High-performance telephoto zoom lens for use with FX-format SLRs.
Boasting a strong combination of constant f/4 aperture and versatile 70–200mm focal range, this lens is ideal for events, travel, wildlife, and even sports.
Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower for exceptionally sharp, steady images when shooting handheld. The superior optical design delivers outstanding resolution and contrast in diverse conditions.
FX-format telephoto zoom lens with 70–200mm focal range (105–300mm when used with a Nikon DX-format SLR).
Constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range.
Vibration Reduction (VR) system: minimizes camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.0* stops slower.
Nano Crystal Coat greatly reduces ghosting and flare.
SWM (Silent Wave Motor) enables quiet and accurate autofocus.
Two focus modes: A/M (autofocus with manual override, AF priority) and M (manual focus).
Minimum focus distance: 1 m.
Lightweight body for a telephoto zoom lens.
RT-1 tripod collar ring (optional accessory): enables the lens to be rotated freely for smooth transition between vertical and horizontal orientation.
20 elements in 14 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, one HRI lens element, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view
34° 20′ - 12° 20′ (22° 50′ - 8° with Nikon DX format)
Minimum focus distance
1 m (3.28 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 78 mm maximum diameter x 178.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 850 g (30.0 oz)
67mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-60, Semi-soft case CL-1225