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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens

BH #NI5004EVRAFS • MFR #20053
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Fluorite and Three ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Optimized for fast shooting speeds and working in difficult conditions, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is an impressive telephoto designed for Nikon FX-format DSLRs. The sophisticated optical design incorporates two fluorite and three extra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and distortions, as well as lessen the overall weight of the lens. Also contributing to improved image quality, both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to lessen flare and ghosting for improved contrast, clarity, and color fidelity. Protecting the advanced optical design is a front fluorine-coated meniscus glass element that, when paired with the weather-resistant magnesium-alloy barrel, supports working in inclement conditions.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Overview

Optimized for fast shooting speeds and working in difficult conditions, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is an impressive telephoto designed for Nikon FX-format DSLRs. The sophisticated optical design incorporates two fluorite and three extra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and distortions, as well as lessen the overall weight of the lens. Also contributing to improved image quality, both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to lessen flare and ghosting for improved contrast, clarity, and color fidelity. Protecting the advanced optical design is a front fluorine-coated meniscus glass element that, when paired with the weather-resistant magnesium-alloy barrel, supports working in inclement conditions.

A Silent Wave Motor AF system produces fast, near-silent focusing performance that suits both stills shooting and movie recording, which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the manual 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 by up to four shutter speed steps. 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.
Two fluorite and three extra-low dispersion lens elements work to reduce chromatic aberrations; 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 up to four shutter speed 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 meniscus glass 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. The collar ring also incorporates ball bearings for smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.
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 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.
UPC: 018208200535

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Specs

Focal Length
500mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
11.81' / 3.6 m
Maximum Magnification
0.14x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)
5.51 x 15.24" / 140 x 387 mm
Weight
6.81 lb / 3.09 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
21 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.2 x 16.2 x 13.5"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Reviews

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can this lens be used with an FTZ adapter on a ...

can this lens be used with an FTZ adapter on a Z7II?
Asked by: Richard
Yes, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens can be used with the Nikon FTZ adapter to mount with the Nikon Z7 II.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-01-30

Hi!how much vignetting can you consider as normal ...

Hi!how much vignetting can you consider as normal on this tele?. On my Newly purcased(in Sweden) it’s a major component on pictures with full opened aparture!
Asked by: Henrik
Should add that my Camera is the D850 if that matters?. According to another photograf who’s using the D4 ,he has never noticed any significant vignetting on full aperture...
Answered by: Henrik
Date published: 2020-03-10

question

What is the Nikon Warranty on a New lens? One year, two, or 5?
Asked by: Morris
Included with the lens:Limited 1-Year WarrantyLimited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Is this lens manufactured in Japan or in China like the new 300mm f/4 PF VR?
Asked by: Philippe
Nikon always produce their high end optics in Japan.
Answered by: ABRAHAM K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Power Consumption? Just mounted this to a Z7 ...

Power Consumption? Just mounted this to a Z7 which was previously used with a 200-500 F5.6 Nikkor. The power consumption with it seems very high compared to the zoom. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks
Asked by: Timothy
We have not heard of any issue regarding this lens. We suggest testing with a fresh battery. If you are finding a noticeable difference in the power usage and you have had the lens from B&H less than 30 days, please contact B&H Customer Service regarding an exchange or return.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-01-29

Will this work with the TC14EIII teleconverter?

Will this work with the TC14EIII teleconverter?
Asked by: Homer M.
The Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III is compatible with this lens.
Answered by: Luis L
Date published: 2020-11-12

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Has Anyone who owns this lens found a good quality plate that fits well?
Asked by: Rob L.
Wimberly replacement foot works great! Sorry for the delay. I was on the road until a couple of days ago and couldn't remember which foot I had purchased. <a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765185-REG/Wimberley_AP_554_Replacement_Arca_Type_Foot_for.html#customerReview target= _blank >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/765185-REG/Wimberley_AP_554_Replacement_Arca_Type_Foot_for.html#customerReview</a>
Answered by: Ardith B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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The CT 505 Hard Case is pictured with the lens. Is it included?
Asked by: Scott
Yes, it comes in the case, which provides very good protection.
Answered by: Anthony P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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