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

SKU: 110020082 - VSN: 20082

$3,596.95

F-Mount Lens/FX Format – Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32 – One Phase Fresnel Element – Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements – Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings – Fluorine-Coated Front Lens Element – Silent Wave Motor AF System – Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes – Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism – Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar

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Contrary to popular belief, a super telephoto does not have to be a massive lens, proven here with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR. Taking exceptionally long reach and giving it a hand-holdable form factor, this 500mm prime utilizes a unique Phase Fresnel element to greatly reduce the size and weight compared to previous versions of the focal length. This PF element, along with three extra-low dispersion elements, also helps to virtually eliminate color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity, sharpness, and color fidelity. Complementing this advanced optical design, individual elements also feature both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings to suppress flare and ghosting, as well as a protective fluorine coating to guard the optical system from dust and moisture.

Benefitting the optical design, this telephoto features a Silent Wave Motor AF system that produces fast, near-silent focusing performance to suit both stills shooting and movie recording, and which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the focus ring. Further contributing to photographing in fast-paced situations and difficult lighting, VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, an electromagnetic aperture mechanism is integrated into the lens design to provide greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with faster continuous shooting rates. 

Super telephoto designed for use with FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, this lens is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 750mm equivalent focal length.
One Phase Fresnel element and three extra-low dispersion lens elements work to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing; improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity; and help to minimize the overall weight of the lens.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by four stops, benefiting this lens’s use in low-light conditions. Additionally, a designated Sport Mode is well-suited to working in fast-paced conditions and a Tripod Mode helps to suppress subtle ground vibrations when working atop a support system.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Fluorine-coated front element affords protection to the optical system.
Dust- and moisture-resistant magnesium-alloy lens barrel benefits the lens’ use in inclement conditions.
A removable tripod collar is included with the lens for well-balanced support when working from a monopod or tripod.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800/E, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300/S, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon Z7/Z6 with FTZ, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.

Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters.

WARRANTY

Limited Warranty 1 Year

MISCELLANEOUS

Package Contents
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
  • LC-95 95mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-84 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M5 Lens Case
Application Usage Camera

GENERAL INFORMATION

Brand Name Nikon
Manufacturer Nikon Corporation
Product Line Nikkor
Product Name AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
Product Type Lens
Marketing Information

Pack light. Go big.

When photographing birds, wildlife, sports or action, mobility can make the difference between nailing the shot or missing it altogether. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a fraction of the size of most full-frame 500mm lenses, freeing you to be as nimble as your subjects.

Travel light

Nikon's smallest, lightest full-frame 500mm prime lens ever-approx. 9.3 inches long and 3.2 lbs.

Bring the world in reach

Powerful 500mm focal length (750mm equivalent on DX-format) brings the shots that matter in reach.

Shoot in the moment

Handheld vibrations are tamed by VR image stabilization equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster.

Super-telephoto reimagined

Proprietary Phase Fresnel technology

For nearly two centuries, Fresnel lenses were used in lighthouses to project a strong beam of light. By harnessing the idea in reverse-for gathering light instead of projecting it-Nikon engineers can create lenses that are shorter and lighter, with the same image quality and zoom power of much larger lenses.

Outstanding image quality

When combined with Nikon's Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and other NIKKOR glass elements, the Phase Fresnel element produces high resolution, high contrast images with beautiful background blur.

Fast autofocus

Lighter, more compact optics don't just benefit your mobility-a lighter focus lens group allows the autofocus system to focus faster, too. With the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) is able to operate at peak performance for fast, quiet autofocus.

Manufacturer Part Number 20082
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.nikon.com

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Autofocus Yes
Lens Type Super Telephoto
Magnification 0.18x
Lens Mount Type Nikon F-bayonet
Fixed Focal Length 500 mm
Image Stabilization Optical
Maximum Aperture Fixed 5.6
Filter Attachment Diameter 95 mm

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Length 9.3"
Diameter 4.2"
Weight Approximate 3.20 lb