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

Announced Jul 30, 2009 •
Telephoto zoom lens | Nikon F (FX)
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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.

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Gold Award
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Good for

Professional shooters and advanced amateurs demanding the finest optical performance available in a telephoto zoom

Not so good for

Anyone who values portability and convenience over all-out image quality

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Review of Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor
By: SLR Gear

There's little doubt that the lens represents some of the best optical engineering to date, and that the purchase of the lens represents an investment that's not likely to lose its value. For Nikon shooters, the 70-200mm lens has been the de facto pro lens, and Nikon has come through with excellent improvements. Whether they're worth the price premium is going to depend solely on the intended...

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