AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens Test Results

DxOMark published their test results for the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II medium telephoto lens. According to the DxOMark test results the NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II is the best choice for 70-200mm range for Nikon cameras.

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NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens ranks best for image quality on medium telephotolens and got a DxOMark overall score of 29. Nikon D800 is used for the tests and AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens got a score of 28. Third place is for the good old VR version of AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens with a score of 26.

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AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Lens Test Results

Below you can see table of the best medium telephoto lenses to use with Nikon cameras. All scores tested with Nikon D800 DSLR Camera.

Lens Price DxOMark Score
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II $2,397 29
AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR $1,397 28
AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED $1,850 26
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO $769 26
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM $1,249 25

From DxOMark Conclusion

If your photography demands a medium telephoto zoom with a fast maximum aperture that will deliver across the board, but particularly at 200mm, and your budget holds no bounds, go get yourself a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II. It’s one hell of a lens.