Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4 G ED VR (FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via CaptureOne.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 110.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 112.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 110.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 78.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 200.0mm
Aperture: f/13.0
Exposure 1/125s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 190.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 95.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/160s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 95.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/200s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 98.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/500s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 92.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 160.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 135.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1600s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 105.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 120.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 95.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/160s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 185.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 70.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s

Verdict

The Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4 VR is an excellent lens that performs on a very high level. Resolution is generally excellent in the image center and very good at the borders and corners.

Distortion is a bit on the high side at the long end of the zoom range, while vignetting and CAs are well controlled. The bokeh is quite smooth.

The build quality is excellent, it's a bit anoying though that Nikon does not include the tripod collar with the lens. Thanks to the silent-wave drive the AF is silent and very fast. The new third-generation VR module is impressive and works very well.

Which in summary means: a highly recommended lens.

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