Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Specs Comparison

Here is the quick specs comparison of the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens ($2,799.95 at Amazon, B&H) vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens ($2,096.95 at Amazon). You can take a look at the key differences between the two great lenses.

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR vs 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Specs Comparison

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Mount TypeNikon F-BayonetNikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range70-200mm70-200mm
Zoom Ratio2.9x2.9x
Maximum Aperturef/2.8f/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22f/22
FormatFX/35mmFX/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 Ratio0.21x0.25x
Lens Elements2221
Lens Groups1816
High Refractive Index Elements1
Compatible Format(s)FXDXFXDX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image StabilizationYesYes
Diaphragm Blades99
Distance InformationYesYes
Nano Crystal CoatYesYes
ED Glass Elements67
Fluorite Elements1
Fluorine CoatYes
Super Integrated CoatingYesYes
AutofocusYesYes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)YesYes
Internal FocusingYesYes
Minimum Focus Distance3.6ft.(1.1m)4.6ft.(1.4m)
Focus ModeAutoManual

Manual/Auto

AutoManual

Manual/Auto

E-typeYes
G-typeYes
Filter Size77mm77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-onScrew-on
Compatible with Nikon AF-S TeleconvertersYes
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)3.4in.(88.5mm) x7.9in.(202.5mm)3.4in.(87mm) x8.1in.(205.5mm)
Approx. Weight50.5oz.(1430g)(including tripod collar)54.3oz.(1540g)
Price$2,799.95$2,099.95

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