Nikon 20063

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR DSLR Lens

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Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8 lens has been the benchmark in fast telephoto zoom lenses for years, unmatched for use in low-light, sports...
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Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8 lens has been the benchmark in fast telephoto zoom lenses for years, unmatched for use in low-light, sports, wildlife, weddings, concerts, portraits, and everyday shooting. Now the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR [model #: 20063] takes that legendary performance to the next level with the same stunning image quality that has made it a prized lens for pros and serious hobbyists alike. Whether you're shooting a DX DSLR like the D500 or an FX powerhouse like the D5, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will take you to thrilling new heights.

The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR delivers images that have a life of their own. Features like six (6) ED glass elements, Fluorite (FL) and High Refractive (HRI) lens elements, and Nano Crystal Coat (N) all but eliminate distortion and glare, while maximizing contrast and sharpness, even in difficult backlit situations. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture provides beautiful, creamy background blur, plus the masterful design and construction ensures this lens will be a legend.

It has four (4) focus function buttons right on the lens barrel, perfect for engaging autofocus or AF Lock*. The zoom and focus rings are reversed in position for more comfortable, stable zooming. The magnesium alloy barrel, High Refractive Index (HRI) lens element, and lightweight Fluorite (Fl) element located near the front of the optical group all help keep the lens evenly balanced. The tripod collar ring spins on ball bearings for smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.

*With compatible camera models

You can shoot with the aperture wide open at f/2.8 across the entire zoom range—from 70mm to 200mm—and get sharp, bright images with smooth, creamy background blur. Close focus has been improved from 4.6 feet (1.4m) to approx. 3.6 feet (1.1m), allowing for stunning close-up portraits. Combined with a high-ISO Nikon DSLR, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR opens up new possibilities for capturing indoor sports, wildlife at dusk and dawn, wedding receptions, and much more.

You usually don't get a second chance to capture the decisive moment, and weather conditions may not be very accomodating. The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is designed for exactly these moments. It offers an all new weather-sealing design to ensure that you can keep shooting through nearly any condition. All movable parts of the lens barrel—nine in total—are extensively sealed for dust and water drop resistance. Additionally, the lens's front element is coated with Nikon's non-stick Fluorine coat, resisting dirt, fingerprints and smudges.

Camera movement during exposure takes away sharpness. It's that simple. Nikon's VR image stabilization has been enhanced from 3.5 stops to up to ~4.0 stops**. This feature is a must-have when working handheld, on a monopod, or even a tripod. A specialized Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and fast-action sports, and the Tripod Mode eliminates the subtle ground vibrations that are constantly passing through a tripod or monopod. Capture subjects with outstanding sharpness, even in low light.

**Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

During high-speed continuous shooting withfast DSLRs such as the D5 or D500, the lens' electromagnetic diaphragm syncs with the camera shutter for remarkably consistent exposure, even with a teleconverter. AF tracking is improved, too, especially for notoriously difficult subjects: those with unpredictable or very slow movement, those moving at random speeds and those approaching the camera at high speed. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent internal focusing (IF) with no breathing effect across the entire zoom range.

Auto-Manual Mode. Due to a mechanism incorporated in the lens barrel, smooth focusing operation in Manual focus mode is brought forth in the same way users have become accustomed to with conventional manual-focus lenses by adding an appropriate torque to the focus ring.

Developed by Nikon, this is an optical glass that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.

Fluorite (FL) is a lightweight mono-crystal optical material that has excellent optical properties while reducing the overall lens weight, improving balance and handling. This is especially useful in longer focal length lenses.

High Refractive Index Lens. With a refractive index of more than 2.0, one HRI lens can provide effects equivalent to those obtained with several normal glass elements, and can compensate for both field curvature and spherical aberrations. So therefore, HRI lenses achieve great optical performance in an even more compact body.

A NIKKOR lens where only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, which allows for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses are designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.

A focusing mode that allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens, making it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.

Another development by Nikon: an anti-reflective coating that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat uses ultrafine, nano-sized* crystal particles to eliminate reflections inside the lens throughout the spectrum of visible light waves (380 to 780 nm) in ways that far exceed the limits of conventional antireflection coating systems. Nano Crystal Coat not only solves ghost effects caused by red light, which was incredibly difficult for previous systems. It also effectively reduces ghost and flare effects caused by light entering the lens diagonally. The result: clearer images.

This technology converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.

Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

In-lens Nikon technology that improves image stability via automatic compensation for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.

The lens incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. The following cameras are compatible with this lens:

D5, D4 series, D3 series, Df, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Includes:

  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens
  • LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 77mm
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-78 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M2 Ballistic Nylon Lens Case

AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Specifications:

  • Manufacturer Number: 20063
  • Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
  • Focal Length Range: 70 - 200 mm
  • Zoom Ratio: 2.9 x
  • Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/ 22
  • Format: FX/35mm
  • Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 22°50'
  • Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 8°
  • Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 34°20'
  • Minimum Angle of View (FX-format): 12°20'
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.21 x
  • Lens Elements: 22
  • Lens Groups: 18
  • High Refractive Index Elements: 1
  • Compatible Format(s):
    • FX
    • DX
  • VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Distance Information: Yes
  • Nano Crystal Coat: Yes
  • ED Glass Elements: 6
  • Fluorite Elements: 1
  • Fluorine Coat: Yes
  • Super Integrated Coating: Yes
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
  • Internal Focusing: Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.6ft (1.1 m)
  • Focus Mode
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Manual/Auto
  • E-type: Yes
  • Filter Size: 77 mm
  • Accepts Filter Type: Screw-on
  • Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length):
    • 3.4" x 7.9 (88.5 x 202.5mm)
    • (distance from camera lens mount flange)
    • Based on CIPA guidelines
  • Approx. Weight:
    • 50.5 oz (1430 g)
    • (including tripod collar)
    • Based on CIPA guidelines

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