Time to get close to the action: Introducing the new AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VR


Today we’re excited to be announcing the AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VR, a new FX-format zoom lens with versatile 70–200mm focal range and constant f/4 aperture. A welcome addition to our range of high-performance f/4 NIKKOR lenses, it’s the first NIKKOR lens to be equipped with Nikon’s next-generation Vibration Reduction system that allows for up to 5-stop compensation.

Well-suited to events, travel, wildlife and even sports, the combination of extended vibration reduction capability and high-grade Nikon optics make this the smart choice for enthusiast photographers and pros alike.

AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VRAF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VR

We asked Zurab Kiknadze, our Product Manager for Lenses, Accessories & Software here at Nikon Europe, for his thoughts on the AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VR:

“This eagerly anticipated lens offers enthusiast and professional photographers who are on a budget the same uncompromising alternative that NIKKOR f/4 lenses typically offer in comparison to high-end professional lenses. No sacrifices have been made in terms of image quality, and it has the added benefit of the enhanced Vibration Reduction system.”

One stop further

The next-generation Vibration Reduction system incorporated in this lens allows for up to 5-stop compensation, enabling you to shoot at shutter speeds five stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This significant upgrade greatly minimizes the effects of camera shake and extends opportunities for low-light shooting.

There are two VR modes available: Normal for everyday shooting and Active to minimize the high-frequency camera shake experienced when shooting from a moving vehicle. Both modes offer a stable viewfinder image, which ultimately makes focus-point acquisition and framing far more comfortable and precise.

No compromises

Despite its lightweight build, this lens doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to performance. Crafted to deliver outstanding resolution and contrast in diverse conditions, the optical construction boasts 20 elements in 14 groups, and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat is employed to combat flare and ghosting.


Well-balanced in terms of size, weight, price, and image quality, this lens also has a dedicated tripod collar ring – the RT-1. This optional accessory helps improve tripod balance and allows quick, smooth transition between vertical and horizontal orientation when shooting in either portrait or landscape format.

This lens complements the range of recently released AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4 ED VR and AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lenses.

Check out our Flickr stream at this link http://bit.ly/TJPLZX to see  pictures taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VR lens.

Have you had the chance to take any events travel, wildlife or sports photography recently? Do you use any of our other high-performance f/4 NIKKOR lenses? Let us know by using the comments box below!

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  1. Sandeep


    I am considering this lens along with the16-35 VR for my D800. Could you please let me know if the lens is weather sealed? I do landscaping in less than ideal weather conditions, so this is quite important to me.


  2. Ariel Iturbide

    Want one. Need one.

  3. Henning Ras

    I use a Nikon D700 with my only two lenses. A 105 mm F/2.8 VR Macro lens and a 24-70mm F/2.8.

    I wish I had a 70-200 F/2.8 VR to take the next level of photography !!

    Because I don’t have a 70-200mm F/2.8, I use a 2x tele with the 105mm lens and gets very good results…

    At a recent event at Wembley Arena where Sir Elton John was the main entertainer, I used the 105mm without the 2x tele and got stunning shots.

    Find my Facebook page where I add the images of him here


    Then I used the Macro with the 2x tele to shoot some bird at the Thames River at Gravesend and the images can be viewed here:


    Feel free to contact me and leave comments at the images at the gallery..

    Kind Regards

    Henning Ras

    07596 088102

  4. Tom // I AM NIKON

    Hi Sandeep, thanks for your question. The lens is suitable for use in light rain for short periods of time if you wipe it down before you pack it away. It isn’t, however, waterproof or water resistant, so we don’t advise using it in a torrential downpour or in light rain for long periods of time. Good luck with your photography.