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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
Superb lens! A superb lens. I use it for wildlife, kids sports, and non-posed candid people shots and they don't know I am photographing them. Friends refer to my lens as the "bazooka" -- its big and heavy but that's because of Nikon quality and glass. Great investment. You will not be disappointed. July 30, 2010
What a lens!! I am an advanced amateur and I am using this lens on a Nikon D200. The lens is big and heavy; on the camera it feels quite balanced in your hands, even if I highly suggest to use a tripod or a monopod to get the best possible results. This piece of glass is really nice, and every time I use it the results are stunning. Perfectly sharp images, easy control of the depth of field and beautiful bokeh make this lens a winner for portrait photography too, even if sports and action photography are probably the best use you can do with it. Never had the chance to use it on a full frame camera, but as far as DX goes it gives you perfect results with no vignetting at all. Highly recommended!! July 30, 2010
70mm-200mm FX LENS SHARP This lens I bought as a set - 14mm-24mm FX; 24mm-70mm FX for my new D700. The lens has performed better than I expected. The optics, silent AF has performed flawlessly. I use this LENS at Yankees Stadium and the pictures are sharp clear in 70 or in 200mm. I like the Full Screen support with the D700. After me thinking my D200 and the 18mm-200MM set up was awesome, upgrading to the D700 and this lens - proved to be much better than I ever expected. July 30, 2010
I love this lens I love this lens. I shoot with the Nikon D300s. I also own the 24 - 70 f2.8 and I love the 70 - 200 so much I bought another D300s just so that I do not need take it off the camera. The 24 - 70 never leaves the other D300s either. I always carry both cameras with me. I am even considering a third camera just for wide angle lenses. It is sharp and responsive even in low light. I do not want to remove it from the camera. It would be like removing a limb. If something goes wrong with the shot it is my fault, not the lens. It is excellent in stadiums for Football and Rugby matches which I love to shoot. July 30, 2010
Most versatile lens I own When I am shooting fashion, concerts, sports, portraits -- anything that doesn't involve landscapes or architecture -- this lens is on my D3x or D3s at least 80 percent of the time. I find myself using it for these subjects even more than my 85mm f/1.4 AF-D. It's great for basketball, even under the basket, and for football, soccer, or baseball, it works perfectly with my Nikon 1.4x and 1.7x teleconverters. For fashion, portraits, and concerts, I use it at f/4 or f/2.8 and get wonderful image quality, bokeh, and selective focus. The VR lets me shoot concerts at 1/200th second at f/4 on the D3s at ISO 6400 with great results. I prefer this lens over the newer version, even for full frame cameras, because it has greater magnification at close focusing distances. Any vignetting or corner "softness" does not affect the kind of pictures I take -- which don't include landscapes or brick walls. They'll have to pry this lens out of my cold, dead hands. July 30, 2010
Fabulous lens I use this lens for sports photography and it is wonderful. Most schools won't let me use flash but I get great stop-action and good depth of field with this lens coupled with my D700. The variability from 70-200 will pick up most every desired shot. I like to use it for portraits also as it give me a lot of choices without having to move my tripod. July 26, 2010
Wonderful lens This is a wonderful lens. 2-in-1 — creamy bokeh and sharp images) Fast and quiet focusing, great design, VR really helps when low light shooting. If you need a telezoom — buy this lens. You won't regret. One thing I have to say — my lens after two years became a little squeaky (like if metal parts rub againts each other) when focusing from MFD to infinity. Nikon, please open an Official Service Center in Ukraine, Because there are a lot of Nikon users in Ukraine, which don't have acces to autorized service/maintenance. July 24, 2010
Sharp when it doesn't back focus Pro caliber lens. Built like a tank. Fine optics. Much better lens collar mount than my 300 f/4 Nikkor, but the 300 f/4 is sharper than this lens - and is a great lens by the way... On my D7000 it back focuses between 70-110mm unfortunately - really don't want to dial in any auto fine tune as that will just mess up the long end of the lens. On my D200 it does not seem to back focus as much. Overall this is a very good lens and would recommend. October 23, 2013
Tight lense, loose mount Purchased for trip last year and absolutely love it's performance. One annoying issue though...the lens mount is loose on my d300. Can't get a tight fit. I don't think it impacts the optics, because it only rotates, but i'm always aware of it. August 2, 2010
Great features and performance I use this lens for some scenery, but most of the time for wildlife when I don't need 500mm. I do use the lens a lot of the time with a 1.7 teleconverter. It's very good for eagles and bears ,etc that are close. July 30, 2010
Great telephoto Very sharp, versatile. Required Nikon service x2 for VR failures. July 30, 2010
Nikon cheated us with FX designation On the virtues of this lens on a DX body, I can't speak highly enough about it. Lightning focus on the D2x fast enough for near-field lacrosse and VR that salvages wedding ceremony shots. BUT I'll have to spend a lot to upgrade it To a VRII when I buy a D3s because the engineers cheaped-out and cut corners so that it vignettes on an FX body. That's the last thing I expected from Nikon after a relationship that started with buying the F2 when it was the shiny flagship - after falling in love with the Nikkormat of the yearbook and school paper staff. I feel so abused... Enjoy this lens if you never ever think that you'll buy FX - but soon you won't be able to buy DX, so put your dollars into one that isn't end-of-life like this one is! July 30, 2010
Wonderful Lens... BUT I shoot lifestyle/fashion at f2.8 with this lens and since switching to FX, I am really disappointed with the corner falloff. I'd upgrade to the VRII, but from the reviews I've read, it seems like the drawbacks I find are present in that lens too. The falloff vanishes at f 5.6, but now I have to isolate my subject against a non-busy background. Anyway, it's super quick AF, tack sharp, and I can minimize the falloff in post. The rumors of handheld shots at less than 125 are just that. If my subject's moving and I'm not on a monopod, 500/sec. nails it. Which is brilliant. But, give me 1000/sec. and I'm happy, which is fortunately easy to get with the new bodies. July 30, 2010
Used almost every shoot Wonderful lens very well built. Recommend stopping down to F4.5 for tack sharp - my only criticism. I use it on almost every shoot along with 17-55 (Photojournalism). Those 2 lenses give me 90% of what I need. July 30, 2010
Wonderful lens - some issues Even though I highly recommend this lens I have had issues with the connection onto my Nikon D2Xs camera body. I have had it serviced twice and still need to keep pressure on the lens/camera to have the best contact. If I don't, my f-stop will register O and a blank image appears on the screen. If I hold the lens tight on the camera it seems to work fine. Nice lens though... July 30, 2010
Features do not work properly ????? Slow and imprecise focus. Zoom ring grips. Not satisfied with my lens !!!!! My camera: Nikon D2X April 15, 2011
Very expensive, very soft lens Heard and read nothing but great things about this lens. It was my first Nikkor lens, my first pro level lens. This lens is soft at all focal lengths and at all apertures on my D300 as it is on my D100. I have sent it to Nikon in California twice to have it checked out. On both occasions I was told the lens is within specs when it was returned. I have let others use it on their D200 and D300's, and they agree, something is wrong with it. I have since purchased a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G and a 300mm f/4 AF-S, both of which are superb. My copy of the 70-200mm f/2.8G VRI is essentially a $1600 paper weight. April 14, 2011
This lens has been nothing but problematic The Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED is a workhorse … when it works. Unfortunately for me, I bought a lemon. Since shortly after purchase the VR assembly failed. It has since been to the shop three times, none of the visits has solved the problem. From what I understand it now falls under CA Lemon Law protection. For this reason I cannot recommend this lens. If you are looking to buy the 70-200, go with the VRII. April 14, 2011
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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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