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Web Code: 568NIK085  •  Mfr Code: 20082
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Product Highlights
  • Super Telephoto Lens
  • Full-Frame
  • Vibration Reduction
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  • Super Telephoto Lens
  • Full-Frame
  • Vibration Reduction
  • Filter Diameter: 95mm
  • The super telephoto lens has been re-imagined in Nikon's smallest, lightest full-frame 500mm prime lens ever. Powered by Nikon's proprietary Phase Fresnel (PF) technology, this 9.2 inch, 3.2 pound powerhouse frees you to shoot wildlife, sports and action with unmatched mobility. Pack light, move fast and catch the shots others might miss.
  • Highlights:
  • A fraction of the size of most full-frame 500mm lenses
  • Specially designed Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element enables a compact design and outstanding optical performance
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization for sharper and steadier photos
  • Durable construction with advanced weather sealing, internal focus and Nikon's nonstick Fluorine coating
  • 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
  • Hand-held 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.
  • Versatile and durable
  • Additional Features:
  • Use with Your Nikon DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is also compatible with the new Nikon Z mirrorless camera bodies. To attach it, all you need is the Mount Adapter FTZ and you're good to go with no loss of image quality. Auto Exposure (AE), autofocus (AF), and in-body VR (Vibration Reduction image stabilization) seamlessly work.
  • Learn more about the Mount Adapter FTZ
  • More reach when you need it
  • When shooting with a DX format DSLR or a full-frame DSLR in DX-Crop Mode, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR produces a whopping 750mm equivalent angle of view. Add the optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III for 1.4x more reach with only 1-stop loss of light and maintain autofocus.
  • Near-silent AF with seamless manual override
  • The Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers extremely fast, accurate and quiet autofocus. When manual adjustments are needed, just spin the smooth focus ring.
  • Internal Focusing
  • All focusing movements occur within the lens barrel, so the physical length of the lens never changes. You can also focus as close as 9.8 feet with a 0.18x reproduction ratio from your subject to reveal the finest details.
  • Ready for the field
  • The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is extensively weather-sealed and includes a protective front meniscus with Nikon's Fluorine Coating (FLC), which repels water droplets, dust and grime and easily wipes clean.
  • Consistent, even exposures
  • Nikon's Electromagnetic diaphragm (E) mechanism produces extremely consistent exposures, especially during high-speed shooting...shot after shot after shot.
  • Stable continuous shooting
  • When shooting sports or action, select SPORTS MODE VR for a specialized type of image stabilization that produces a more stable viewfinder image during high-speed continuous shooting and panning.
  • Focus recall
  • When you can predict where action might occur - say, a basketball hoop, or the corner of the racetrack - save the focus position and then quickly recall it with the press of a button on the lens.

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length: 500mm
Maximum Aperture: F5.6
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: F5.6; Min: F32
Camera Mount Type: Nikon F
Camera Format: Full-Frame
Angle of View: Full-Frame: 5.00 degrees; APS-C: 3.17 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 300 cm / 118.11 in
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 0.18x
Groups/Elements: 11 Groups / 19 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 9

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: Yes
Autofocus: Yes


Filter Thread: 95mm
Dimensions (DxL): 106 x 237 mm / 4.2 x 9.3 in
Weight: 1460 g / 51.2 oz

Additional Information

Warranty: 1 Year Limited Nikon Canada Warranty

What’s Included:

  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR Lens
  • LC-95 95mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-84 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-M5 Lens Case
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