Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II
In addition to its camera releases, Nikon has unveiled the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8G ED VR II, a completely redesigned version of its workhorse professional telezoom. It features an entirely new optical formula which is designed to deliver sharp images all the way into the corners of the frame even on FX format cameras, using no fewer than 7 ED elements to minimize aberrations and Nano Crystal coat to combat flare. A new A/M focus mode provides autofocus priority when the manual focus ring is handled during shooting, and ‘VR II’ Vibration Reduction technology offers a claimed four stops benefit. The lens is shorter but heavier than its predecessor and incorporates extensive sealing against dust and moisture. It will be available from November 2009
Improved low light shooting
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II lens features the last word in Vibration Reduction (VRII) stabilisation technology to provide users with the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops* slower than would otherwise be possible. Two modes are available; Normal for everyday shooting and Active to minimise the vibrations caused when shooting from motorcycles or aircraft. Both modes offer a stable viewfinder image, which ultimately makes focus point acquisition and framing far more comfortable and precise.
Brilliant image quality
The new lens is designed to deliver the best image quality in its class with excellent edge to corner quality on today’s FX format cameras. Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat, and no less than seven ED glass elements, minimise internal reflections and aberrations to deliver rich, high contrast images even under the most challenging lighting conditions.
The new lens features three focus modes; A/M; M/A and M. The new A/M switch enables autofocus priority even if the focus ring is being handled during shooting.
The new optical design also enables shorter dimensions than the current version, without compromising the durability that professional photographers rely upon to get the job done. The tough magnesium body is extensively sealed to withstand the affects of dust and moisture to enable you to keep shooting whatever the conditions.
* As determined in Nikon performance tests
Posted on 30 July, 2009, in Camera, DSLR, Nikon and tagged Camera, DSLR, Lens, NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II, Nikkor Lens, Nikon, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200MM F/2.8G ED VR II, Photography Equipment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.