AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Telephoto zoom lens
An update to one of Nikon's most popular lenses, the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fast telephoto zoom lens that produces outstanding results for low-light, sports, wildlife, concerts, weddings, portraits and everyday shooting. A new optical formula is combined with improved AF, enhanced handling, and weather sealing, for superb image quality and performance.
Six ED glass elements, Fluorite (FL) and High Refractive (HRI) lens elements alongside Nano Crystal Coat (N) all but eliminate distortion and glare to maximise contrast and sharpness, even in difficult backlit situations. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture produces smooth, creamy background blur when working with shallow depth of field. Close focus has also been improved from 4.6 feet (1.4m) to approximately 3.6 feet (1.1m), for stunning close-up portraits.
During high-speed continuous shooting with a fast DSLR like D5 or D500, the lens' electromagnetic diaphragm syncs with the camera shutter for notably consistent exposure, even with a teleconverter. AF tracking is improved too, and Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent internal focusing (IF) with no breathing effect across the entire zoom range.
The VR image stabilisation has seen an enhancement from 3.5 stops to up to 4.0 stops, making it easier to work handheld, on a monopod or even a tripod. A specialised Sports Mode is optimised for camera pans and fast-action sports, and the Tripod Mode eliminates the subtle ground vibrations that are constantly passing through a tripod or monopod.
The AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR has four focus function buttons on the lens barrel, making it simple to engage autofocus or AF Lock. The zoom and focus rings have reversed positions for more comfortable, stable zooming. Its magnesium alloy barrel, High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element and lightweight Fluorite (Fl) element located near the front of the optical group keep the lens evenly balanced. Its tripod collar ring spins on ball bearings for smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.
All this is combined with a new weather-sealed design. Every moveable part of the lens barrel - nine parts in all - are extensively sealed for dust and water drop resistance. Additionally, the front lens element is coated with Nikon's non-stick Fluorine coat, resisting dirt, fingerprints and smudges.