Overview: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens
is a super telephoto zoom lens. It is ideal for photographing birds and
wildlife, sporting events, and more. The lens comes with an attached tripod
HB-71 lens hood and the CL-1434 soft storage pouch.
FX-format Lens: This lens is optimized for use on Nikon
FX-format (full frame) cameras, but it is also compatible with Nikon's DX-format
cameras. When used on a DX-format
camera, such as the D5300 or D7100, the lens has an equivalent focal length of
Nikon Technologies: The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E
lens is equipped with the following Nikon technologies:
- Vibration Reduction (VR): Vibration Reduction
technology reduces blur caused by camera shake, which allows you to to use
shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than normal, using Sports Mode. The VR
Mode can be set to Normal or Sports, and Vibration Reduction can be turned
on or off via separate two-way switches on the lens barrel.
- Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism (E): The lens has
an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel to provide
accurate aperture blade control during auto-exposure during continuous
shooting. Conventional lenses (D/G types) have mechanical linkage levers to
control the diaphragm blades.
- Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Glass: This lens contains
Extra-low Dispersion optical glass developed by Nikon for optimum correction
of chromatic aberrations.
- Internal Focusing (IF): The lens features a system in
which only the internal lens group moves during focusing, eliminating
changes in the physical length of the lens during auto focusing, and
enabling closer focusing distances.
- Super Integrated Coating: The lens features a
multi-layered coating of the optical elements.
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM): The exclusive Nikon Silent Wave
Motor (SWM) uses ultrasonic vibrations, instead of a gear system, to enable fast, accurate, and quiet auto focus.
Focus Mode Switch: The Focus Mode switch on the barrel of
the lens lets you switch between focus modes: M (manual) and M/A (autofocus with
manual override). For Auto Focus mode, the camera must be in AF mode and the
lens switch in the M/A position. In this mode, the lens will focus when the
camera shutter is pressed halfway, however, you can override the focus by
rotating the lens focus ring. You can easily switch to full manual focus by
moving the Focus Mode switch to the M position (even if the camera is in AF
mode). If the camera is in Manual Focus (MF) mode, autofocus will not operate.
Focus Limit Switch: The two-way Focus Limit switch
determines the focus distance limits for autofocus. You can select Full to use
the entire focus range, or ∞ (infinity)-6m if
your subject will always be at least 6 meters (19.7') away.
Zoom Ring Lock: You can lock the zoom ring to prevent the
lens from extending under its own weight while the camera is being carried from
place to place.
Tripod Collar: The lens has an attached tripod collar for
mounting the lens and camera. This provides much better balance, and takes
pressure off of the camera's tripod socket. The tripod collar can be loosened,
allowing you to rotate the lens and camera between wide ("landscape") and tall
("portrait") orientations. There are markings every 90° to use as a guide. The
tripod collar can also be removed, if desired.
Lens Hood: The included HB-71 lens hood blocks stray light
from getting into the lens causing flare or ghosting. It also protects the front
of the lens from direct contact, as well as keeping dirt, rain, and snow out.
When mounted, the lens hood adds approximately 4" to the overall length of the
lens. It can be inverted and reverse-mounted when not in use.
Optional Teleconverters: The zoom power of the AF-S Nikkor
200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR can be extended through the use of optional Nikon
teleconverters. The lens is compatible with the
TC-14E, TC-17E, and
TC-20E series teleconverters to extend the reach by 1.4x, 1.7x, or 2.0x,
- Type of Lens: Type E AF-S lens with a built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-bayonet
- Focal Length: 200mm-500mm
- Filter Diameter: 95mm
- Lens Construction: 19 elements
in 12 groups (including 3 ED lens elements)
- Closest Focus Distance: 7.22' (2.2m)
- Focusing Method: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) system
controlled by a Silent Wave Motor, and a separate focus ring for manual
- Diaphragm: Rounded 9-blade
- Aperture Range: f/5.6 (minimum) to f/32mm (maximum)
- Angle of View: 12°20' - 5°00' (FX-format cameras),
8°00' - 3°10' (DX-format cameras)
- Dimensions: Diameter=4.165" (Height with tripod
collar=5.137") Length=10.75" (11.44" w/lens
- Weight: 5 pounds 1.2
ounces (with tripod collar), 4 pounds 9.8 ounces (w/o tripod collar)
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty
on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no
charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.