Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II comparison


Nikon has updated its popular 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens. Here is a quick comparison table of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II optics.

The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR lens has been updated with a new optical design, improved Vibration Reduction as well as an 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.

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Specs Comparison

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II comparison

A quick specifications comparison between the new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II versions:

 Features Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range 70-200mm 70-200mm
Zoom Ratio 2.9x 2.9x
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 22°50′ 22°50′
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 34°20′ 34°20′
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 12°20′ 12°20′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.21x 0.25x
Lens Elements 22 21
Lens Groups 18 16
High Refractive Index Elements 1
Compatible Format(s) FXDX FXDX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Distance Information Yes Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 6 7
Fluorite Elements 1
Fluorine Coat Yes
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 3.6ft.(1.1m) 4.6ft.(1.4m)
Focus Mode AutoManualManual/Auto AutoManualManual/Auto
E-type Yes
G-type Yes
Filter Size 77mm 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on
Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters Yes
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.4in.(88.5mm) x7.9in.(202.5mm) 3.4in.(87mm) x8.1in.(205.5mm)
Approx. Weight 50.5oz.(1430g)(including tripod collar) 54.3oz.(1540g)
Price $2,799.95 $2,099.95