NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

I got mine!

In April 2017 Nikon announced a series of products to celebrate their 100th year anniversary.

Looking at the selection there were two items that caught my eye. The camera bag and the 70-200mm lens. I was considering the 70-200 after renting it a few times, and the one for the 10th year was

  • Grey
  • came with  separate glass elements and display stand

It took until June for the prices to be announced, and at $4000, the kit would hold a $1200 premium over the 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and even more over the 70-200mm f/2.8G that I rented.

I called my friends over at ACE PHOTO to put a reserve on both the bag and the Lens.  This was June and I thought it would be useful to have the lens for the summer.

Well Nikon and their products, the Bag came in in September, and no word on the lens. Then a week before Christmas, Ace called me up telling me that Nikon canceled the preorders.

The beauty of a local Camera store is that they are people that you get to know and who know you. They worked their Nikon sources and got me a lens.

The lens arrived on Dac 27th and I picked it on Dec 28th, a few days left in the 100th year of Nikon!!!

The lens will be tested soon, and the glass elements and display stand are VERY cool!!!!

I went to pick it up today, and this was the first one that the team at Ace had seen, so we unboxed it in the store.

Now when I got home, I need to unBox again!

Here are a few photos of the elements

Each piece is labeled and inserts into a rubber slot. Yes it did come with white gloves to handle the glass.

Assembly was easy, and fun!

Once completed the Display is stunning;

Once again Thank You to the team at Ace Photo

About the Author

Kevin Cossaboon

A networking profesional located in Northren Virginia, USA. My hobbies are Technology and Photography. Love playing with the latest technology, and will try to post reviews of them. Also love my life long journey of learning to capture light, to trigger emotions, through photography.

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