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

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2002-02-21

MSRP Price: $2849.95

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: This fast f/2.8 high-performance zoom lens features Nikon’s VR image stabilization and is the ideal lens for low-light sports and portrait photography.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length70-200mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Zoom Ratio2.9x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.25x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)22°50'
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)34°20'
Minimum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)12°20'
Optical Information
Lens Elements21
Lens Groups15
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements5
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.50m
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions87 x 215mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack and Gold

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR MTF Tele Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR MTF Wide

Image Samples

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, 1/13 @ f/2.8, ISO 400 Captured with Nikon 70-200mm VR

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Prasad Turaga


Is upgrading to VR2 worth? i have the VR1 and i am not getting sharp images on my D750. Please suggest.


Hi, Prasad Nikon 70-200mm VR also very sharp lens , so you check first your Auto focus test may be problems in your back focus or front focus. Thnks.

Prasad Turaga

Thank you very much Rajeev