Review Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4

Covering a versatile range of telephoto focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon is a nimble solution for photographing a range of subjects, from portraits to sports. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains a consistent exposure throughout the zoom range and also helps to realize a more compact and lightweight alternative to an f/2.8 zoom. The optical design employs a trio of extra-low dispersion glass elements to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations and both a Nano Crystal Coat and Super Integrated Coating help to suppress flare and ghosting. In addition to the optical advancements, this lens is also distinguished by its VR image stabilization system, which compensates for up to four stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Also, a Silent Wave Motor is used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

Telephoto zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it will provide a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also contributes to the relatively lightweight design and compact form factor.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 4 stops to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters.
UPC: 018208022021

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4 Latest Price



Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 12° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.27x
Optical Design20 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating (Optional)
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.07 x 7.03" / 78 x 178.5 mm
Weight1.87 lb / 850 g

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Lens Technical

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VRPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Name Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VRPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201220192019
Mount Type Nikon F FXLeica LCanon RF
Lens Type Lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens SupertelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1399$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 702424
Global 30.5629
Effective Mega Pixel 29.5869
Distorsion 0.395679
Vignetting -1.08938
Tstop 4.38148
Ac 7.23999
Vignetting Ranking 8006
Tstop Ranking 8150
Ac Ranking 4639
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Oct. 2012Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand NikonPanasonicCanon


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