Nikon 500mm f5.6 E PF ED VR AF-S Super-Telephoto Lens

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Nikon 500mm f5.6 E PF ED VR AF-S Super-Telephoto Lens

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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 f5.6 E 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 colour fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity, sharpness, and colour 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 which 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 colour fringing; improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and colour 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.

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.

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Focal length 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/5.6
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 19 elements in 11 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, 1 PF (phase Fresnel) lens element, lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5°, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3° 10'
Minimum focus distance 3.0 m (9.8 ft) from focal plane
Vibration reduction Yes
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size 95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) Approx. 106 mm maximum diameter x 237 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approx. 1460 g (3 lb 3.5 oz)
Supplied accessories LC-95 95 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-84 Bayonet Hood, CL-M5 Lens Case


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