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Exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed auto focusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation.

VR on/off mode available.

5 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements reduce chromatic aberrations providing superior optical performance even at maximum aperture.

Internal Focusing (IF) design for smoother focusing and great body balance.

No power consumption during manual focus operation.

Focuses as close as 4.9ft (AF) 4.6ft (MF).

Detachable tripod mounting collar provided.

New G-design enables apertures to be selected from select Nikon AF SLR camera bodies.

Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 3 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.

New cosmetic design.

Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II (III) Teleconverters.

M/A mode enable instant switching from auto focus to manual with virtually no lag time even during AF servo operation.

9 blade rounded diaphragm for natural blur.

High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superior color reproduction and minimizes ghost and flare.

Filter attachment does not rotate with focusing.

New G-design incorporates distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes.

AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED 4.8 5 82 83
A "Superb Lens In All Respects" I have used Nikon products since the early 70's. I have now owned this lens for approximately one year, mounted on my D3s, I don't believe this combination can be beaten in this field! Worth every penny. A Typical Nikon product November 21, 2011
Best lens for stage performance This lens works great for me when shooting on-stage performance with limited lighting, and it works best when mated with D700 body. On D300, the auto focus was not very accurate. Besides D300 was way behind D700 in dynamic range and high ISO noise. Of course, with D3s it should be even better if one can afford. October 24, 2011
Great Lens This lens is awesome it is very light and versatile and a very great lens all around. June 30, 2011
Reputed to be Nikon's best lens Or so I've read, but the competition is stiff to be sure. I bought this lens used five years ago and it has become my main walk around lens, even for birding, without tc. Although it's a heavy lens it is great for travelling light, w/o tripod, when it gets too heavy around my neck I just throw the barrel of the lens on my shoulder or carry the cam in my right hand by the body, wrist strap would be good though I don't use one. I shoot it mostly at f4 but can use it successfully wide open if you're careful. This lens is a big part of why I prefer Nikon. May 10, 2011
Top preformance in this range Pin sharp optics , fast focus and good bokeh. Very versitile if used with Nicon 2 X converter , which delivers sharp results with good focus. May 9, 2011
Good for almost any wild life and birding Provides incredible sharpness, fast focus, and stopping power even at wide open aperture. Sometimes causes a sharpness problem when I try to use a circular polarizer to get better color saturation or reduce glare. Works well in conjunction with the 1.7X teleconverter. April 27, 2011
the workhorse I am a sports photographer and I have used 70-200mm VR2, 300mmVR and the sigma 150-400mm 2.8 and I feel that they were a bit slower than the 300mm VR. April 21, 2011
A perfect lens I enjoy this lens and try to use it every time I can, sharpness and exposure consistensy in the whole range from 70 to 200 zoom, shalow background on 2.8 lens aperture, besides the fast and silence focus. Sharp images in low light conditions make it worth every penny. April 20, 2011
Great Lens This lens is great in all category's. Very Fast Focus. Vibration Reduction (VR) up to 3 stops. Fantastic in low light. I shoot a lot in low light and hand held, this lens has not failed me yet. Sealed very well It is a little heavy but all f/2.8's are heavy. Sometimes there is a little purple fringe. The lens hood is plastic and falls off easily. This lens stays on my camera almost all the time. April 17, 2011
This is the lense of diversity. This is the lense, if you have not chosen what you love to shoot. This lense will be there for you, when you are ready. If you choose to shoot fashion, portraits, sports, nesting eagle or a lovely red rose, this is the one. The VR & manual override focusing allows for maxium sharpness and fluid body movement for tracking moving subjects. The lense looks professional and has a well balance feel. April 15, 2011
This is one of the best lens Nikon has put out. Worth the money. Great results. April 15, 2011
My Favorite Lens Great low light performance, sharp images, zippy autofocus. Heavy, but in a good way - balances nicely with camera body. Great low aperture bokeh. I use for weekend sports (allows me to capture cross-field action) or candid images (can fill the frame with my subject without being really up-close and obvious). Hands-down, my favorite lens. April 15, 2011
FANTASTIC for SPORTS and STAGE! I use this lens primarily to shoot sports (rugby, soccer) in winter daylight on open fields. I have found the 1.7 TC to be a very worthwhile addition to get really close to the action. Plenty of light at wide open to stop action and decent bokeh for the background. If using the autofocus, you do need to ensure your focus area is pinpoint and keep it on a player (or you'll get sharp spectators on the other side, and blurry players!). Recent assignment to shoot brightly lit stage production in a dark theatre. Even hand held results were spectacular! (Did not use TC) Could have used monopod for more depth of field, but narrow depth of field was a good result here. Very happy with this lens. I use it for most of my work now. April 15, 2011
Outstanding Lens I've had that lens since 2006 and have zero complains about both the performance and results. Even on a FX camera such as D700 that lens shines even in the toughest situations (low lighting, moving objects, etc.) A real winner in Nikon's staple for sure. Hopefully, VII is as good as mine: that's for others to find out - I am not giving up on mine any time soon. April 15, 2011
Great lens! The lens is very fast and sharp. I've shot tons of sports and low-light stuff with great results. I had a problem with the lens acting strange when shooting and returned the lens twice for service. No problems were found and the lens was returned promptly. Later my pro photo friend told me that using the VR while shooting sports will sometimes create strange behavior. I have turned off the VR since and have not had any additional issues with the lens. April 15, 2011
Super fast and super sharp I used this lens to take pictures of a skicross race in Swden. I was suprised how fast the focus kept up with the riders that jumped past me. An exellent lens for taking sports pictures. It is also an exellent lens for nature pictures. April 15, 2011
Excellent midrange telephoto I have only had this lens for a few weeks, and have used it primarily for landscapes with my D700. I am very impressed with the crispness of the images at all focal lengths. The ability to handhold at slow shutter speeds and still maintain sharpness is impressive The bokeh effect is also very nice. Haven't yet used for wildlife. April 15, 2011
in my opinion the best most awesome all around lens, use almost exclusively April 14, 2011
Produce works great with the type of photos I do. The day I purchased this lens I got a call to shoot a rowing practice from a chase boat. With out even having a chance to read the owners info I was out on the water shooting. Out of 100 shots in one race all but 12 were usable, I wasn't even sure I had the VR set correctly. What a great lens. My only regret is the weight of the lens coupled with my Nikon 300s. April 14, 2011
Great lens! This lens is fabulous! Not the cheapest, just the best! The VR system works really well. I shoot weddings, and I have not had to use a tripod. With a D7000 at 1600 ISO, I can shoot at 1/125 and get crisp images hand held. This lens-camera combo is super low noise. April 14, 2011
Wonderful lens for action shots I research long and hard before buying this lens. Every person, and I do mean every, recommended the AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED. I am so glad I followed their advice. I do sheep herding trials and can capture the inaction perfectly, even from a distance, as I am not allowed too close to the fence. This lens have been my main work horse. April 14, 2011
Great Lens I have owned this lens for over 8 years. Have had no problems, just great results. It is super fast and has great detail even in low light. This is my go to lens for all types of photos. If I can only take one lens into the field this is the one. I would definetly recommend this lens to anyone. April 14, 2011
Best Glass for the Money This is my work horse lenes. I shoot a lt of races, Le Mans series, AMA Super Bikes Historic Race Cars and I can get every shot I need areound the track done with this lens. Even when they are going by at 200+ MPH the focus is right there. Also the lens is great for portraits if you have room to stand back from your subject. LOVE IT. April 14, 2011
You Must Own This Lens This one or its newer replacement are manditory for any photojournalist and just about everyone else. The lens is sharp; sharp enough to publish at all apertures and focal lengths. Color rendition is wonderful. The lens is built like a tank. VR is worth its weight in gold to a PJ. For others, consider this lens as a portrait lens too. Buy one and keep it forever. April 14, 2011
Greatest Lens Ever I use this lens with D300, and it is an absolute pleasure to use. Nice creamy bokah, fast AF, great color and contrast, sharp wide open. Pricy, but i guess you get what you pay for, and you do get a lot! April 14, 2011
Go to sports lens Absolute must lens for casual sports photography. Usable range for soccer , baseball, indoor events. April 14, 2011
70-200mm f2.8G = Excellent I use this lens primarily to shoot sports, but on occasion have used this for weddings and events. Excellent optics and fast autofocus. It is quite heavy, so be prepared for the weight if you're going to lug this around for a day. Definitely worth the money spent and have been pleased with the results. April 14, 2011
Exceptional lens This lens is superb. I love it. It is super fast and super-sharp. There is no change to the F stop when changing the zoom from 70mm to 200mm. It's construction is very solid - I never leave the house without it. April 14, 2011
Excellent Lens This is an absolutely astounding lens. I have used it a lot for bird photos. Setting it up with a D300 or D700. It tracks well and the focus is quick. The end result is impressive. Great clarity and detail, excellent depth of field control, and 200mm is perfect for small animals. I have used it as a standoff macro as well. Nikon did a great job with this lens. January 28, 2011
BIG GUNS!! I love this lens! Not only is it intimidating but photo fanatics always wanna take a look at my camera when I have this baby on! "Can't Touch This!" Even in the darkest theaters I've managed to capture some amazing shots! NIKON RULES! September 21, 2010
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The D700 has a built in motor, the 70-200mm lens as well so yep should autofocus. Check out this link http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13867/kw/What%20lenses%20can%20I%20use%20on%20the%20Nikon%20d700
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What will be any negatives on using this with my D60 body. I will be upgrading body soon but can just afford the lens for now.
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I have a 77mm Hoya Pro1 Digital filter, but can't attach it to the lens. There is a rubber bumper - am I supposed to remove that?
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Filters attach to the front like any other lens, it should just screw on
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Will this lens work on the Nikon 1 V1 with the FT-1 mount adapter?

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I have a nikon D700 and D80 currently with a 70-300mm lense that came with kit. I get ok pictures with it, but was wondering if the lense listed here is worth the $. Will this improve the ability to get amazing photos vs. the one I currently have? Help!
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Yes it is worth the money and used correctly will give you better images than the 70-300. You can also use Nikon's teleconverters with this lens.
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Will this lens auto focus with my d5100?

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Yes, the AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens is fully compatible with Nikon D40.
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Hi! I have a D5000 and would like to invest in a lens that will take great detailed and sharp photos of both indoor and outdoor school sports competition. I am not a super user, and am hoping that I can get a lens that work easily with my D5000 without too much manual adjustment. Can I just put this lens on my D5000 and will it automatically autofocus so that I can capture each of the players movements crisply and in high quality without the usual blurring of a f3.5 used indoor. I am hoping that the f2.8 will solve this problem. Also, is this lens compatible with other higher end Nikon cameras so that I can use this lens when I upgrade? Which next-step level camera would you recommend. Thanks!
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AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED is compatible with the D5000. It will autofocus with this camera because the lens is equipted with an autofocus motor. With the D5000, it has the ability to capture crisp sharp images of the sport events that are being taken. Below is a link on shooting in sports mode:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g588oux3/capturing-the-essence-of-an-athlete-in-photographs.html
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