Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR


NOTE: This is a legacy item. Meaning we continue to stock it by popular demand, but its out of production and no new copies can be obtained. It is possible that loss or damage could prevent us from filling your reservation, although we will do our best to find you a replacement. Also please realize, we haven’t been able to get new copies for many months. They are all approaching the end of their rental life. We really recommend you use the newer version II lens unless you really prefer this one.

Nikon’s telephoto lens, with fast f/2.8 aperture and Vibration Reduction system that is equivalent to 3 stops of stabilization when shooting hand-held. The lens is weather resistant and is an excellent performer at everything from sports to portrait photography.

If you’ve never shot with this, you should. It really is as good as everyone says. Its by far our most popular Nikon lens.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

The classic, wide aperture medium telephoto zoom. Every manufacturer’s got one and there’s a reason for it—it is probably the most useful lens in the toolkit. Its very sharp, autofocuses in a heartbeat, great for everything from sports to long portraits. Just an all around, excellent lens that no one is ever disappointed with.

If you’re shooting on an Fx camera, you’d probably rather have the Mk II version, the edges and corners are sharper. On a Dx camera, I’d save your money and go with this version.

Please Note The hood for this lens may not lock into its reversed “storage” position due to an inherent weakness in its design. Nikon does not supply the piece needed to repair the broken part, and we cannot readily replace each hood that suffers from this issue as they are often on backorder. Luckily, this has no effect on the hoods ability to perform in its forward “shooting” position.

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating)
3.25 lb (without tripod collar)
Minimum Focusing Distance
5 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
34 to 12 degrees
Zoom method
Internal, nonextending, nonrotating
Image Stabilization
2 stop,
Focusing System
Internal, Silent Wave motor, AF-MF switch
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $14.00 $64.00 $78.00 $26.00
4 days $15.00 $69.00 $84.00 $21.00
7 days $20.00 $92.00 $112.00 $16.00
10 days $26.00 $124.00 $150.00 $15.00
14 days $34.00 $161.00 $195.00 $13.93
21 days $46.00 $216.00 $262.00 $12.48
30 days $58.00 $271.00 $329.00 $10.97
45 days $75.00 $354.00 $429.00 $9.53
60 days $88.00 $414.00 $502.00 $8.37
90 days $113.00 $534.00 $647.00 $7.19
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $9.00 $64.00 $73.00 $24.33
4 days $10.00 $69.00 $79.00 $19.75
7 days $13.00 $92.00 $105.00 $15.00
10 days $18.00 $124.00 $142.00 $14.20
14 days $23.00 $161.00 $184.00 $13.14
21 days $31.00 $216.00 $247.00 $11.76
30 days $38.00 $271.00 $309.00 $10.30
45 days $50.00 $354.00 $404.00 $8.98
60 days $59.00 $414.00 $473.00 $7.88
90 days $75.00 $534.00 $609.00 $6.77
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $64.00 $21.33
4 days $69.00 $17.25
7 days $92.00 $13.14
10 days $124.00 $12.40
14 days $161.00 $11.50
21 days $216.00 $10.29
30 days $271.00 $9.03
45 days $354.00 $7.87
60 days $414.00 $6.90
90 days $534.00 $5.93

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