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An update to a legend. Ultra-fast telephoto prime lens with VR II.

Trusted by countless professionals, the ultra-fast AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II prime lens has captured exceptional moments in sports, music, theater and studio portraiture. Incorporating the superior optical design and features of its predecessor plus Nikon’s second generation Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stablization system with tripod detection mode, Nano Crystal Coat (N) for minimal ghosting and lens flare and much more, the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II is the lens of choice for serious photographers who want to produce razor-sharp images under the most demanding conditions.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
Nano Crystal Coat
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
A/M
M/A
IF Lens

Stunning moments await

Ultra-fast f/2 telephoto prime lens

The upgraded AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II produces razor-sharp images under the most demanding conditions including indoor sports, concerts, theater, wildlife, portraiture and more. Its ultra-fast f/2 maximum aperture renders shallow depth-of-field with beautiful background blur (bokeh) and is ideal for photographers seeking to freeze movement with fast shutter speeds in low lighting conditions.

Performance in any condition

Built for endurance and high performance

The AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II produces action-freezing, razor-sharp images, even in the most demanding conditions. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 3.0 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Nano Crystal Coat (N) reduces ghosting and internal lens flare across a wide range of wavelengths for greater image clarity. Enhanced dust and moisture-resistance, magnesium die-cast barrel construction and a protective meniscus front lens ensure a lifetime of consistent performance for even the most demanding shooters.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera.
Vibration Reduction
Vibration Reduction
A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
A/M
A/M
A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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The best This lens is very heavy, very expensive . . .and worth every cent. This is the best indoor sports lens on the planet . . . period. Nothing I can write can do this lens justice. Unless you are planning on owning this lens, I would not recommend ever using it. Once you use it, you will never be happy with anything else. Prior to using and purchasing this lens I used the 70-200VRII for 95% of my indoor sports shots. I haven't used that lens in over a year. . . not even once. June 15, 2011
I am very pleased with this lenses it improved me I feel so sorry for the time I lost with other lenses now I have the power and the qulity in my hand. April 15, 2011
Versatile and Amazing images I do a substancial amount of inside sports photography where focal length is secondary to aperture and speed. This lens is by far the nicest piece of glass I have ever worked with...period. The files produced are amazing to work with and the speed, color and sharpness for high speed indoor action are unmatched! A hefty investment but worth every penny! April 14, 2011
Incredible detail Although I have heard a lot of praise for this lens nothing can prepare one for the clarity that comes through the first time you see images on the monitor or light box. It simple is a legend in its time. March 23, 2011
Best glass there is This lens is probably one of the finest glass you'll find at any price. The quality and optics are superb with a smashing bokeh. One of the best investments I've ever made. November 14, 2010
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May I use teleconverter with this lens?

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I've seen a AF-S Teleconverter Compatibility but the list is old and must be updated, because there are many new lens lauched lately.
Could you send us an updated AF-S Teleconverter Compability?
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Works with all AF-S teleconverters.
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Yes, tc's can be used.
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is the Nikkor 200mm f/2G VR II worth the money

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I presently own the D7000 base and use a Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR II. I take a lot of under the lights action photos (soccer) and cant get enough light in the camera without increasing the ISO to a ridiculous number creating too much grain. Will upgrading to this lens give me the light that i need to get clear night action shots?
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i would definitely invest in a body more appropriate to what you're shooting. at 16.2mp on a DX sensor, your pixels are so small that you're going to be dealing with higher levels of noise. also you're image is cropped and you're not getting the full realization of this lens, rather only using the data in the middle of it since it is an FX lens, upside is you're getting effectively a 300mm zoom out of a 300mm lens.

I would go D3 or D3s used and take advantage of the much higher ISO you can achieve with the larger pixels on a larger sensor. upgrading to this lens will give you a little more leeway light wise, but shooting at f2 isn't always advisable because the DOF is extremely thin, and if the action gets close to you, certain elements of it may be out of focus. We dont even shoot candids at f2.8 from less than 50 ffet away because we demand razor sharp images. our min is 3.2 for anything between 25 to 50ft distance. under 25ft it is 3.5-4.

For action objects more than 75feet away I shoot this lens at f2 on my D3 and it is superb, but so would be the 70-200f2.8. To me I prefer not to drop down to f2 and risk it with close action but a lot of people do.

this lens really shines for me when it comes to swimsuit modeling on the beach where both me and the model are at a fixed distance and i can drop it to f2 and melt the background away. I have always thought of this as the world's top portrait lens, NOT a sports lens, but thats NOT to say most people don't use it for sports. just my opinion.
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I would rent one for a week, it will cost @$250 butvonly you can judge if it is the right lens.
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It has a 52mm drop in filter in the lens mount end.
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It is fully compatible with the D300s.
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