AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens review

AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f28G ED VR II lens
Hampi, KA, India captured using AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f28G ED VR II lens + Nikon D610

I have been using AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II for a while now with the full frame Nikon D610, D750, and D810, and the image quality is incredibly awesome. This telephoto zoom lens has the best of low light capability, the build, the sharpness, clarity, the output color, is what makes this lens special. I have been using this for candid wedding photoshoot, outdoor photoshoot, travel photography, portraits etc. I will not be mentioning about the technical specifications, which you can always find on Nikon website – Link. This post is more about how I felt on using this lens.

The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens features seven extra low dispersion glass elements. This makes the image output full of true colors. The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II comes with vibration reduction system which makes it easy to capture shots without a tripod. The f2.8 makes this a fast lens with exceptional low light capabilities. You can hardly find any kind of chromatic aberrations. The ghosting and flare are taken care by the nano crystal coating.

The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens is sharp, durable and versatile telephoto zoom lens with fast f2.8 fixed aperture makes it an ideal choice for most of the professional photographers. The vibration reduction VR II in this lens takes away any kind of motion blur while capturing handheld. While capturing at 200mm f2.8 makes the image background blur and gives perfect focus on the subject. Longer focal length when used in this lens, compresses the background an ideal option for portrait photographers to get flattering images.

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Usage of AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens  would be for a candid wedding, portraits, sports, travel. There are circular polarizers and ND filters available for this lens. I use Haida filters (which was the only option that I had at the time of purchase). In short, this is a must have lens if you are a professional photographer and is worth the money. Other than being a bit bulky, I could hardly find anything negative in this lens. Check out the video below.

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