BREATHTAKING IMAGES THAT TRULY STAND OUT
Capture phenomenal stills and videos in stunning high-resolution with the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. A single fluorite lens element renders excellent imagery with superb chromatic aberration correction performance, while a High-Refractive Index (HRI) lens element effectively corrects curvature of field and spherical aberration for exceptional clarity. Six Extra-low Dispersion glass elements ensure outstanding contrast and colour rendering. The Nano Crystal Coat also works to minimize ghosting and flare effects for unsurpassed image quality.ENGINEERED FOR STABILITY
Designed for movement, the Vibration Reduction (VR) system of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR delivers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops*2 faster in NORMAL mode for steadier shots during handheld shooting. Its Vibration Reduction (VR) ‘SPORT’ mode also provides a stable viewfinder image even when tracking randomly moving subjects during high-speed continuous shooting, which is especially effective when shooting sporting events.FOR EVERY FRAME THAT MATTERS
Never miss a moment with the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. An improved autofocus (AF) tracking performance, along with the incorporation of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, enables you to achieve effective subject tracking and greater auto exposure control with ease, even during high-speed continuous shooting.MAJESTIC AT ANY DISTANCE
With a minimum focusing distance of 1.1m, this remarkable lens brings you nearer to your subjects with absolute focus and precision. However, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR isn’t just about getting closer. With a focal length of up to 200mm and maximum reproduction ratio of 0.21x, capturing magnificent close-up shots of the smallest of subjects comes easy – even from afar.RELIABILITY ON THE GO
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR offers unmatched agility that you can always rely on. It weighs approximately 110g lighter than the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, thanks to magnesium-alloy parts and the incorporation of one fluorite and one HRI lens elements. Sealed movable parts provide anti-dust and water-drop resistant capabilities, while fluorite coating effectively repels dust, water droplets, greases or dirt, ensuring easy maintenance and reinforced durability wherever your adventures may take you.
IMPROVED VIBRATION REDUCTION (VR) FUNCTION THAT INCORPORATES SPORT MODE
SPORT mode, employed as an option of the VR function, is especially effective when shooting sports in which subjects are radically moving. A stable viewfinder image can be provided even when tracking randomly moving subjects during high-speed continuous shooting handheld. When SPORT mode is activated, continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag are not affected. Compared to the current AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, VR performance immediately after the power-on has been greatly improved with the VR function activated by half-pressing of the shutter-release button right after the power is turned on, instantly enabling a stable viewfinder image and fine resulting images with maximized blur-reduction effect. Also, in NORMAL mode, the VR system provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster.
* Based on CIPA Standard; this value is achieved when attached to digital SLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
IMPROVED AF DRIVE AND AF TRACKING PERFORMANCE, AND STABLE AE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC DIAPHRAGM
With the employment of a newly developed algorithm, barrel vibration transmitted to the hands and sound caused when the AF drive starts/stops are remarkably reduced and suppressed. Also, AF tracking performance for continuous shooting of subjects with unpredictable movement, such as those slightly moving, moving at random speeds or approaching the camera at high speed, is improved. In addition, for enhanced AE control, an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is adopted to attain more precise auto-exposure control even during high-speed continuous shooting.
SHORTENED MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE AND INCREASED MAXIMUM REPRODUCTION RATIO
The minimum focus distance is shortened from the 1.4 m of the current AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II to 1.1 m. Also, the maximum reproduction ratio is increased from the current 0.11x to 0.21x for evolved performance. As a result, you can get much closer to subjects for focusing, enabling photographic expression similar to close-up shooting.
SMOOTH OPERABILITY HAS BEEN REALIZED WITH THE CAREFULLY ASSESSED LENS DESIGN
FAST F/2.8 TELEPHOTO ZOOM WITH REDUCED WEIGHT ENABLES HIGHLY AGILE SHOOTING IN DIVERSE SITUATIONS
The zoom ring, that is more frequently used than the focus ring, has been relocated to the front side, ensuring well-balanced, comfortable holding during shooting. A difference in level provided on the knurled rubber covering the zoom ring also contributes to stable holding and zooming. Four focus function buttons, newly employed for this lens, are positioned at the top, bottom, left and right at 90° intervals, making it possible to press any of them in diverse lens holding situations regardless of the camera orientation. Also, using the “Lens focus function buttons” menu of the D5, D4S, D810, D810A and D500, the functions activated with a press of the focus function buttons of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR can be changed, providing quick response to variable shooting situations. The highly durable tripod collar ring incorporating bearings enables quick and smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientation. For comfortable handheld shooting, the tripod collar can be detached to reduce weight.
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, an FX-format compatible, telephoto zoom lens with a fixed maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, realizes a lightweight body for a large-aperture lens featuring professional specifications. The employment of one fluorite and one HRI lens elements as well as magnesium-alloy parts makes the lens lighter than the current AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II by approx. 110 g. This lighter weight can assist photographers by reducing their fatigue, allowing them to maintain their concentration even in tense situations on location at professional shoots. The fluorite lens element featuring a light specific gravity employed for the front side of the lens causes the lens’ center of gravity to shift to the camera side, achieving stable, well-balanced holding. The HRI lens element is another factor in attaining both the lightweight body and high optical performance. In addition, the rugged, durable and precisely crafted magnesium alloy employed for the lens barrel components also greatly contributes to a considerable weight reduction from the current model.