The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens is helping to redefine the possibilities of telephoto photography. Suitable for sports and wildlife, its 2.5x super-telephoto focal range delivers amazing reach without sacrificing image detail or sharpness.
Three ED Glass Elements
A quality internal construction features 19 elements in 12 groups and includes three Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for superior detail and faithful colour reproduction throughout the entire focal range.
Smooth Out-Of-Focus Effects
The constant f/5.6 aperture is constructed using a 9-bladed circular diaphragm which produces smooth, visually appealing out-of-focus effects. The shallow depth-of-field suits nature, wildlife and portrait photography, ensuring maximum visual impact and helping your subject stand out from busy or distracting backgrounds.
Short 2.2m Focusing Distance
For improved shooting versatility, a minimum focusing distance of only 2.2m delivers improved framing possibilities. Its 0.22x reproduction ratio produces unique, macro-style images that do justice to the intricate details of small subjects such as insects and birds.
Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR)
The built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) mode minimises the effect of camera shake, resulting in sharper overall images and better flexibility when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.
Normal / Sport Stabilisation Modes
Two stabilisation modes are available to ensure optimum results based on your shooting scenario. The Active Mode is ideal for panning or tracking moving objects, while the Normal Mode is most effective when pushing the limits of your usable shutter speed, providing a 4.5 stop advantage when shooting hand held.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM) AF System
Fast, accurate focusing is vital for sports and wildlife shooters, especially when tracking fast moving subjects. This lens utilises a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) AF system to ensure fast, tack-sharp focusing performance, even in low light shooting.
Ideal for Sports and Wildlife Photography
The Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Telephoto Zoom lens includes a lens case and lens hood, making it a worthy, cost effective choice for anyone looking to improve their sports or wildlife photography.
Product Code: 1Nik200-500 VR F/5.6E
F-mount; Type E AF‒S lens with built‒in CPU and F mount
200 - 500 mm
19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED elements)
Angle of view
Nikon FX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 12° 20′ to 5° 00′; Nikon DX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 8° 00′ to 3° 10′
Minimum focus distance
2.2 m from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Automatic electronic aperture control
95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Approx. 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 2300g, including tripod collar; Approx. 2090g without tripod collar
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Manual, Manual/Auto Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus limit switch
FULL, ∞ to 6 m
Focus distance indicator
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimetres (200, 300, 400, 500)
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
95 mm snap‒on Front Lens Cap LC‒95, Rear Lens Cap LF‒4, Bayonet Hood HB‒71, Lens Case CL‒1434
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice