This fast, f/2 telephoto lens renders shallow depth-of-field with beautiful background blur (bokeh), and is ideal for photographers seeking to freeze movement with fast shutter speeds in low lighting conditions. Additionally, Vibration Reduction II, Nano Crystal Coat and the inclusion of the A/M focusing mode are now employed helping to produce razor sharp images under the most demanding conditions.
The Nikon shooters here in the office swear by this lens whenever they can use it on a job. Whether it's in studio or at a wedding, you will get a look out of this lens that you can't achieve with a 70-200 2.8. Sure it's on the heavier side, but it's a tradeoff worth considering!!
Fully compatible with Nikon Teleconverters
Full functionality with Nikon TC-14E II, TC-17E II, TC-20E II and TC-20EIII Teleconverters.
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image areas.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Vibration Reduction, engineered specifically for each VR NIKKOR lens, enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Super ED Glass Element
Super ED glass excels at eliminating secondary spectrum and correcting chromatic aberration and offers low refractive index and lower dispersion. Also Super ED Glass is more resilient to rapid temperature changes.
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
FX in DX Crop Mode
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Nano Crystal Coat
ED Glass Elements
Super ED Glass Elements
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Minimum Focus Distance
Accepts Filter Type
(Approx.) 4.9x8.0 in. (Diameter x Length)
124x203mm (Diameter x Length)
(Approx.) 103.4 oz. (2930g)