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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f2.8G ED VR II Specs

Nikon Rumors has posted the specs for the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G ED VR II.

I'm not sure how accurate they are, but they look like they could be the real thing. Nothing seems out of place, and they're pretty much what I would expect from the new Nikon 2.8 70-200mm VR II lens.

For those of you who aren't up to date, the existing Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F2.8G IF ED VR Zoom has been rumored to have an update in the works ever since the D3 came out.

Being one of Nikon's flagship lenses, the 70-200 F2.8G IF ED VR is due for an update to better it's performance on the FX Nikon DSLR bodies like the Nikon D3, Nikon D3X, D700, and soon to be announced Nikon D700X.

While the current Nikon 70-200 performs with top marks on DX bodies like the Nikon D300, Nikon D2X, and Nikon D90, it isn't quite so good on the FX Nikon DSLR bodies.

Check out internationally renowned Nikon photographer Bjorn Rorslett's notes on the Nikon 70-200mm's performance on the Nikon D3 (which you can apply to the Nikon D3X, Nikon D700, and forthcoming Nikon D700X).

I sold my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G over a year ago and have been using fast primes instead, however, lately I've been thinking of getting another 70-200 so the new Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR II will likely end up in my bag. :)

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