Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR Lens

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR Lens

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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR Lens

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.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR - Announced Jun 14, 2018
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Specifications
Primary specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 500 mm
Image stabilization Yes
CIPA Image stabilization rating 4 stop(s)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F5.6
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 19
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings 1 PF + 3 ED elements, Nano Crystal and fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 3.00 m (118.11)
Maximum magnification 0.18×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 1460 g (3.22 lb)
Diameter 106 mm (4.17)
Length 237 mm (9.33)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 95 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes
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