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Built For Demanding Professionals

The Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR telephoto lens is designed with consummate professional shooters in mind. Built with superior precision, the 500mm lens incorporates state-of the-art optics and an advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) system to deliver maximum detail and image sharpness.

Fluorite and Extra-Low Dispersion Elements

Two Fluorite lenses are combined with Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements to deliver vivid, high resolution images with vivid colour reproduction.

Nano Crystal & Fluorite Lens Coatings

A Nano Crystal Coating is paired with a fluorine coat to work in tandem with the fluorite elements and effectively help reduce flare and ghosting while improving contrast and colour saturation across the entire frame. The fluorine coating is also effective in repelling dust, water, grease and dirt, allowing you to shoot with confidence in the harshest of environments.

Slip-In Filter Holder

A slip-in filter holder lets you further maximise your creative potential, allowing you to use 40.5mm filters such as polarisers to bring out most in your photos.

Customised VR Modes

Two VR modes equip you with the ability to fine-tune your image stabilisation requirements to suit your specific shooting scenario. Delivering an advantage equivalent to 4 shutter speed stops, the VR can be set to Normal or Sport which offers improved viewfinder stability, enhanced blur reduction capabilities and is ideal for capturing high-speed subjects.

Outstanding Tracking AF Performance

Tracking subjects and high-speed movement during continuous shooting is made easy with AF tracking and Auto Exposure control. An aperture blade unit and drive mechanism are controlled via electric signals from the camera body to allow improved long-distance accuracy during burst mode shooting of fast and erratic moving subjects.

Magnesium Alloy Construction

The Nikkor AF-S 500 mm f/4E FL ED VR lens is constructed using a high quality magnesium alloy for superior durability and a usable 3090g weight. A monopod collar and a hard case are also included to ensure your comfort and transportation are a priority.
Mount type F mount, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU
Focal length 500mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 16 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coating)
Maximum angle of view (FX-format) 5° 00'
Maximum angle of view (DX format) 3° 10'
Minimum focus distance 3.6m from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization Yes
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Nano Crystal coat Yes
Fluorine coat Yes
Diaphragm Automatic electronic aperture control
Metering Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 40.5mm
Dimensions Approx. 140 mm maximum diameter x 387 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 3090g
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal focusing Yes
Focus mode Auto, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
Focus limit switch Two positions: FULL (8 to 3.6 m) and 8 to 8 m
Focus distance indicator Yes

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
  • Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens
  • Slip-on Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap (LF-4)
  • Lens Hood (HK-34)
  • Slip-in Filter Holder
  • 40.5 mm Screw-in NC Filter
  • Strap (LN-2)
  • Monopod Collar
  • Lens Case (CT-505)
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