Nikon Launches the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II
Professional tele-zoom remastered; class leading quality under any lighting conditions
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RRP: £1999.99 / €2430.00
Sales Start date: November 2009
Nikon UK today unveils the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II lens which features a brand new optical design for class leading levels of image quality and extended Vibration Reduction capability.
Robert Cristina, Manager Professional Products at Nikon Europe, says: “The optical design has been completely re-mastered to meet the demands of today’s image sensors. It also works better at slow shutter speeds and is adapted to complement the latest autofocus technologies too.”
Improved low light shooting
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II lens features the last word in Vibration Reduction (VRII) stabilisation technology to provide users with the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops* slower than would otherwise be possible. Two modes are available; Normal for everyday shooting and Active to minimise the vibrations caused when shooting from moving vehicles, such as motorcycles or aircraft. Both modes offer a stable viewfinder image, which ultimately makes focus point acquisition and framing far more comfortable and precise.
Brilliant image quality
The new lens is designed to deliver the best image quality in its class with excellent edge to corner quality on today’s FX format cameras. Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat and seven ED glass elements minimise internal reflections and aberrations to deliver rich, high contrast images even under the most challenging lighting conditions.
The new lens features three focus modes; A/M; M/A and M. The new A/M switch enables autofocus priority even if the focus ring is being handled during shooting.
The new optical design also enables shorter dimensions than the current version, without compromising the durability that professional photographers rely upon to get the job done. The tough magnesium body is extensively sealed to withstand the affects of dust and moisture to enable you to keep shooting whatever the conditions.
* As determined in Nikon performance tests
||7 ED glass elements
||34°20’ - 12°20’ (22°50’ - 8° with Nikon DX format)
|Minimum focus distance
||1.4 m/4.6 ft. (throughout entire zoom range)
|No. diaphragm blades
|Diameter x length
||Approximately 87 x 209 mm/3.4 x 8.2 in.
||Approximately 1,540 g/3.4 lb.
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