Nikon Announces 70-200mm f4 G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Nikon announces the latest F4 constant aperture zoom lens, the NIKKOR 70-200mm F/4 ED VR telephoto zoom. The lens features the familiar focal length that is popular with full-frame photographers with the latest third-generation VR stabilization technology.

The lens provides enthusiasts and professionals outstanding sharpness and contrast for the latest FX cameras including the D4, D800 and D600. These cameras can use Nikon’s teleconverters to increase focal length up to 400mm, and take advantage of autofocus using cross-type sensors available at F8.

The 70-200mm F4 VR lens offers a 2.9X zoom range with constant aperture F4 throughout. Minimum focus distance is 3.28 feet and maximum reproduction ratio is 0.274X. The lens features 20 elements in 14 groups and incorporates Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat to reduce the appearance of internal ghosting and flaring when photographing bright light sources. It uses a 67mm filter size. The lens has internal AF-S focusing with Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor to reduce noise while shooting video and provide outstanding focus speed. The lens also provides instant manual focus override in M/A mode.

Dimensions are 3.1 inch diameter and 7 inch length. Weight is approximately 30 oz (850g). The lens includes 67mm lens cap, HB-60 hood, LF-4 rear lens cap and CL-1225 semi-soft case. An optional lens collar with foot RT-1 is available at $233.95 US retail.

The new Nikon 70-200mm F4 will be priced at $1399.95 US and will be released in late November 2012. Nikon product number 2202.

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5 thoughts on “Nikon Announces 70-200mm f4 G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens

  1. YES! If it is anything like the quality lenses nikon is releasing of late this should sell like hotcakes!

  2. Will it not work on cropped sensors ? $1399 seemed to be a good price for on budget DX hobbyists

  3. Hey I do a lot of video with my D600 and I was wondering if there was ever going to be a lens that can be zoomed in and out with a remote or possibly with the eu-1b connector to my i phone. This would be great to have considering I do a lot of sports video. Just wondering if there is technology out there already of if there is anything being developed.

    • Nikon has not developed any power zoom lenses other than the Nikon 1 series so this can’t be done without an external motor drive. There are solutions in the cinema realm for remote control of focus and aperture that could be adapted to control zoom as well. Search for “remote follow focus” for some solutions.

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