Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Review
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The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is the company's most affordable telephoto lens for full-frame users who don't want to pay the substantial price premium for Nikon's faster f/2.8 zoom. It offers excellent performance across its versatile focal range, capable of capturing everything from to head-and-shoulders portraits to action shots, while the cutting-edge Vibration Reduction system allows you to hand-hold the lens at up to 5 stops slower than normal.
The lens' centre sharpness is excellent at most focal lengths and f-stops. Edge sharpness is also commendably good, only requiring stopping-down to f/5.6 to get acceptable results. Distortion is well-controlled, chromatic aberrations are only really conspicuous by their almost complete absence, and the lens exhibits pleasingly rounded bokeh thanks to the 9-blade aperture. All in all, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR delivers great results throughtout its zoom range, especially in the center.
So the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR offers a versatile focal range, very well-implemented Vibration Reduction system, fast auto-focus and respectable build quality, all in a relatively lightweight and compact design. It offers a compelling combination of portability, versatility, affordability and great image quality that will appeal to many Nikon FX-users, especially if you don't need the faster f/2.8 maximum aperture of its big brother.
|Ratings (out of 5)|
|Value for money||4.5|