Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500 mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens
This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500 mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens is the latest evolution of the definitive full-frame 500 mm super telephoto lens, from Nikon, with all the top quality performance and features you would naturally expect from a Nikon Nikkor lens! Optimized for high-resolution image sensors and fast-shooting DSLRs, yet it is nearly 2 pounds lighter than the previous model.
Nikon's legendary 500 mm super telephoto lens is now nearly 2 pounds lighter than the previous model and ready for the most demanding conditions. With brilliant optical performance, improved AF tracking, a high-speed electromagnetic diaphragm that keeps pace with Nikon's fastest DSLRs plus VR image stabilization, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is a game-changer for outdoor, sports, action and nature photographers or anyone looking to get the most out of their current DSLR. The lens comes with a new lightweight hard-shell case.
Includes Nikon's superior VR image stabilization: Pros know camera movement during exposure robs sharpness. Nikon's VR image stabilization counteracts camera shake and vibration up to ~4.0 stops*, a must-have feature when working handheld, on a monopod or even a tripod. A specialized Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and fast-action sports, and the Tripod Mode eliminates the subtle ground vibrations that are constantly passing through a tripod or monopod. Capture subjects with outstanding sharpness, even in low light.
Exceptional burst shooting is possible, with superior AF tracking and exposure control. Track fast moving subjects—even those moving erratically, at random speeds or approaching the camera quickly—with tack-sharp AF precision. During high-speed continuous shooting, the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in sync with the camera shutter for fast automatic exposure control and consistency between shots, even when using a compatible teleconverter.
This is a lens built for tough assignments. A new magnesium alloy lens barrel and fluorite elements reduce the overall weight by nearly 2 pounds versus its predecessor**. The protective front meniscus is coated with Nikon's nonstick fluorine coat, which makes it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges. Ball bearings in the tripod collar ring ensure smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.
For pros shooting fast and erratic moving sports subjects, using the SPORT VR mode will give you a more stable viewfinder image, handheld or when using a monopod, even if you’re panning. Track subjects easier when shooting in Continuous mode and as an added benefit with the D4S, the continuous shooting frame rates and release lag time are not affected while using VR. Even use SPORT VR when shooting HD video. The Tripod VR function even eliminates the vibrations that may transfer from the ground to the tripod in both Normal and SPORT VR modes.
Silent Wave Motor: AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. Nano Crystal Coatings: An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass: An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. ED lenses provide images with virtually no edge fringing or spurious color, to give you the sharpest, high contrast, true color images!
This Nikon lens employs Extra-low Dispersion lens (ED) elements, as well as a Fluorite (Fl) lens element, in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration. This represents some of the latest optical element fabrication technology and produces spectacular imaging results.
|Mount Type:||Nikon F-Bayonet|
|Focal Length:||500 mm|
|Maximum Aperture:||f/ 4|
|Maximum Angle of View (DX-format):||3°10'|
|Maximum Angle of View (FX-format):||5°00'|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio:||0.14 x|
|Compatible Format(s):||FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35 mm Film|
|VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization:||Yes|
|Nano Crystal Coat:||Yes|
|ED Glass Elements:||3|
|Super Integrated Coating:||Yes|
|AF-S (Silent Wave Motor):||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance:||11.9 ft. ( 3.6 m)|
|Focus Mode:||Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual, Memory Recall|
|Filter Size:||40.5 mm|
|Accepts Filter Type:||Slip-in|
|Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters:||Yes (refer to the product manual for details)|
|Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length):||5.5 in (140 mm) x 15.2 in (387.0 mm)|
|Approx. Weight:||109 oz (3090 g)|