Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2012-10-23

MSRP Price: $1396.95

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Compact high-performance 2.9x FX-format telephoto zoom lens with an f/4 fixed aperture and Nikon\'s third-generation Vibration Reduction (VR). Capture high performance stills and HD videos with a classic 70-200mm angle of view (105-300mm on DX-format cameras). An essential lens for low light or fast action sequences.

Photography Life Review Summary: Similar to other superb f/4 lenses like Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR and Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR, I find the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR of incredible value. If you enjoy using the 16-35mm or the 24-120mm lenses, take my word for it – the Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR is even more impressive optically. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Review by Photography Life.


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length70-200mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Nikon FX/35mm Film, Nikon DX
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Zoom Ratio2.9x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.274x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
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 format)34°20'
Optical Information
Lens Elements20
Lens Groups14
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance3.28 ft
Focus Mode SwitchAF, Manual
G-typeYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions78.0 x 178.5mm
Weight850g
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack and Gold
Supplied AccessoriesTripod Collar is optional. LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm, HB-60 Bayonet Hood, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1225 Semi-Soft Case

Lens Construction

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR MTF Curve AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR MTF Curve 2

Image Samples

Northern Harrier in Flight #1 Taekwondo Sparring #3

Taekwondo Sparring #2 Taekwondo Sparring #4

Taekwondo Coach Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR Sample (7)

Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR Sample (18) Nikon 70-200mm f/4G VR Sample (4)

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. 1) Sandeep Sarkar
    September 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Hello!
    I am from Guwahati, India and I regularly follow your reviews and tips, I thoroughly enjoy all of it. I just got my nikkor 70-200mm f/4 after I went through your review and I must say it performed in the exact way that has been described by you. Your review helped me with the purchase.

    Regards
    Sandeep Sarkar

  2. 2) Krister Melander
    February 27, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Hi, thanks for your work with reviews. I am looking för a 70-200 zoom för my D500.
    I guess you tested this lens with a full frame camera!?
    How will this lens perform on a D500 ?
    Saw that DXOmark rated this lens very low on DX but that is not real world testing, at least this is what I think!

    Thanks in advance, Krister

    • February 28, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Krister, don’t believe anything DxO says, since they are not photographers. This lens is wonderful on both FX and DX!

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