trade in the yacht and go buy one :-)
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I bought this lens after a LOT of deliberation. I read the reviews and watched videos trying to convince myself that this lens was what I was looking for. I'd previously bought the Nikkor 50mm f1.8 and was blown away by that lens with the sharpness and bokeh, but wanted something with more reach especially when photographing birds on the river.
I only have a Nikon D60 and read the recommendations that it's best to buy lenses that are the best you can afford and will suit any camera that you may upgrade to. So, I bought it from Amazon at the best price I could find online and that it would not be a grey import.
As soon as the lens arrived I unpacked it and put a Hoya UV filter on, then mounted it to the camera. Blimey. I'd heard this lens was heavy and thought it would be a bit of a handful trying to take photo's with it. I took it out into the garden and a pigeon obligingly landed on the neighbour's roof edge. Several snaps later and I was looking at some very impressive images that were sharp and with excellent colour. I then proceeded to snap away at the flowers in the garden and the bokeh was astounding. After a while I hadn't noticed the weight and found that the lens was surprisingly easy to hold steady (helped by the excellent VRII system).
Taking the camera with this lens attached to it on walks means that the strap around the neck is a serious no-no if you don't want a bout of neck ache.
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