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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II - Class leading quality under any lighting conditions from Nikon 70-200mm lens.

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR IIPress Release:

Nikon UK today unveils the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8g ED VR II lens which features a brand new optical design for class leading levels of image quality and extended Vibration Reduction capability.

Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products at Nikon Europe, says: “The optical design has been completely re-mastered to meet the demands of today’s image sensors. It also works better at slow shutter speeds and is adapted to complement the latest autofocus technologies too.

Improved low light shooting
The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II lens features the last word in Vibration Reduction (VRII) stabilisation technology to provide users with the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Two modes are available; Normal for everyday shooting and Active to minimise the vibrations caused when shooting from moving vehicles, such as motorcycles or aircraft. Both modes offer a stable viewfinder image, which ultimately makes focus point acquisition and framing far more comfortable and precise.

Brilliant image quality
The new lens is designed to deliver the best image quality in its class with excellent edge to corner quality on today’s FX format cameras. Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat and seven ED glass elements minimise internal reflections and aberrations to deliver rich, high contrast images even under the most challenging lighting conditions.

The new lens features three focus modes; A/M; M/A and M. The new A/M switch enables autofocus priority even if the focus ring is being handled during shooting.

The new optical design also enables shorter dimensions than the current version, without compromising the durability that professional photographers rely upon to get the job done. The tough magnesium body is extensively sealed to withstand the affects of dust and moisture to enable you to keep shooting whatever the conditions.


Focal length 70-200 mm
Max/min aperture f/2.8G
Lens construction 7 ED glass elements
Picture angle 34°20’ - 12°20’ (22°50’ - 8° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance 1.4 m/4.6 ft. (throughout entire zoom range)
No. diaphragm blades 9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size 77mm
Diameter x length Approximately 87 x 209 mm/3.4 x 8.2 in.
Weight Approximately 1,540 g/3.4 lb.

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mcgovernjon 9 138 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 4:30PM
Will that mean that the old version will be cheaper...?

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cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
30 Jul 2009 7:14PM

Quote: old version will be cheaper

Does not always work like that, My guess is that the price of this new lens, Will make the current price for the older model, Seem like a bargain....Wink

Factor in the older models reputation, Even used ones will retain thier values.....!
gary.d 16 135 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2009 9:02AM
It will probably result in more second hand ones being available. One of them will be mine!
Ricky37 10 12
1 Aug 2009 11:27AM
yep ll buy one if its not over 1500 Smile
DannoM 9 58 England
1 Aug 2009 6:01PM
looking like 2k for this, is it worth it over the older model?
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
2 Aug 2009 12:12AM

Quote:Yep ll buy one if its not over 1500
That's you stuffed then! Wink

I can't see me getting one either... there isn't a lot wrong with t'old one that "vignette control" can't sort out.

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