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

Nikon updates the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens with improved optics and electromagnetic diaphragm.

The popular bright telephoto zoom lens has a total of 22 elements, with 6 ED, 1 fluorite and 1 high refractive index element. It has a new optical design, improved Vibration Reduction as well as an electromagnetic diaphragm.

A Nano Crystal Coat reduces flare and ghosting while fluorine coatings on the front and rear class helps prevent smudging. Vibration Reduction technology on the lens now reduced shakes by 4 stops (vs 3.5).

The electromagnetic diaphragm allows for responsive adjustment and the ability to adjust the aperture in live view and movie mode on all camera bodies. It will be available next month for $2799.95.

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Nikon updates AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens with improved optics, electromagnetic diaphragm


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

Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stabilization Yes (4 stops)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 22
Groups 18
Special elements / coatings 6 ED, 1 Fluorite, 1 HRI element + Nano Crystal & Fluorine coatings
Minimum focus 1.10 m (43.31)
Maximum magnification 0.21×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 1430 g (3.15 lb)
Diameter 89 mm (3.48)
Length 203 mm (7.97)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 77.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

Check for the sample photos here.


Fluorine coating on both the front and rear glass facilitates easy cleaning. Whether shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, D810, D750 or D500, capturing sports or weddings, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fantastic lens choice for experienced photographers.


Nikon’s new 70-200mm provides up to four stops of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization. This is an improvement from its predecessor that helps users to eliminate blur and camera shake. During burst shooting, the lens takes advantage of an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent auto-exposure control. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast and quiet AF operation with seamless manual focus override.