Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S ED VR II
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The original Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR is generally regarded as a fantastic piece of glass, but it has just one problem -- it vignettes on full-frame sensor bodies like the D700 and D3. Nikon has remedied this issue with the new VR II version you see here, and also added an improved Vibration Reduction system that bumps up the number of stops that you can handhold the lens from three to four stops. One other big change is the snazzy gold N badge on the barrel; it signifies Nikon has applied its top-secret Nano Crystal Coating to help control ghosting and flare.
Optics aside it's a phenomenal zoom and part of the Nikon holy trinity that also includes the 14-24mm f/2.8G and the 24-70mm f/2.8G. If you're shooting on a crop sensor body such as the D90 or D300 the VR1 version of this lens will suit your needs just fine. If you're living in the full-frame world though, as soon as you attach this lens to your camera body and rotate it into position you will hear angels sing.