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.
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.
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.
|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.