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Incredibly sharp, lighting fast and more powerful than ever - for sports, action, fashion...life in general, this lens will not disappoint

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E FL ED VR AF-S NIKKOR Lens

Highlights

  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Nikon APS-C (DX) & Full Frame (FX)
  • Fitting: Nikon FX / DX
  • ZOOM
  • Telephoto ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Lens/Image Stabilisation: Yes

Product code: N70200 (018208200634)

4.8
(219 reviews)

£1,999.00

RRP £2,599 SAVE £600.00

No used versions available

Product Details

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Six Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Fluorite and HRI Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction with Sport Mode
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will elevate your ability to capture stunning images in the toughest conditions.

How do you improve on perfection? You enhance the details that make a real difference in the field. Engineered to excel, the latest incarnation of this renowned lens keeps you one step ahead.

Improved AF tracking and exposure control, as well as VR SPORT mode, combine to deliver exceptional burst shooting. A brand new optical construction ensures superior edge-to-edge performance. And Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghosting and flare. The build is light, thanks to the use of a fluorite glass element—and tough.

Raise your game: f/2.8 telephoto zoom lens

Whether you shoot sports, action, news, or reportage, this FX-format lens can take your work to the next level. The 70–200mm focal length range (105–300mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR) covers all the bases. The fast f/2.8 aperture enables exceptional low-light performance and consistent exposure across the entire zoom range. The closest focus distance is now an impressive 1.1 m, and the maximum reproduction ratio has increased from 0.11x to 0.21x. Photographers working with Nikon's high-resolution image sensors and fast-shooting DSLRs will be ready for anything.

Sharp, steady, fast: improved Vibration Reduction (VR)

Keep pace with the action without compromising sharpness. Nikon's VR minimises the effects of camera shake, letting you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than without VR. Designed to reduce the blur caused by camera movement, VR now activates the instant you press the shutter halfway, and operation is quiet. SPORT VR mode delivers a more stable viewfinder image when shooting exceptionally fast action, or subjects that move erratically. It also allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are achievable when VR is turned off. This lens even recognises when a tripod is being used, and adjusts accordingly in both Normal and SPORT VR modes.

Lens-to-camera precision: superior AF tracking and exposure control

Built to partner with Nikon’s fast, professional DSLRs, this lens responds swiftly and precisely to autofocus changes. Now you can reliably track fast-moving subjects—even when they’re moving erratically, at random speeds, or approaching the camera quickly. And improved AF tracking isn’t the only advance. During high-speed continuous shooting, the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in sync with the camera shutter for fast automatic exposure control and consistency between shots. The diaphragm blade unit with drive mechanism is incorporated in the lens barrel, enabling smooth and consistent operation even during high-speed bursts. And Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance with seamless manual override.

Exceptional integrity: optical precision to the edge of the frame

This lens offers outstanding clarity and contrast throughout the frame. Compared to its predecessor, edge-to-edge performance is improved, and light fall off has been reduced. The new optical design effectively counters colour fringing and chromatic aberration, and controls distortion throughout the zoom range. It includes six ED glass elements, a fluorite lens element, and a High Refractive Index (HRI) element. And Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity. Thanks to the use of fluorite glass, the lightweight build of the lens comes at no cost to image quality.

Perfectly balanced: enhanced operability

When you’re working down to the wire, the details can make all the difference. Configurable buttons on the barrel, a feature inherited from NIKKOR professional telephoto lenses, make it easier to change functions with your thumb while stabilising the lens. Zoom and focus ring positions are reversed compared to the lens’ predecessor for more balanced handling: with the zoom ring now towards the front of the barrel, directly below your hand, it’s easier to maintain a steady posture when zooming. The knurled rubber covering over the zoom ring also helps you achieve a firm grip, and zoom more easily while shooting blind.

Ready for the field: lightweight, durable, reliable.

Designed to withstand the rigours of professional use, every movable part of the lens barrel is extensively sealed to protect from dust and water droplets. And thanks to a new magnesium alloy lens barrel, and HRI and fluorite elements, this renowned lens has never been so light. The lens also boasts Nikon’s fluorine coating, which actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. The coating has been applied to the protective glass on the front and rear elements of the lens, where it also makes it easier to clean the glass without damaging the surface. Ball bearings in the tripod collar ring ensure smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.

A-M

A-M stands for Auto-Manual Mode. Thanks to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is realized in the same way as users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.

Fluorite Lens Element

Fluorite (FL), a lightweight mono-crystal optical material, has excellent optical properties while reducing overall lens weight to improve balance and handling, especially useful in longer focal length lenses.

Fluorine Coat

Photographers need gear that can withstand the elements. Nikon’s fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt, ensuring easy removal even when they adhere to the lens surface. Nikon’s fluorine coat endures a high frequency of lens surface wiping and its anti-reflective effect also contributes to the capture of clear images.

HRI

HRI stands for High Refractive Index Lens. With a refractive index of more than 2.0, one HRI lens can offer effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. Therefore, HRI lenses achieve great optical performance in an even more compact body.

IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

M/A

Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.

Nano Crystal Coat

An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat uses ultrafine, nano-sized* crystal particles to eliminate reflections inside the lens throughout the spectrum of visible light waves (380 to 780 nm) in ways that far exceed the limits of conventional antireflection coating systems. Nano Crystal Coat not only solves ghost effects caused by red light, which was incredibly difficult for previous systems. It also effectively reduces ghost and flare effects caused by light entering the lens diagonally. The result: clearer images.

Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.

Super Integrated Coating

Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

Vibration Reduction

A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

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Photography BLOG

The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is Nikon's newest professional telephoto lens for full-frame DSLR users, offering better image quality, improved build, faster focusing, and a more versatile vibration reduction system.

Photodo

Lighter, better, more expensive than its predecessor, this new Nikon lens is pitched at being outstanding in its class. We look and see how it handles and performs using the Nikon D810 body and whether it reaches new heights in terms of image quality and can justify its price tag.

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Wex Photo Video

Using it for landscape and interior detail shots of churches as well as portraits and some wildlife - though for the latter will need a longer focal length lens eventually. Beautifully made and superb sharpness and VR.

WEX

Using it for landscape and interior detail shots of churches as well as portraits and some wildlife - though for the latter will need a longer focal length lens eventually. Beautifully made and superb sharpness and VR.

Wilkinson Cameras

Ia m so glad I ignored all the cheaper alternatives and stuck with the Nikon brand as this lens is so fast and sharp. Focuses instantly and is even amazing in low light. I took all the review images handheld which lets you see how good the VR is.

Clifton Cameras
Wex Photo Video

Took this lens out to a mixed martial arts event and was very impressed with it. im not a pro by any means but super happy with it

WEX

Took this lens out to a mixed martial arts event and was very impressed with it. im not a pro by any means but super happy with it

Wilkinson Cameras

A fantastic Pro lens that I just had to get after saving for a few months, I love it would reccomend anyone who can afford it to get it. The speed it focuses is lightening fast and you get those pro results that you needs to get that killer photo. @Behindedslens Photography

Clifton Cameras
Wex Photo Video

Have spent 3 days and several thousand actuations with both D5 and D500..Even taking in two football matches with older model lens and comparing the results...Difficult to see picture Quality improvements( I'm 77) but Boy the balance and steadiness when lying lens across hand whilst moving focus...

WEX

Have spent 3 days and several thousand actuations with both D5 and D500..Even taking in two football matches with older model lens and comparing the results...Difficult to see picture Quality improvements( I'm 77) but Boy the balance and steadiness when lying lens across hand whilst moving focus...

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