Nikon Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm

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  • Great for portraits
  • Fast autofocus
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Excellent image quality
  • Durable construction


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I love this lens
Had the Tamron 70-200mm that I have been using for the last year and half. I used my second shooter's Nikon 70-200 VRi and fell in love with it. When searching online for the Nikon to upgrade my Tamron, I found this one. Seller shipped it right away, signature required (thank goodness), and it was e...
J. Wenger
4 years ago
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Review
8E FL ED VR lens improves upon its predecessor, capturing sharper images and focusing closer. Sign up for Lab Report to get the latest reviews and top product advice delivered right to your inbox. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links
Jim Fisher
3 months ago
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Why I HATE the NIKON 70-200 2.8 FL (1 Year Review)
A second version of this lens. Call that a version 2 of the FL lens, where you switched the zoom and the autofocus and I'll be happy at the end of the day. This is a beautiful lens
Jared Polin
3 months ago
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Exceptional Performance – Expensive but so worth it – Almost as good as Nikon Primes
This marvelous new-generation Nikon 70-200MM F2.8 VR II (Vibration Reduction) “Trinity” Tele-Zoom works flawlessly with our Nikon cameras (D800, D3200, D300S). Auto focus is very fast; at mid to far distances, auto focus is literally immediate; at closer distances, it quickly follows, searches and o...
9 years ago
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There is no alternative
I got this lens (the 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII) back when it first came out. It was my main lens for outdoor events, and occasionally I also took family pictures with it. Practically every single shot was stellar, the focus was precise, the lens was super sharp at all settings, with great contrast and col...
9 years ago
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but it's super well balanced
What more can be said about this lens - everybody needs it. It is my go-to lens for so many occasions. It's not quite the walk-around lens that some people boast about (for that I personally use a 50 f1/8) because of its size, but it's super well balanced, has an incredibly useful zoom range, and is...
6 years ago
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Good lens more like bad lens
Everything looked good on the outside of the lens. But on the inside it’s a whole different story. As photographer when you get a new lens you start to test it out immediately. The 2 things I noticed on my lens is that, the plastic thing to the mount of the lens was partially broken, and the autofoc...
Sean Noche-Schultz
3 years ago
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Probably worth every penny
When I bought the 70-200 VRI six years ago, I figured it would be a once-in-a-lifetime investment. Then the D700 came along, and that lens that did so well on the D2Hs didn't deliver such a hot performance on the D700. Corners were mushy, even stopped down. The slight vignetting did not bother me, b...
12 years ago
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simply the best
I got this after I tried out the F/4. I must say this is a better lens but only because it has better low light performance that I am looking for and better blur at the wider aperture and I can use the 1.4x teleconvertor and still be at F/4. At a price point of over $1000 higher than the F/4, it is ...
9 years ago
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WOW! Incredible Sharpness.
I initially purchased the Tamron 70-200 for less than less than 1/2 the price, hoping to save some money. However, I returned it immediately because of the unreasonably slow focus. I bit the bullet and purchased this. When I initially received it, I was a bit worried about the size and weight of the...
9 years ago
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8.7 in


3.5 in


3 lbs


Telephoto zoom lens