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9.5 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF VR II AF-S

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Overall 8
8.0

Great because it's much lighter and less "look at me" than the 70-200 2.8 VR II.

Fruitielicious, Amazon
8 April 2013
  • Summary: I originally got this because it's about $1000 cheaper than the 70-200 2.8 VRII. It takes great photo when there's enough light out and much lighter on your arm/shoulder/dignity when you''re running around the street with this. It does take a smaller filter but that's plus since smaller filters are cheaper too. Photos are very sharp and precise with the VR 3 system (claimed 5 stops) and I can definitely feel it's more stable than the 70-200 2.8 VR II.
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Overall 8
8.0

A very nice lens

N. Paoni, Amazon
25 February 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens to use with my Nikon D4 for portraits and for wildlife photos. I am very pleased with this lens. It is light, focuses fast, and has very good image quality and color rendition. It also produces a very pleasing bokeh. A couple of things keep me from giving this lens 5 stars: the focus and zoom controls take up a large part of the barrel so it is sometimes possible to inadvertently move them when trying to take a shot; it does have a somewhat...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens

J. Mallery, Amazon
9 January 2013
  • Summary: This lens is really sharp, even wide open. It is quite light weight (compared with f2.8 version) and much more compact. The VR is very effective. Recommended.
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Overall 8
8.0

Able Competition for Canon 70-200 f/4 IS

John Davis, Amazon
1 January 2013
  • Summary: Before recently switching to Nikon to acquire the D600, I've been a long time Canon equipment user, primarily because of their high quality f/4 "L" lens line, for which Nikon had no reasonably priced equivalents. Not so any more. The Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS lens is renowned for it's remarkable image quality, compact size and very reasonable cost, but after using the Nikon for a bit, I can earnestly say that Nikon is clearly in the game now as well.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, little to complain about

Luca Borzani, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: i won't waste time talking about the positives as those are outlined in other reviews. The auto-focus is slow on my camera body, using the focus-limiter will help greatly, but it's anyway slow. I can count the milliseconds it takes to focus, if you know what i mean. That's why i'm giving 4 stars. At f4 the vignetting is noticeable, not a big deal for me, and anyway it's already gone at f5.6.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as sharp as 85mm but incredible stabilisation

Jukeboxjohnnie, Amazon
15 June 2014
  • Summary: I was using a 85mm 1.8G on a D800 which gave tack sharp files when blown up, but only if it is on a tripod or you are lucky enough to hold it totally still. So went for one of these 70-200 f4 as the stabilisation would help me and the 2.8 is too heavy. The good side to this lens is every picture is sharp hand held, its hard to emphasise how good it is, you zoom out to telephoto and the picture shakes all over the place in the viewfinder, as soon as you squeeze the...
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Overall 8
8.0

out of this world

Mr. G. I. F. Cruls "Guy Cruls", Amazon
17 March 2014
  • Summary: I have shot in low light in museums as well as in bright sunlight. The focus speed is fast, sharpness razor sharp. Warning: you will fall in love. Cons: very heavy BUT: practice over a number of months strengthened my wrists and I got used to the great weight. If you're a woman and with thin wrists, think twice about buying this brick, but again, if you are into breaking pain barriers, by all means buy this jewel.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Nikon 70-200 VR2 purchase?

Photo answers
28 May 2013
  • Summary: I think i can honestly say i have never owned such an excellent lens. On the D300, it is razor sharp, with lightening fast auto focus. As stated above its very quiet. Image quality was excellent and did not display any discernible issues with any of my filters (ND,CPL etc). Obviously on the D300 the focal length is more like 100 to 300 on the DX camera.
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Overall 8
8.0

This is a good lens to get for secondhand and price, for pro use.

bluemike8008, Ebay
9 August 2012
  • Summary: This Nikkor lens was the first to use the VR and going from 70- to 200mm F2.8 G AF-S that replace the old 80-200mm f2.8 AF-S ED lens. The lens is lighter to hold on your hand and can remove tripod collar which is a choice you can do. I bought the lens secondhand and it has been good to use with my Nikon D300 with MB D10 batterygrip.The 70-200mm f2.8 VR can be use for anything you can do with FX or DX cameras D3 series, D300 series and D700 or D7000 cameras as well as F5,...
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Overall 8
8.0

VG - Very Good, but hardly 'perfect'.

Justice Peace "JP", Amazon
9 November 2011
  • Summary: I see one reviewer calls this lens 'perfection', I'm not so sure. I bought this lens and sold it after 8 weeks. Part of the reason was that I always had it set at 200mm and had no use for the rest of the range. I mean, I've got super fast 85 and 105mm lenses for portraits and the like. I also found that this zoom was struggling with the teleconvertors. It was okay with 1.4x but not so good with 1.7x and 2x. Bear in mind I'm always fighting poor light up here.
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