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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens

BH #NI20050056VR • MFR #20058
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
Spanning a long, versatile zoom range, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens from Nikon is a telephoto zoom characterized by a constant f/5.6 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for increased sharpness and color accuracy. Also contributing to improved image quality, a Super Integrated Coating has been applied to lens elements to lessen flare and ghosting for improved contrast and clarity.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Overview

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Spanning a long, versatile zoom range, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens from Nikon is a telephoto zoom characterized by a constant f/5.6 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions for increased sharpness and color accuracy. Also contributing to improved image quality, a Super Integrated Coating has been applied to lens elements to lessen flare and ghosting for improved contrast and clarity.

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 4.5 shutter speed stops. 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.

Designed for use with FX image sensors, this lens is also compatible with DX sensors where it will provide a 300-750mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/5.6 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
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.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake for up to 4.5 shutter speed stops, benefiting this lens' use in low-light conditions. Additionally, a designated Sport Mode is well-suited to working in fast-paced conditions where panning and other lateral camera movements are more common.
A rotating tripod collar offers well-balanced support for photographing atop a tripod or monopod with either vertical or horizontal shooting orientations.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

The following cameras are compatible with this lens: D5, D4 series, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters.
UPC: 018208200580

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Specs

Focal Length200 to 500mm
Maximum Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View12° 20' to 5°
Minimum Focus Distance7.22' / 2.2 m
Maximum Magnification0.22x
Optical Design19 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.25 x 10.53" / 108 x 267.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension13.5" / 343 mm
Weight5.07 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.925 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.3 x 7.65 x 7.5"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Reviews

Amazing!

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

The lens has so far been such a joy to work with, but the service from B&H shows why they're world class. From the quote to delivery everything went perfectly and fast. Communication was incredible and will surely go through them again for all my photo needs!

Great lens!

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

I got this lens a couple of weeks before the lunar eclipse, so I was able to capture that. Very sharp lens, looking forward to using it in the future for landscape and wildlife shooting. You'll be glad you got this one, great value for the money!

amazing lens for wildlife

By Fred
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

recently upgraded to this lens and so far it does an excellent job...the auto focus and struggle sometimes but thats normal with lens at its full zoom...what shocked me the most is how effective the VR is when handheld and how the image maintains its sharpness when cropped.

Sharp and fast

By Don
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

Love it for wild life

5 Stars As Expected

By nonoy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

Fall in love with birding and had nothing to think about but to get a 200-500mm f5.6 combo with my D500. AF works perfectly and boy, it was really quick. Got this bad boy last Black Friday Sale of 2021. Highly recommended. Thank you, B&H.

Heavy weight lens

By Spencer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-12

I like the results but it's oh so heavy. Best for the money option available! The IQ is great.

Nikon 200-500, the best value

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-22

I've had my lens almost two weeks. Have been taking sample photos with it. Learning the best ways to handhold & mounted on a tripod. Picked up some tips from a few pros I subscribe to on the best settings and customizing a couple rear camera buttons on my D500 to help with tracking & single focus allowing the lens & camera to function smoothly.

Reasonably Priced Tele

By Robin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

This lens is a bit of a brute size and weight wise. Controls are smooth with no rattling around inside. For the price, IQ and color is surprisingly good. Didn't want to spend a ton on a super tele but needed something for the occasional sporting event, moon, wildlife shot. Need to shoot this over your knees or seat back for sports or at lease a mono. Can free hand this but not for long. Good piece of glass for $$.

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