Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Nikon and the model was launched 2003.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Images taken by Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR

Before reading further, here are a few images taken with Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR that might inspire you. Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and settings it was shot with.
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Busy street of New York

Mannequins lined up inside store

Street performer is jumping over his friends

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

The ability to use autofocus is available for all cameras.

The lens has a focal length of 70-200 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 70 mm or at 200 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.

Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "HB-29".

Tripod Mount

This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.

Different versions of the lens

This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.

Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Has a built-in image stabilizer
  • An impressive focal range
  • Works on all sensor types
  • Has a built-in autofocus motor
  • A lens hood is included
  • A tripod mount is included
  • The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
  • This lens has been replaced by a newer version
  • Heavy (1470 gr)
  • The price (more info)

Specification

Product Name:Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR (See dictionary)
Release date: 2003
Manufacturer:Nikon
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 70-200 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 70-200 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 105-300 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 21 elements / 15 groups
Image Stabilizer: Yes, VR
Closest Focusing Distance: 150 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood: HB-29 (included)
Tripod mount: Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing: Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length): 87 x 215 mm
Weight: 1470 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

Product Page (Nikon):

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Reviews

fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
bythom.com
camerahobby.com
ephotozine.com
ephotozine.com
epinions.com
fotosidan.se
fredmiranda.com
imagepower.de
kenrockwell.com
naturfotograf.com
nikonusa.com
olegnovikov.com
sportsshooter.com
utopia-photography.ch
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Pictures (product and sample images)

In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.

Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Different versions of this lens

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR has released different versions of this lens. Please make sure that you study the differences before buying.

(2003) Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR
(2009) Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II

Alternatives to Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

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