Top Result: Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Lens

Match Score



  • Excellent sharpness
  • Vibration reduction
  • Excellent build quality
  • Weather sealed
  • Magnificent optical quality


  • Extremely expensive
  • Very heavy
  • Significant focus breathing (annoying for long landscape photos)

Note From Jim

The Nikon 70-200 is one of the best lenses ever made. The problem is that it's extremely expensive. The Tamron 70-200mm is 95% as good for half the price. It's a tough call, but I will say that you won't be disappointed with either. They are both absolutely incredible lenses.