Comes with hood. This example is the first (red) VR edition.
The new version is now listed for over £2,400. The AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED is a lens of exceptional optical sharpness and supremely fast autofocus speed. Developed during 6 iterations spanning over 25 years of development from the first 80-200mm f/2.8 Zoom-Nikkor AIS manual focus lens. The lens features superb balance when mounted on a tripod as it is fitted on it’s own tripod mount. Following the popularity of the VR (vibration reduction) system (introduced with the 80-400mm VR), Nikon then launched this VR1 version. This responsive lens can also couple directly to all variants of TC-14E, TC-17E and TC-20E teleconverters and thus yield an extended focal length range (up to 140mm-400mm).