NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Fluorite and Three ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Monopod Collar
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Redefine your super-telephoto shooting experience with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, the world’s lightest 500mm f/4 FX-format compatible lens that is primed to deliver optimum optical precision. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR incorporates the latest NIKKOR technology such as two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements with Nano Crystal Coating. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. A Vibration Reduction (VR) system that provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops faster is seamlessly integrated to enable crisper imagery and videos, ensuring that the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR always delivers the perfect shot to cater to your professional telephoto demands.

LIGHTER AND STRONGER THAN EVER

Employing the latest in NIKKOR technology, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is crafted with two fluorite lens elements combined with magnesium alloy in the lens barrel, allowing for superior durability and significant weight reduction resulting in the world’s lightest*1 500mm*2 f/4 super-telephoto lens at approximately 3090g. This significantly lighter body is built to provide the familiar optical perfection you’re accustomed to, while having to carry less as your exploits take you further around the world.

 

STATE-OF-THE-ART OPTICS

A Nano Crystal Coat, which features nano-sized crystal particles that effectively reduces flares and ghosting, works in tandem with two fluorite lens elements and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. These refined optics are designed to improve lens light flow and minimise chromatic aberration for impeccable sharpness and enhanced colour correction, all of which saves you time and effort by reducing the hassle of unnecessary post-processing corrections.

 

FASTER AND SHARPER THAN EVER

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR boasts a Vibration Reduction (VR) system that delivers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops*3faster in NORMAL mode. In SPORT mode, the VR system is ideal for capturing high-speed subjects, which provides improved viewfinder stability and enhanced blur-reduction capabilities, ensuring sharper, faster and more precise telephoto images in any situation.

 

EYES ON THE PRIZE

Never lose track of your subject, even during high-speed continuous shooting, with remarkable autofocus (AF) tracking and stable auto-exposure (AE) control through the adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism. This mechanism comprises of an aperture blade unit with drive mechanism that is controlled via electric signals from the camera body, allowing for improved long-distance accuracy during high-speed continuous shooting of fast and erratic moving subjects.

 

ALWAYS ON THE GO

Engineered with the harshest of shooting environments in mind, a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy cleaning is applied to the lens front. Experience improved durability with the inclusion of a tripod collar ring with bearings, that also facilitates faster and smoother switching between horizontal and vertical orientations, ensuring ease of use and improved opportunities for framing and composition.

 

Among fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a focal length of 500 mm and maximum aperture of f/4, compatible with DSLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor, available as of July 2, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.

2 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 750mm in FX/35mm format.

3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL mode using an FX-format digital SLR camera.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

    • Type

    • Fmount, 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)

 

    • Angle of view

    • Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5{deg} 00{min}, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3{deg} 10{min}

 

    • Minimum focus distance

    • 3.6m (11.9ft), from focal plane

 

    • VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization

    • Yes

 

    • No. of diaphragm blades

    • 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

 

    • Coating

    • Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat

 

    • 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, (6 lb 13 oz)

 

    • Autofocus

    • Yes

 

    • AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

    • Yes

 

    • Internal focusing

    • Yes

 

    • Focus mode

    • Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual

 

    • Focus limit switch

    • Two positions: FULL ({inf} to 3.6 m) and {inf} to 8 m

 

    • Focus distance indicator

    • Yes

 

    • G-type

    • Yes

 

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Nikon