Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR Lens Announced, Priced $2,799.95, Available for Pre-order


Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens. This is the Nikon’s latest fast telephoto zoom, featuring four stops of shake reduction, a Silent Wave Motor, and assignable buttons on the lens barrel, one Fluorine and one HRI elements as well as Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. It costs US price $2,799.95 and will start shipping in November.


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Primary features:

  • Adoption of fluorite and High Refractive Index (HRI) lens elements, as well as a magnesium-alloy parts ensure superior agility with a lighter weight compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • Thorough adoption of anti-dust and waterdrop-resistant structure with which all moving parts of the lens barrel are sealed against dust and water droplets
  • Nikon’s exclusive fluorine coat has been applied to the external surface of the front lens element
    This highly durable fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, and has superior anti-reflection characteristics that contribute to the capture of clear images
  • Consistently superior resolution, all the way to the edges of the frame, throughout the entire zoom range
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted for its superior anti-reflection effects and effective reduction of ghost and flare for sharp, clear images
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) function optimized for sports photography with built-in SPORT mode, which is also effective with movie recording
    This enables comfortable high-speed continuous shooting with no drop in frame rate or increase in release time lag
  • VR performance immediately after the camera is turned on has been greatly increased compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • In NORMAL mode, the VR function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster with measurement in accordance with CIPA standards
    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
  • AF tracking performance for subjects with unpredictable movement, including those whose speed of movement changes and those that move quickly toward the camera, has been increased
  • Adoption of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting
  • Compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, minimum focus distance throughout the entire zoom range is reduced from 1.4 m to 1.1 m, and maximum reproduction ratio increased from 0.11x to 0.21x
  • Positioning of the zoom ring near the front of the lens and the focus ring closer to the mount ensures a better grip when shooting
  • Four focus function buttons that enable quick and certain focusing are positioned so that they are readily accessible regardless of shooting orientation (horizontal or vertical)
  • Extremely durable bearings adopted for the tripod collar ring, enabling quick and smooth switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientation


See also Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL VR ED lens sample images

Detailed Specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stabilization Yes (4 stops)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 22
Groups 18
Special elements / coatings 6 ED, 1 Fluorite, 1 HRI element + Nano Crystal & Fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 1.10 m (43.31)
Maximum magnification 0.21×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 1430 g (3.15 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.48)
Length 203 mm (7.97)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 77.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

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