Redefine the boundaries of super telephoto precision and uncompromising versatility with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens. Take on the most arduous shooting environments, from adrenaline pumping action to wildlife photography, with this FX-format compatible 2.5x super-telephoto 200-500mm f/5.6 zoom lens. To ensure high-level optical proficiency with every shot, Extra-low Dispersion glass elements are integrated, along with a cutting-edge Vibration Reduction system. Further reinforcing the standard of NIKKOR technology, a Silent Wave Motor and electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism are employed to meet your expectations of stellar image quality, accuracy and sharpness.
- Compact super telephoto zoom lens for birding, wildlife, motorsports, events and more
- 500mm of zoom power on FX-format DSLRs; 750mm equivalent on DX-format DSLRS
- Fast f/5.6 constant aperture for beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and low-light performance
- Approx. 4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction with Sports mode
- AF compatible with optional TC-14E series teleconverters and DSLRs that offer f/8 support
Astounding views, comfortably in reach
Wherever your passion lies, this outstanding super telephoto zoom lens can bring it into focus. Capture and share stunning views of birds, wildlife, motorsports, athletes, performers, landmarks and other faraway subjects. A fast f/5.6 constant aperture gives your shots beautifully out-of-focus backgrounds across the entire zoom range. Turn fast-moving action into dazzling photo sequences - the electromagnetic diaphragm operates in sync for the fastest subjects and shutter speeds while Vibration Reduction image stabilisation keeps your shots sharp and steady. And in the rare cases when additional reach is needed, you can increase the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR's zoom power with an optional Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2x teleconverter*.
Lightweight, compact super telephoto zoom
Whether your subject is far in the distance or close, fast or slow, you can land the shot. On FX-format cameras, 500mm brings distant birds, wildlife, athletes, performers, landmarks and more into tight focus. DX-format cameras add an additional 1.5x zoom effect for an angle of view equivalent to a whopping 750mm! And despite that extreme power, you can also focus on subjects as close as 7.2 feet away for detail rich close-ups.
Approx. 4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction
At super telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can cause image blur. Vibration Reduction image stabilisation counteracts camera shake up to ~4.5 stops** for sharp photos and steady videos. You also can shoot at slower shutter speeds in low light - great for those magic moments at dawn and dusk. Sports Mode is optimised for camera pans and other movements common when shooting fast action.
Advanced Nikon lens technology
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass cuts through the glare of bright sunlight. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. The Electromagnetic diaphragm (E) operates in sync with the fastest shutter speeds and frame rates, even when using an optional teleconverter. Always bring home views that amaze.
|Type||F mount, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount|
|Focal length||200-500 mm|
|Maximum aperture||f/ 5.6|
|Minimum aperture||f/ 32|
|Lens construction||19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED elements)|
|Angle of view||Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 12° 20′ to 5° 00′, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 8° 00′ to 3° 10′|
|Minimum focus distance||2.2m (7.22 ft) from focal plane|
|VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization||Yes|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Diaphragm||Automatic electronic aperture control|
|Filter-attachment size||95mm (P = 1.0 mm)|
|Dimensions||Approx. 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)|
|Weight||Approx. 2300g (5 lb 1.2 oz), including tripod collar; Approx. 2090g (4 lb 9.8 oz) without tripod collar|
|AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)||Yes|
|Focus mode||Manual , Manual/Auto, Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus|
|Focus limit switch||FULL, ∞ to 6m|
|Focus distance indicator||Yes|
|Focal length scale||Graduated in millimeters (200, 300, 400, 500)|
|Zoom||Manual zoom using independent zoom ring|
|Supplied accessories||95mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-95, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-71, Lens Case CL-1434|
- Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens
- 95mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-95
- Rear Lens Cap LF-4
- Bayonet Hood HB-71
- Lens Case CL-1434
The lens incorporates an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. The following cameras are compatible with this lens: D4 series, D3 series, Df, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1
* Compatible with TC-14E series teleconverters (AF is only available when used with DSLR cameras that offer f/8 support. These include: D4, D4S, Df, D600, D610, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D7100, D7200). Compatible with TC-17E and TC-20E series teleconverters (AF not possible).
** Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.