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Web Code: 568NIK058  •  Mfr Code: 20053
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NIKON AF-S 500MM F4 E FL ED VR LENS is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Product Highlights
  • Super Telephoto Lens
  • Vibration Reduction
  • Hard-shell Case
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  • Super Telephoto Lens
  • Vibration Reduction
  • Hard-shell Case
  • Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Pack lighter, go further:
  • Nikon's legendary 500mm super telephoto lens is now nearly 2 pounds lighter than the previous model and ready for the most demanding conditions. With brilliant optical performance, improved AF tracking, a high-speed electromagnetic diaphragm that keeps pace with Nikon's fastest DSLRs plus VR image stabilization, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is a game-changer for outdoor, sports, action and nature photographers or anyone looking to get the most out of their current DSLR. The lens comes with a new lightweight hard-shell case.
  • Sharp and steady: Nikon's superior VR image stabilization:
  • Pros know camera movement during exposure robs sharpness. Nikon's VR image stabilization counteracts camera shake and vibration up to 4.0 stops, a must-have feature when working handheld, on a monopod or even a tripod. A specialized Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and fast-action sports, and the Tripod Mode eliminates the subtle ground vibrations that are constantly passing through a tripod or monopod. Capture subjects with outstanding sharpness, even in low light.
  • Exceptional burst shooting: Superior AF tracking and exposure control:
  • Track fast moving subjects-even those moving erratically, at random speeds or approaching the camera quickly-with tack-sharp AF precision. During high-speed continuous shooting, the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in sync with the camera shutter for fast automatic exposure control and consistency between shots, even when using a compatible teleconverter.
  • Ready for the field: Lightweight, durable and reliable:
  • This is a lens built for tough assignments. A new magnesium alloy lens barrel and fluorite elements reduce the overall weight by nearly 2 pounds versus its predecessor. The protective front meniscus is coated with Nikon's non-stick fluorine coat, which makes it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges. Ball bearings in the tripod collar ring ensure smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.
  • SPORT Vibration Reduction:
  • For pros shooting fast and erratic moving sports subjects, using the SPORT VR mode will give you a more stable viewfinder image, handheld or when using a monopod, even if you're panning. Track subjects easier when shooting in Continuous mode and as an added benefit with the D4S, the continuous shooting frame rates and release lag time are not affected while using VR. Even use SPORT VR when shooting HD video. The Tripod VR function even eliminates the vibrations that may transfer from the ground to the tripod in both Normal and SPORT VR modes.

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length: 500mm
Maximum Aperture: f/4
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: f/4, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type: Nikon F
Camera Format: Full-Frame
Angle of View: 5.00 degrees (FX); 3.17 degrees (DX)
Minimum Focus Distance: 3.6m (11.9 ft.)
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 0.14x
Groups/Elements: 12 Groups/16 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 9

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: Yes
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: Yes


Filter Thread: 40.5mm (Slip-in)
Dimensions (DxL): 140 x 387.0mm (5.5 x 15.2 in.)
Weight: 3090g (109 oz.)

Additional Information

Warranty: 5 year Limited Canadian Warranty

What’s Included:

  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
  • Slip-on Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-34 Snap-on Lens Hood
  • Slip-in Filter Holder
  • NC 40.5 Neutral Color 40.5mm filter
  • LN-2 Lens Strap
  • CT-505 Case
  • Monopod Collar
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light for a 500 and very well balanced I sold my Nikon 500mm f4.0g vr II lens and bought the Nikon 500 f4.0e FL ED VR lens. It a little heavier than my Nikon 300 f2.8g vrII lens but actually balances better due to the lighter front elements. Handles a lot better than my old 500 due to almost a 2 lbs weight reduction plus being better balanced. I just got the lens yesterday and tested it out on my d500 and found that no auto focus fine tuning was required. I shot many images in my back yard of hummers, sparrows and some of my cedar fence that is at a skew of around 30 degrees to my line of shoot. I focused on a screw on the fence and proved that the sharp focus in front and behind the screw was about the same. The feather detail and eye rings on the birds were in sharp focus. I am very, very happy with the lens and now its clothed in a lens coat cover to protect the exterior of the lens. I'm broke, but happy as a clam. Larry
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the price! The saying that you get what you pay for in glass is certainly true in this case. The bonus is the reduced weight.. The attached photos were taken hand held using an old wood 'Scope-Stock' and TC14E3 1.4 tele-converter. I mounted an Arca type clamp made by Hejnar Photo to the stock.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp, fast focus, works well with TC-14E III, light for a 500mm I have used this lens with the D810A, D750, and more recently, the D500. I am getting amazing results when shooting wildlife and nature photos, especially when paired with the D500. The VR feature is superb. Recently shot an owl in the woods after the sun went down, using only a monopod, at shutter speed 1/25. VR worked beyond expectations. Weight is decent for a 500mm lens. At my age (50), I can hand hold the lens while tracking birds in flight. Bokeh effect is smooth. When coupled with the TC-14E III, I don't lose image quality. I used this lens to cover an event at a mega church. Had to shoot from the back, so I left the 300mm f/2.8 at home and took this lens. I was able to capture the pastor and musical entourage in very sharp detail. Build quality is on par with Nikon pro lenses. Lens fits perfectly snug to all 3 of my DSLR bodies. Sharpness, color saturation, and contrast are key to obtaining exceptional image quality, and this lens delivers on all of those.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versitile super telephoto The reduction of weight and change or front-back weight balance makes this a very, very attractive lens to take the place of my current Nikon 600mm f4. I used it hand held with and without a 1.4x teleconverter and a monopod. The monopod was a piece of cake--it almost felt like the Nikon 300mm f 2.8. Hand held was not so bad giving a few good shots, which is not possible with the 600mm. Its very easy to pack in my backpack with the body attached leaving some extra space for other gear. Photo quality is typical Nikon--excellent. This is a great travel super telephoto lens
Date published: 2015-11-21
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