Version II of this classic 70-200mm lens is consistently sharper across the aperture range than the previous model. However, subject magnification, at 1:7.6, was a bit of a bust.
Nikon has produced more than half a dozen high-speed, tele zooms since the early 1980s. The first with Vibration Reduction— the full-frame 70–200mm f/2.8 VR of 2003—was an instant classic, lauded for its high-speed autofocus, VR, and attractive styling. For its latest update ($2,320, street), Nikon has added two more ED glass elements (for a total of seven), its Nano Crystal coating and VR II shake control.
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||70 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||200 mm|