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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Super telephoto prime lens for Nikon SLR cameras

Item # 05420082

Here's an awesome innovation from Nikon — a 500mm prime lens that weighs just over three pounds.

Here's an awesome innovation from Nikon — a 500mm prime lens that weighs just over three pounds.

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About the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Travel light and be ready for anything

Here's an awesome innovation from Nikon — a 500mm prime lens that weighs just over three pounds. Thanks to a proprietary PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element, Nikon engineers were able to pack the image quality and light-gathering power of a much larger lens into a shorter, lighter lens.

Travel light and be ready for anything

Here's an awesome innovation from Nikon — a 500mm prime lens that weighs just over three pounds. Thanks to a proprietary PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element, Nikon engineers were able to pack the image quality and light-gathering power of a much larger lens into a shorter, lighter lens.

This lens is sealed against the elements and has a fluorine coating on the front meniscus to repel water and dirt, making it easy to wipe off quickly. So if the weather takes a turn, you won't have to pack it in right away — and having a much lighter load, it's likely you'll want to stay out shooting a bit longer.

Stay sharp

At such a long focal length, even the tiniest vibrations can cause blurry images. Nikon's VR image stabilization compensates for camera shake when shooting handheld, and lets you capture sharper images at slower shutter speeds in low light. Sports Mode VR is optimal for high-speed continuous shooting and panning.

Bursting with accuracy and detail

This lens's outstanding autofocus tracking performance lets you follow fast-moving subjects for precise focus. An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism works in sync with the shutter to give you fast, consistent auto-exposure with high-speed continuous shooting. The lens's speed and accuracy combine with some of the most advanced Nikkor lens technologies to deliver tack-sharp, pro-quality results on a daily basis.

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Product highlights:

  • lens type: FX full frame
  • compatible with Nikon FX and DX digital SLR cameras, and 35mm film cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 500mm with full-frame (FX-format) digital or film cameras
    • 750mm with APS-C (DX-format) cameras
  • built-in VR image stabilization enables sharper shots at slower shutter speeds (up to four shutter speeds slower)
  • Sport VR mode provides a more stable viewfinder image during high-speed continuous shooting and panning
  • Silent Wave Motor for smooth, quiet, and precise autofocus
  • manual and autofocus modes
  • autofocus can be overridden manually, with no time lag
  • internal focusing design maintains overall lens length during focusing for greater consistency and faster performance
  • Memory Recall switch lets you save focus position and quickly recall it
  • Super Integrated Coating on lens elements provides excellent color richness and contrast
  • protective fluorine coating allows easier cleaning of water, dirt, and smudges
  • anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare
  • dust- and water-resistant magnesium-alloy design
  • minimum focus distance: 9.8'
  • minimum aperture: f/32
  • lens construction: 19 elements in 11 groups
  • 3 ED (extra-low dispersion) lens elements for better sharpness and contrast
  • 1 PF (Phase Fresnel) lens element for reduced ghosting and chromatic aberrations
  • 9-blade circular aperture for natural rendering of out-of-focus background elements
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism for accurate aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting
  • filter/attachment size: 95mm
  • includes front and rear lens caps, lens hood, and case
  • lens is 4-3/16" in diameter, 9-3/8" long
  • weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 20082

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Features & specs

General
Mount Type Nikon F-mount
Sensor Size Full frame
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Type Super Telephoto prime
Focal Length 500mm
Maximum Aperture f/5.6
Weight 51.2 ounces
Parts Warranty 5 Years w/ registration
Labor Warranty 5 Years w/ registration

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