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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
This is my big money lens! I am a sports photographer (youth sports thru College) This lens is sharp at all f stops, and reliable. 99.9% of my shots are at f2.8 - great for capturing individuals in action. Most times I am shooting this lens w/o a monopod (hand held) as I like to move quickly from place to place. Don't know what I would do w/o this lens. August 14, 2010
my favorite lens ,very fast autofocus ,the VR is great and with a tele convereter the lens is unbeliveable . Get one you will love it. Nikon rocks ! August 13, 2010
This is my magic lens! In my travels, I am now getting nature and, especially, wildlife shots that I could not get with other lenses. The photographs contain amazing details which are enhanced by the perfectly blurred backgrounds. This is my "go to" lens. August 10, 2010
I call it my "Magic Lens" I am still using the same 70-200 mm f2.8 VR lens I bought in October of 2004. Love this lens! It has such wonderful selective depth of field when shooting wide open, I call it my "Magic Lens". Worth every penny. August 5, 2010
Very Sharp Pictures Great lens, I use it for Portraits mostly. Tack sharp pictures. August 2, 2010
One of the best lenses I have owned. The versitility of this lens makes it one of my favorites. Time and again people comment upon the wonderful images obtained with this lens. Great in low light and fast action. Quick to focus. Never had a moments problem with this lens. August 2, 2010
Excellent Lenses This is a great lens for shooting sports and medium range lens for wildlife. July 31, 2010
Outstanding mid distance lens Excellent lens in all respects. Great bokeh, lightening fast auto focus (doesn't hunt). If you're serious about your photography, GET THIS LENS! July 31, 2010
My Favorite Lens! This is a wonderful lens. Super sharp wide open and fast focusing. It has some vignette however I don't mind it at all. There is nothing like shooting at 200mm at f2.8! July 31, 2010
Another excellent piece of glass I use this lens for everything from portraiture to travel and it always performs with excellence. It's a little heavy, yes, but with the build quality and high speed that's to be expected. July 30, 2010
Great All-Around Lens Who doesn't love this lens? It's great for sports photography, portraits, and zooming in on insects and flowers. Great f/2.8 bokeh! I have the older version, and I wouldn't trade it for any other lens. July 30, 2010
Another Great One It's in my bag in 90% cases. I use it for sport photography, fashion and portraits. In all these situations its behavior is stable and robust. Auto-focus performs fast and accurate (at least on my D700 with MB-D10). It's fantastic. if you need its zoom range - go for it. Probably there is a sense today to check its more expensive version with VR-II. But if you are on budget - go for this one. July 30, 2010
I just got the 70 to 200 and it is too heavy. I love it, fast focusing, sharp as a tack, I also just got the D700 and coupled with my 14 to 24 I feel like a pro. I look like a pro. Thank you Nikon. July 30, 2010
As good as it gets (Part 2) I pair this lens with the 24-70mm f/2.8 (see that review for Part 1) on my D300. I love them both. This lens is ideal for sports photography, since a flash is pretty much useless and often forbidden anyway in that situation. I photographed my daughter ice-skating in a not-too-well-lit rink, and have nice sharp images, with nice background bokeh. Across the zoom range this lens is sharp and mostly distortion-free. Only problem is it is so dang huge. I took my 24-70mm to Europe this spring, but left this one home and took my 55-200 VR kit lens instead (which is an awesome lens by the way -- see my review there). Bottom line in the telephoto world, you are going to pay in size/weight as well cost to get the best. Note, my understanding is that is more optimized for shooting in DX format, while the VR II version of this lens is optimized for shooting full-frame. Not that there is a huge difference, but if you own a D700/D2/D3 or plan to own one sooner or later, you may want to consider shelling out an few extra hundo for the 70-200mm VR II. July 30, 2010
Its a Nikkor Lens. Nothing else need be said!! I was amazed of the fast focus in low light and its shapness. The lens works great with the 1.7EII AF-S Teleconvertor. This gives me the extra reach when needed. July 30, 2010
Build Quality is #1 This lens has the best build quality. Sharp with a fast focus motor. Excellent image quality. My favorite lens :-) July 30, 2010
Really versatile I do a variety of photography from wildlife to portraits and this lens does a great job in all situations. July 30, 2010
For all kind of sports Six years ago the son of one of my best friend joined the junior major league hockey in Quebec for 4 years. I had a D50 with a 55-200mm and I always had hard time to freeze the subject. I when to that special store in Montreal and I was recommended by one of the salesman to go with a higher body like he one I have the D300 and at this time the 70-200mm focal 2.8. It took me only few days to get to know this other state of art and zap I did fantastic hockey shots in action. On top of that you don't need any flash inside rings because flash would not work anyway when you are in the stands. To capture birds in action it is also excellent . The sharpness is number one and the colors are so clear, I have no more words to say July 30, 2010
A Must Have I use this lens the most, for portrait, wedding, and landscape. It is a must have for serious photographers. Granted there is a II, but I am just happy with this original one. The tripod collar is so easy to put on and take off. I also love the three AF lock buttons in the front when using tracking mode. It is a thing of a beauty! July 30, 2010
One of the best lens for Action photography Use this lens for Low light Auditorium Dance events, where flash is not allowed. Have produced some extremely sharp photos which look like photos taken in a studio. Extremely fast focusing. This is a heavy lens and has to be used with either a tripod or a mono-pod or you will start getting elbow pain if you shoot for long durations. July 30, 2010
Excellent lens for sports I use this lens in shooting sports! The 2.8 & 4 aperture is very sharp. Wonderful shallow depth of fields and the VR works well in low light for I hate to carry tripods. But remember the VR works for static subjects, not moving ones. This lens works excellent with the TC 1.4 for that extra reach making this lens on a small sensor a 400 f 4. It's the poor mans super telephoto lens for sports. This is also a great lens for shooting portraits. July 30, 2010
Great lens! I have used this lens for both sports photography and for natural lighting concerts and theater productions at which flash is not allowed. In either case the results are fabulous on my D300 body. The VR performance is outstanding, even in a bouncing boat taking photos of waterskiers.. Sharp, creamy backgrounds, amazing speed, fast focus. Did I say sharp?:This is my favorite lens by far. I use it for everything and recommend it without reservation to anyone looking for a world-class zoom for their DX camera. July 30, 2010
This LENS is the Best! This is the best and SHARPEST Nikon lens I own. It's a little heavy at first, but you get used to it real fast. Being a constant 2.8lens combined with the VR makes it a very good lens in low light. July 30, 2010
Great lens but heavy I have the slightly older VR1 model. It was the first step in replacing the top end of my Nikkor 18-200 VR. First, it's everything everybody says about it--fast focussing, sharp, tough and heavy. Everybody says they can handhold this beast, I can't, I use a monopod or tripod. I just can't focus well handholding--that's a problem with me, not the camera. Should be on everybody's dream list. Bruce July 30, 2010
Great lens Excellent quality product. Fast, accurate and silent. Gives sharp and define images. July 30, 2010
excellent lens for closeups and mid-range shots Although it's not the most compact lens and a bit hefty to lug around on trips, this lens does a great job on portraits and mid-range shots. Impeccable quality to image. It's less useful for landscape photos than other lenses but makes up for it a hundredfold in most other shooting situations. July 30, 2010
One of Nikon's best lenses I have been using this lens for the past two years with no issues. I shoot weddings and events, and it has been a go-to lens in a variety of situations. Fast-focus, great bokeh and very sharp images. You can't go wrong with this lens. July 30, 2010
Excellent I love this lens! This morning I captured the image of a male American Goldfinch on my deck feeder and it was superb. The bokeh could not have been better, and the clarity of the focus was the best. I left the VR on because the feeder at times sways in the breeze and is moved slightly by the momentum of the birds landing and departing. July 30, 2010
great for low light...action I use this lens for action, nature and wedding shots... it's fast enough for indoors (churches), outdoors (early morning and early evening) - puts my 80-300 f 4.5/5.6 to shame... (I have to upgrade to a faster 300) PHENOMENAL LENS (worth every penny) July 30, 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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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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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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