Nikon’s renowned telephoto lens has been refined for even more stunning results. Faster, lighter, more agile, it’s been engineered to excel in the toughest shooting environments, whether you are capturing incredibly fast sports action or zooming in on the detail from afar. Improved autofocus tracking, exposure control, and vibration reduction combine to deliver exceptional burst shooting and awe-inspiring imagery with amazing accuracy. Key features : A 70-200mm focal length gives a huge range of shooting options, while a fast f2.8 aperture ensures your results are just as good in low light conditions. You can focus in as close as 1.1m from the lens, and maximum reproduction ratio has increased on the previous model to 0.21x. Improved AF tracking means you can accurately stay focussed on rapid, erratic or fast-approaching subjects, while highly responsive automatic exposure control ensures shot consistency. And Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-quiet autofocus performance. Constructed of 6 ED glass elements, a fluorite lens element and a High Refractive Index element, the lens offers great clarity and contrast throughout the entire frame, while colour fringing, chromatic aberration and distortion are effectively countered. Vibration Reduction is equivalent to a four step increase in shutter speed for incredibly sharp results. It quietly activates the moment you press the shutter halfway. SPORT VR mode gives a more stable viewfinder image for when the action’s super-fast, and allows a continuous shooting frame comparable to non-VR operation. Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for superior image clarity. Designed with greater operability in mind, buttons on the barrel are customisable for personalised ease of use, while the zoom and focus ring positions are reversed compared to the previous model for more balanced handling. Dust and water protected, this lens is built to perform in the most rigorous environments, with a lightweight construction for maximum ease of transport. Accessories included: LC-77 77mm snap-on front lens cap, LF-4 rear lens cap, HB-78 Bayonet Hood, CL-M2 semi-soft lens case. Compatible with Nikon FX and DX formats.