Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs. 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II specifications comparison

A quick specifications comparison between the new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens and the old 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II version:

 Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR  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/2.8 f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22 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 0.21x 0.12x
Lens Elements 22 21
Lens Groups 18 16
Compatible Format(s) FX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 6 7
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
Fluorite Lens Element Yes No
Fluorine Coating Yes No
AF-P (Pulse Motor)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 3.6ft.(1.1m) 4.6ft.(1.4m)
Close Range Correction
Focus Mode Auto
Rear Focusing
Filter Size 77mm 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.4in.(88.5mm) x7.9in.(202.5mm) 3.4in.(87mm) x8.1in.(205.5mm)
Approx. Weight 50.5oz.(1430g)(including tripod collar) 54.3oz.(1540g)
Price  $2,799.95 $2,099.95

New Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR:
Old Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II:

New Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
Next is the MTF chart from the even older “VR-only” version:

Old Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
And finally the 70-200m f/4:

Nikon 70-200 f4 MTF chart wide Nikon 70-200 f4 MTF chart tele

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