Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR vs. 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II specs comparison

Here is a quick specification comparison between the new Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR and the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lenses:

Model AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Focal Length Range 70-200mm 70-200mm
Zoom Ratio 2.9x 2.9x
Maximum Aperture f/4 f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/32 f/22
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 22°50′ 22°50′
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 34°20′ 34°20′
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 12°20′ 12°20′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1.36x 0.25x
Lens Elements 20 21
Lens Groups 14 16
Compatible Format(s) FX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 3 7
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 3.28ft. 4.6ft.(1.4m)
Focus Mode AF, Manual Auto
Filter Size 67mm 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on
Dimensions (Approx.)3.1×7.0in. (Diameter x Length)
78.0×178.5mm (Diameter x Length)
(Approx.)3.4×8.1in. (Diameter x Length)
87×205.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight (Approx.)30.0oz.(850g) (Approx.)54.3oz.(1540g)
Lens Design
MTF Chart Wide
MTF Chart Tele
Price $1,399.95 $2,396.95

It is also worth mentioning that the RT-1 Tripod Collar Ring for the new 70-200mm f/4 lens is not included in the $1,399.95 lens price – you can purchase it separately for $180.

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