The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens strikes a perfect balance between performance, practicality and price. Weighing approximately 45% less than its f/2.8 sibling, the 70-200mm f/4 represents a considerably lighter option to pack when travelling or to use as an everyday lens. The improved Vibration Reduction (VR) yields an unprecedented five stop advantage* that permits the use of a slower shutter speed to capture vibrant and blur-free photos, especially in low light situations. Image fidelity is further improved with high-quality optics including three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements to help increase contrast and reduce aberration. Additionally, Nikkor’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coating aids in minimising lens reflections and flaring. The exceptional low light performance and superior optics of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens make it suitable for professional and hobby photographers alike.
* Under Nikon’s test conditions
Product Code:1Nik70-200 F4VR
DX-Format Compatible –Designed to work equally well on Nikon’s full frame FX and cropped DX mounts. For even greater reach, the telephoto zoom on this lens is increased to an impressive 35mm equivalent of 105-300mm if mounted to a DX mount crop sensor DSLR such as the Nikon D7000 or D5200.
Constant Maximum f/4 Aperture – The constant maximum f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range delivers great results in low light, regardless of your focal length. The constant aperture is ideal for portrait photography, allowing you to isolate your subject from distractions in the background by creating a shallow depth of field.
3x Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Elements – Three high-quality Extra-Low Dispersion Elements improve image quality by reducing chromatic aberrations and increasing sharpness and contrast. Anti-Reflective Nano Crystal Coating – Nikkor’s Nano Crystal anti-reflective coating helps reduce internal reflections and ghosting effects delivering greater image clarity and contrast across the entire frame.
In-Built Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) – Compensating for an amazing five-stops worth of light, the optical vibration reduction system is essential for minimising image blur caused by camera shake. This feature is most beneficial when shooting at longer focal lengths or low-light, when a slower shutter speed is required to obtain the correct exposure.
Silent Wave Motor Autofocus (SWM) –With Nikkor’s Silent Wave Motor technology, autofocusing is extremely fast, highly accurate and whisper quiet, ensuring your photos and HD videos are tack sharp.
Auto Focusing Modes - Two options on the lens barrel allow either full manual focus mode for complete control, or an autofocus with manual override (A/M) mode. The A/M mode allows you to obtain quick focus by half pressing the shutter, then override the auto and make fine adjustments by using the focusing ring. This is highly effective for finding focus in low-light or low contrast scenarios.
One Metre Minimum Focus Distance - An impressive minimum focus distance of one metre across the entire focal length translates to a 1.36x magnification. This allows you to fill the frame without having to get too close to your subject.
Optional RT-1 Tripod Collar – The Nikon RT-1 Tripod Collar (sold separately) delivers more stability by providing better weight distribution when the lens is attached to a tripod or monopod.
Type G AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount
20 elements in 14 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, one HRI lens element, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 34° 20′ - 12° 20′ Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 22° 50' - 8° IX240 system cameras: 27° 40' - 9° 50'
Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance
1 m from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
f/4 to f/32
67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 78 mm maximum diameter x 178.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
1 x Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Telephoto Zoom Lens 1 x 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap 1 x LF-4 Rear Lens Cap 1 x CL-1225 Soft Lens Pouch 1 x HB-60 Solid Circular Lens Hood