Nikkor 70 200mm F 2.8 E

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Nikon AF-Due south NIKKOR 70-200mm F-2.8E FL ED VR Lens User Transmission

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Before using this product, please carefully read both these instructions and the camera manual.

This lens does not back up D2- or D1-series, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70-series, D60, D50, D40-series, or D3000 digital SR cameras or film SIR cameras.

For Your Safety

To prevent damage to property or injury to yourself or to others, read “For Your Safety” in its entirety before using this production.

Continue these safety instructions where all those who use this product will read them.

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Failure to notice the precautions marked with this icon could result in death or severe injury.

Warning IconCaution:

Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could result in injury or property damage.

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  • Do not detach or modify this product.

    Do not touch internal parts that become exposed as the result of a fall or other accident.

    Failure to observe these precautions could result in electrical stupor or other injury.
  • Should y’all find any abnormalities such equally the product producing smoke, estrus, or unusual odors, immediately disconnect the camera power source.

    Connected operation could issue in fire, burns or other injury.
  • Go on dry out.

    Exercise not handle with wet hands.

    Failure to discover these precautions could result in burn or electric daze.
  • Do not employ this production in the presence of combustible grit or gas such as propane, gasoline or aerosols.

    Failure to detect this precaution could event in explosion or burn.
  • Practice not straight view the dominicus or other bright light source through the lens or photographic camera.

    Failure to notice this precaution could result in visual impairment.
  • Continue this production out of reach of children.

    Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or product malfunction.
    In addition, note that small parts constitute a choking run a risk.
    Should a child swallow any part of this product, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Practise not handle with bare hands in locations exposed to extremely high or low temperatures.

    Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or frostbite.

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  • Exercise not go out the lens pointed at the sun or other strong light sources.

    Light focused past the lens is a source of burn down and impairment to the product’s internal parts.
  • Do not leave the product where it will be exposed to extremely high temperatures, for an extended period such as in an enclosed auto or in direct sunlight.

    Failure to discover this precaution could issue in burn down or product malfunction.

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Parts of the Lens (Effigy 1)

  1. Lens hood mounting mark
  2. Prophylactic grip
  3. Zoom band
  4. Focal length scale
  5. Focal length mark
  6. Focus part buttons (focus lock/AF start)

  7. Focus ring
  8. Focus distance indicator
  9. Focus distance mark
  10. Lens rotation index
  11. Tripod collar ring rotation index
  12. Tripod collar ring rotation alphabetize (xc%)
  13. Lens mounting mark
  14. Safety lens-mountain gasket
  15. CPU contacts
  16. Focus-way switch
  17. Focus limit switch
  18. Vibration reduction switch
  19. Focus function selector (AF-L/OFF/AF-ON)
  20. Lens rotation index (xc%)
  21. Tripod collar ring fastening screw
  22. Tripod neckband ring
  23. Tripod collar mounting foot
  24. Lens hood
  25. Lens hood lock mark
  26. Lens hood lock release button
  27. Lens hood alignment mark
  28. Tripod neckband lock release
  29. Tripod collar lock screw
  30. Tripod collar


Supported focus modes are shown in the following table (for data on camera focus modes, see the photographic camera manual)


A/G and M/A Modes

AM and MA Modes

  • M/A: Autofocus tin can exist over-ridden by rotating the lens focus ring.
  • A/Thousand: Every bit above, except that the focus ring must be rotated further earlier the autofocus is over-ridden, preventing accidental changes to focus acquired by unintended performance of the focus ring.
  1. Slide the lens focus-mode switch to AIM or MIA.
  2. Focus.
    If desired, autofocus tin can exist over-ridden by rotating the lens focus ring while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway {or, if the camera is equipped with an
    push. while the
    push button is pressed, or if the focus office selector is prepare to
    AF-ON, while pressing a focus function button}. To refocus using autofocus, printing the shutter-release button halfway or press the
    or focus office push button over again.

The Focus Limit Switch

This switch determines the focus distance limits for autofocus.

The Focus Limit Switch

  • FULL: Select this option to use the unabridged focus range.
  • ∞-5 grand: If your subject field will always exist at altitude of at least five m (xvi.5 ft), select this option for faster focusing.

The Focus Part Buttons and Selector

The function assigned to the focus function buttons can be selected using the focus function selector.

The focus function Buttons and Selector

The assigned function can exist performed by pressing any of the 4 office buttons.

Focus Lock (AF-L)

Focus lock is only available with autofocus.

  1. Slide the lens focus-fashion switch to
  2. Slide the focus function selector to
  3. Lock focus.
    Focus can be locked past pressing any of the focus function buttons and remains locked while the button is pressed. Focus tin also exist locked using camera controls.

Lens AF Start (AF-ON)

  1. Slide the lens focus-mode switch to A/M or M/A.
  2. Slide the focus role selector to AF-ON.
  3. Focus.
    Press any of the focus role buttons to focus using autofocus.
    Y’all can also focus using camera controls.


Before focusing, rotate the zoom ring to adjust the focal length and frame the photograph.

Depth of Field

Depth of field can be previewed using the camera’s depth-of-field preview feature.
Note that the focus altitude indicator is intended only every bit a guide and may not accurately show the distance to the subject and may, due to depth of field or other factors, not testify ∞ when the camera is focused on a distant object.


Aperture is adapted using camera controls. The frame charge per unit may drop at some apertures.

Congenital-in Flash Units

When using the congenital-in flash on cameras equipped with a built-in wink unit of measurement, remove the lens hood to prevent vignetting (shadows created where the end of the lens blocks the light from the built-in flash).

Vibration Reduction (VR)

Vibration reduction (VR) reduces blur caused by camera milk shake, allowing shutter speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than would otherwise exist the case, increasing the range of shutter speeds available. The effects of VR on shutter speed are measured in NORMAL style according to
Camera and
Association (CIPA) standards; FX-format lenses are measured using FX-format digital cameras, DX-format lenses using DX-format cameras. Zoom lenses are measured at maximum zoom.

Using the Vibration Reduction Switch

Vibration Reduction Switch

  • Select OFF
    to turn vibration reduction off.
  • Select NORMAL
    for enhanced vibration reduction when photographing stationary subjects. Vibration reduction takes event when the shutter-release push button is pressed halfway.
  • Select SPORT
    for photographing athletes and other subjects that are moving rapidly and unpredictably. Vibration reduction takes effect when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Using Vibration Reduction: Notes

  • When using vibration reduction, printing the shutter-release push button halfway and wait for the paradigm in the viewfinder to stabilize before pressing the shutter-release push button the rest of the style down.
  • When vibration reduction is active, the image in the viewfinder may jiggle after the shutter is released. This does not indicate a malfunction.
    is recommended for panning shots, although
    is also supported.
  • In
    modes, vibration reduction applies simply to movement that is not part of a pan (if the camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction will be practical just to vertical milkshake).
  • Do not plow the camera off or remove the lens while vibration reduction is in effect. If power to the lens is cutting while vibration reduction is on, the lens may rattle when shaken. This is not a malfunction, and can exist corrected by reattaching the lens and turning the camera on.
  • If the camera is equipped with a built-in flash, vibration reduction will be disabled while the wink charges.
    vibration reduction can reduce blur when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
    may still produce better results in some cases depending on the type of tripod and on shooting weather.
    are recommended if the camera is mounted on a monopod.

The Lens Hood

The lens hoods protect the lens and block devious calorie-free that would otherwise cause flare or ghosting.

Attaching the Hood

Attaching the Hood

Align the lens hood mounting mark (Mounting Mark) with the lens hood alignment mark (Alignment Mark) and then rotate the hood (two) until the
Mounting Mark
mark is aligned with the lens hood lock mark (Hood Lock Mark).

When attaching or removing the hood, hold information technology near the

Alignment Mark

symbol on its base and avoid gripping information technology too tightly. Vignetting may occur if the hood is non correctly fastened. The hood can be reversed and mounted on the lens when not in employ.

Detaching the Hood

Detaching the Hood

Press the lens hood lock release button (1), rotate the hood in the direction shown past the pointer (2), and remove it every bit shown (3).

Using a Tripod

If the lens is mounted on a camera, attach tripods to the lens tripod collar, non the camera. Be sure to secure the tripod neckband lock spiral, as otherwise the lens may unexpectedly slip from the collar, causing injury.

Attaching the Tripod Collar (Figure 2)

Insert the tripod collar mounting pes into the tripod collar (1) and fully tighten the tripod collar lock screw (2).

Rotating the Camera (Figure 3)

Slightly loosen the tripod collar ring fastening screw (i) and rotate the photographic camera to “wide” (mural) or “alpine” (portrait) orientation using the rotation indices every bit guides (2). Tighten the tripod collar ring fastening screw (iii).

Removing the Tripod Neckband (Effigy iv)

Fully loosen the tripod collar lock screw (i), depress the tripod collar lock release (ii), and slide the tripod collar mounting foot from the tripod collar (iii).

Lens Care

  • The lens returns to maximum aperture when removed from the camera. To protect the interior of the lens, store it out of directly sunlight or supersede the lens caps.
  • Ever back up the lens when holding the camera. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the lens mount.
  • Exercise not pick upwards or agree the lens or camera using only the lens hood.
  • Keep the CPU contacts clean.
  • Should the condom lens-mount gasket be damaged, cease use immediately and take the lens to a Nikon-authorized service centre for repair.
  • Removing dust is unremarkably sufficient to clean the glass surfaces of the lens.
  • The fluorine-coated front chemical element can be cleaned simply by wiping it with a dry cloth. Fingerprints and other stains tin exist removed using a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens cleaning tissue; clean from the eye outwards using a round motion, taking intendance non to exit smears or touch the glass surface with your fingers. To remove stubborn stains, wipe gently using a soft textile dampened with a pocket-sized amount of distilled h2o, ethanol, or lens cleaner. Drop-shaped stains on the h2o- and oil-repellent fluorine-coated chemical element tin can be removed with a dry cloth.
  • To remove smudges and fingerprints from the rear lens element (the chemical element at the mountain end of the lens), apply a small amount of ethanol or lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton wool cloth or lens-cleaning tissue and clean from the centre outwards using a circular motion, taking care non to leave smears or bear on the glass with your fingers.
  • Never use organic solvents such as pigment thinner or benzene to clean the lens.
  • The lens hood or Neutral Color (NC) filters can be used to protect the front lens element.
  • Attach the front and rear caps before placing the lens in its case.
  • If the lens will non be used for an extended period, store information technology in a cool, dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not shop in directly sunlight or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.

  • Keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal machinery tin crusade irreparable damage.
  • Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or warp parts made from reinforced plastic.
  • Rapid changes in temperature may cause dissentious condensation inside and outside the lens. Before taking the lens from a warm to a cold  environment or vice versa, place it in its instance or a plastic handbag to slow the alter in temperature.

Supplied Accessories

  • LC-77 77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-iv Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-78 Bayonet Hood
  • CL-M2 Lens Case

Compatible Accessories

  • 77 mm spiral-on filters
  • TC-14E/TC-14E MI/TC-14E I11/TC-17E Iv/TC-20E/TC-20E IV/TC-20E III AF-one/AF-South Teleconverters



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