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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
9.9 out of 10

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

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REVIEW: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

photodo
16 May 2011
  • Excerpt: ePz expert Gary Wolstenholme tests Nikon's latest telezoom, the 70-200mm f/2.8 The latest Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 costs £1999 but sports many useful features including Vibration Reduction, Nano Crystal coating and internal focusing.
  • Pros: Resolution, Low distortion and flare, Fast aperture, Handling throughout
  • Cons: Price, It's heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

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

PC Magazine
10 December 2010
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II is the go-to lens for many an event photographer, and it's a good one.
  • Pros: Sharp throughout zoom range. Doesn't extend when zooming. Focus limiter switch. In-lens vibration reduction. Includes tripod collar.
  • Cons: Some pincushion distortion. Close focus limited to 4.6 feet.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
1 December 2010
  • Summary: Nikon's 'Mark II' 70-200mm telezoom fixes the problems suffered by the previous version on full frame bodies, while updating to the latest and greatest VR system. It's an equally accomplished performer on both DX and FX that will satisfy the most demanding of photographers.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality on both DX and FX formats, especially at 200mm, Superb build quality with dust and moisture sealing, Excellent optical image stabilization, Excellent autofocus with manual override
  • Cons: Pronounced focus 'breathing', i.e. widening of the angle of view on focusing closer, Reduced maximum magnification compared to previous version, Somewhat susceptible to flare with direct light sources in or close to the frame, Poorly-designed lens hood - too shallow, and with curved ends, Slightl...
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Overall 10
9.7
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 10
10
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
10

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

What Digital Camera
1 October 2010
  • Summary: Thanks to a recent price-drop Nikon's new lens can almost be considered a bargain at the moment, albeit an expensive bargain. Though there is very little to dislike, if I were buying this lens I would get the tripod-mounting pillar modified to improve the way that the zoom sits in my hand.
  • Pros: Consistent high resolution
  • Cons: Fiddly M/AF switch
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Lens Test: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Pop Photo
18 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Nikon has produced more than half a dozen high-speed, tele zooms since the early 1980s. The first with Vibration Reduction— the full-frame 70–200mm f/2.8 VR of 2003—was an instant classic, lauded for its high-speed autofocus, VR, and attractive styling.
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Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens; A Fast, Constant Aperture Zoom With Vibration Reduction

Shutterbug
1 August 2001
  • Excerpt: Nikon’s entry into past universal 80-200mm f/2.8 lenses started back in 1978 with a manual focus, push-pull lens checking in at 4 lbs. Ten years later the autofocus model arrived sporting ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass; ’92 marked the “D” package.
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Overall 10
10

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II

digicambuyer.co.uk
21 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR II delivers excellent build, handling and image quality, but at a price. Think of it as a professional investment!
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 7
7.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10

Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II (FX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
28 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S 70-200 VR II is a very good zoom lens that delivers excellent sharpness wide open already, at least in the image center. Vignetting is very well controlled and CAs as well as distortion are typical for a lens in this class.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 7
7.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 10
10

Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
22 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Nikon AF-S 70-200 VR II is a very good zoom lens that delivers excellent sharpness wide open already, at least in the image center. Vignetting and distortion are no issues on DX cameras. CAs are very low at 70mm and moderate at longer focal lengths.
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AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II

LensTip.com
16 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2010-06-21 on Optyczne.pl Not so long ago it seemed that Nikon didn’t have to change anything in its offer of 70-200 mm class journalistic lenses. The company offered its customers two models: the AF 80–200mm f/2.8D ED, which was characterized by good price/quality ratio but lacked...
  • Cons: edge of full frame is a bit too soft at the maximum relative aperture.
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