AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

October 19, 2016

The fast telephoto zoom lens in response to the advanced demands of professionals

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, a next-generation fast zoom lens compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras that offers a consistently fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its entire zoom range.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is approximately 110 g lighter than the current AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, contributing to the photographer's ability to remain focused on shooting, even for long periods of time. The lens structure provides weather-resistant performance with anti-dust and waterdrop-resistant capabilities. Furthermore, Nikon's exclusive fluorine coat applied to the extreme front surface achieves high antifouling performance and peel-resistant properties. The weather-resistant performance combined with the reduced weight makes this lens highly agile equipment that supports shooting in diverse environments.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR supports even better resolution throughout the entire zoom range than the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, which is well-known for its superior resolution, and it consistently maintains that resolution all the way to the edges of the frame. Adoption of one fluorite, one High Refractive Index (HRI) lens, and six ED glass elements provides effective compensation for a variety of aberration. This, in conjunction with ghost- and flare-reducing Nano Crystal Coat, ensures the ultimate in rendering characteristics. In addition to the superior optical performance afforded by these technologies, support for the fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire 70-200mm zoom range enables the shallow depth of field and large background blur necessary for photographic expression that emphasizes the primary subject.

The Vibration Reduction (VR) function ensures a stable viewfinder image that makes it easy to track even fast and erratically moving subjects. Further, it is equipped with SPORT mode, which maintains focus on rapidly moving subjects, even with high-speed continuous shooting. What's more, 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 function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster with measurement in accordance with CIPA standards. AF tracking performance for subjects with unpredictable movement has also been increased, and adoption of an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism realizes consistently stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting.

In comparison with the current AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, reduction of the minimum focus distance and increase in the maximum reproduction ratio enable photographic expression similar to close-up shooting. Moreover, the grip on the lens when shooting has been improved, and superior operation has been achieved with consideration of the finest details, including adoption of four focus function buttons, and a tripod collar ring that enables quick and smooth switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR very successfully combines agility with amazing optical performance throughout the most frequently used zoom range. It responds to the advanced demands of both professional and amateur photographers in a variety of genres, including press, sports, advertising, portrait, and wedding photography, with superior performance.

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