Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D500 with 200-500mm Lens Wildlife Kit

Nikon D500 with 200-500mm Lens Wildlife Kit

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  • AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens
  • Tripod Legs and Gimbal Head
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  • 1Description

Compiled with the nature photographer in mind, this Nikon D500 with 200-500mm Lens Wildlife Kit put together by B&H bundles the capable APS-C body and AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E lens with a sturdy aluminum tripod and gimbal head.

  • Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

    As the flagship model within Nikon's DX-format DSLR line, the D500 is characterized by its robust physical construction, apt imaging capabilities, and of course, a more compact, sleek form factor than its FX brethren. Revolving around a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this camera appeals to both still and video shooters with its fast 10 fps continuous shooting rate and 4K UHD video recording abilities. The sensor and processor also combine to avail a native sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, which can be further expanded to ISO 1640000 for working in dark and difficult lighting conditions. Benefitting the fast shooting performance, the D500 is also characterized by its expansive Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which features 99 cross-type points for fast performance and accurate subject tracking capabilities. While sleek in stature, the D500 is by no means slim on functionality and versatility.

    Besides the imaging assets, this advanced DSLR also features an impressive handling design that incorporates a 3.2", 2.36m-dot, tilting LCD touchscreen, which affords a comfortable means for working from high and low angles. An updated version of SnapBridge is also featured, which provides Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC, as well as Bluetooth Low Energy technology for linking your mobile device for wireless image sharing. In addition to the convenience features, the D500 is housed within a durable magnesium alloy chassis that is both dust- and weather-sealed for working in inclement conditions and harsh environments.

    20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor
    The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 5 image processor to provide an esteemed mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, an can be further expanded to ISO 50-1640000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging of situations. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range.

    In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps with full-time autofocus and exposure metering. Up to 200 frames can be recorded in a single burst, even when shooting 14-bit lossless compressed NEF files. Additionally, slower continuous shooting rates are available as well as a Quiet Continuous Mode for shooting 3 fps in noise-sensitivity areas.
    4K UHD Video Recording
    Capable of recording more than just stills, the D500 supports 4K UHD video recording at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates and Full HD/HD recording at up to 60 fps, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. For maintained quality and versatility in how your movies look, three image area options are available:
    • 4K UHD movie image format is an area that provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use and is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
    • 1.3x-based movie image area provides a 1.3x crop of the DX sensor, and is used for recording FULL HD and HD video.
    • DX-based movie image format utilizes the full width of the DX-format sensor, and is used to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 and HD 1280 x 720 video. This setting is well-suited for shallow depth of field effects and provides the widest field of view.

    As with still shooting, the wide range of sensitivities is available for recording in low- and bright-light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100-1640000, and sensitivity values are manually adjustable via the dedicated movie-shooting menu. Also, a video-optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be used during recording to flatten the overall contrast curve for more control during post-production and color grading.

    Benefitting handheld shooting, an Electronic Vibration Reduction feature can be used during Full HD and HD recording, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake across three axes to control horizontal, vertical, and rotational movements. Additionally, Active D-Lighting can also be employed during Full HD/HD shooting to preserve highlight and shadow detail when working in high-contrast situations.

    In regard to handling, a dedicated power aperture button (Pv) makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain consistent brightness when working in changing light situations. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality. Regardless if using the in-camera mic or an external mic, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack, which afford 30 different volume levels for playback.

    In addition to straight movie recording, time-lapse recording, for up to 9999 consecutive frames shot over the course of up to one week, is also possible with up to 4K UHD/30p output from the camera.
    153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System
    Matching the speed and imaging capabilities is the apt Multi-CAM 20K AF system, which features 153 total phase-detection points, including 99 cross-type sensors for improved subject recognition, and 55 of the points are selectable for greater compositional freedom. Benefitting the use of super telephoto lenses and teleconverters, 15 of the points, including 9 selectable points, are compatible with an effective aperture of f/8 and all 153 points support working with effective apertures of f/5.6 or brighter.

    Complementing the abundance of focusing points is a dedicated AF engine, which offers quick response times to benefit tracking fast and randomly moving subjects, even at the top 10 fps shooting rate. The AF engine also contributes to enhanced focusing sensitivity, with all points capable of focusing -3 EV and the center point capable of reading at -4 EV for working in very dark, low-contrast situations.

    Furthering the versatility of the focusing system, seven different AF-area modes can be selected to support varying types of subjects matter:
    • Single-Point AF: The camera uses a single point to find focus.
    • Dynamic-Area AF: Available with 25, 72, or 153-point selections, this mode uses a primary single focus point to lock onto focus, and then makes use of the surrounding points for maintaining focus while tracking erratically-moving subjects.
    • Group-Area AF: This mode treats smaller groups of AF points as a single point for a wider field of recognition, and is well-suited to tracking faces or other detailed subjects.
    • 3D-Tracking: Using a subject's color information, this mode utilizes all 153 points to maintain focus on a moving subject while half-pressing the shutter button.
    • Auto-Area AF: This mode makes use of all 153 points to quickly identify the main subject, and then prioritizes recognized faces as portrait subjects in any AF servo mode.

    In addition to the range of AF-area modes, an AF lock-on function can also be used to improve subject tracking performance, and can be adjusted by two parameters-quick or delayed blacked shot AF response and erratic or steady subject movement. By configuring these settings, the AF performance can be optimized to handle a wide variety of subject movement types.

    Lastly, a unique auto AF fine-tune function can be employed to ensure the best possible focus for each mounted lens. Rather than relying on photographing distance charts, this function lets you achieve precise focus manually in live view, and then have the AF system calibrate itself to the fine-tuned focus position in order to alleviate front- and back-focusing issues.
    Body Design
    • A large 3.2" rear LCD monitor features a high 2,359k-dot resolution for clear, vivid playback and live view shooting. The monitor is also a touchscreen for more intuitive menu navigation and settings control, and is usable while shooting, giving you the ability to choose a focus point or an area to set the white balance from. The screen can also be used as a keyboard for quickly entering notes, copyright info, or IPTC information. Additionally, it features a tilting design for easier visibility when shooting from high and low working angles.
    • A bright pentaprism optical viewfinder offers 100% frame coverage and a 1.0x magnification, and incorporates an organic EL display system to provide shooting information for seamless adjustment over camera settings without removing your eye from the viewfinder. Additionally, the optical glass features enhanced coatings for increased brightness, contrast, and color neutrality for more lifelike viewing.
    • Extending file saving capabilities by permitting overflow recording, in-camera file duplicating, or the ability to segregate raw and JPEG files between two cards, the D500 is configured with both SD and XQD memory card slots.
    • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
    • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor are shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and are further accentuated by anti-slip, textured controls and easy-to-open card slot covers. Additionally, most of the rear buttons on the rear of the camera are illuminated for greater visibility when working in dim lighting conditions. Two configurable Fn buttons, one front-facing and the other rear-facing, may be assigned for checking depth of field or used for other shooting controls.
    • The included EN-EL15 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is CIPA-rated to last for approximately 1240 shots per charge in single-frame release modes. The optional MB-D17 Multi-Power Battery Pack can also be added to further extend shooting times.
    SnapBridge Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Supporting a wealth of sharing and tagging possibilities, the D500 features built-in SnapBridge Wi-Fi connectivity to enable seamless transfer of imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE – Bluetooth Low Energy technology enables communication between the camera and a smart device. Additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported to provide a quick and simple tap-to-connect method for linking your mobile devices with the camera.

    For faster wireless performance, the D500 is also compatible with the optional WT-7A Wireless Transmitter enabling transmission of image files via FTP server or computer at speeds of up to 866.7 Mbps.
    Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
    The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 180k-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
    Other Camera Features
    • Three types of auto white balance are available: Auto 0, which maintains natural white values under any lighting condition; Auto 1, which maintains a balances of color between the subject and ambient light conditions; and Auto 2, which renders colors with a natural warmth and retains the colors of various types of lighting.
    • In-camera flicker reduction is available for both stills shooting and movie recording.
    • Three different sizes of raw files can be used depending on your output needs; raw size medium and small are 12-bit lossless compressed NEF files while the large file size is a 14-bit lossless uncompressed or compressed NEF file.
    • Spot White Balance control for live view shooting makes setting the white balance as easy as pointing to the area in the frame that should be white. Additionally, 1-6 preset white balance settings can be stored for easier switching between different light sources.
    • The D500 is compatible with the radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system, which permits working with the optional WR-R10 Controller and WR-A10 Receiver, along with the SB-5000, for intuitive, controllable wireless flash shooting.
    • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, Flat, and user-customizable settings.
    • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
    UPC: 018208015597
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens

    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.

    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: 018208200580
  • Benro TMA47AXL Extra Long Series 4 Mach3 Aluminum Tripod

    Support up to 44.1 lb worth of gear with the TMA47AXL Extra Long Series 4 Mach3 Aluminum Tripod from Benro. Made from aluminum, the 3-section legs are secured via twist locks and extend to a maximum height of 85.1". The center column can be replaced with the included short column to allow the tripod to reach a minimum height of 18.7". The rubber feet can be swapped out for metal spikes so that the tripod can be used on hard surfaces, such as ice, or soft surfaces, like carpeting or a lawn. A ballast hook on the center column allows for the addition of stabilizing weight, and the included carrying case protects the tripod during transport. A 3/8"-16 threaded stud on the mounting platform lets you attach a head of your choice.

  • Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head

    Balance and maneuver large telephoto lenses effortlessly with the Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head. An ideal support for sports and wildlife photographers, this head is capable of handling a 44 lb payload and allows fluid movement on both vertical and horizontal axes. Because of the head's independent pan lock and 360° range of movement, it allows you to capture fast-moving objects.

    Lens Compatibility
    70-200mm f/2.8 or f/4, 100-400mm, 150-600mm, 300mm f/4, 400mm f/5.6, 200-500mm, and other similar-sized lenses
    Weight Capacity
    The gimbal head can support, balance, and maneuver large telephoto lenses that weigh up to 44 lb
    Arca-type Mount
    The Arca-type compatible plate has two 1/4"-20 threaded mounts, but they are also supplied with two 3/8"-16 bushings
    360° Panning with Independent pan Lock
    The 9" tall head rotates a full 360° and locks into place with its independent pan lock
    Duplicate Set-Ups
    Numbered scales are located on the clamp and on the swing arm, so the telephoto lens can have a repeated set up on the gimbal head
    Threaded Tripod Mount
    The gimbal head mounts directly to tripods with a 3/8"-16 threaded mount, but a reducer bushing can be utilized for smaller 1/4"-20 threads
    Material of Construction
    The gimbal head is made of aluminum and weighs 3.2 lb
    UPC: 847628007345
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  • 1Description
  • Nikon D500 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
    Imaging
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Camera Format DX / (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.9 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.7 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
    Movies: MOV,
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    XQD
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Eye Point 16.00 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.0x
    Diopter Adjustment -2 to +1 m
    Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (2,359,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-1640000)
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second 
    Remote Control WR-R10, WR-1 (Optional)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV -4.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Steps)
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps at 20.9 MP for up to 200 Frames in Raw Format
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Flash
    Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
    Hi-Speed Sync
    Off
    Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
    Rear Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash No
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
    Dedicated Flash System iTTL
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (H.264)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (H.264)
    1280 x 720p at 50/60 fps (H.264)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
    ISO Sensitivity Auto/Manual, 100 - 51200, Expandable to 1640000
    Focus Manual
    Continuous Auto
    Max Video Clip Length 3840 x 2160: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds 
    1920 x 1080: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds 
    1280 x 720: 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds 
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Performance
    Self Timer 20 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0 Micro-B, Nikon 10-Pin, USB 3.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1 x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7 VDC, 1900 mAh
    AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Optional)
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 85 - 0%
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2" / 147.0 x 115.0 x 81.0 mm
    Weight 1.89 lb / 860 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.4 x 5.8"
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens
    Performance
    Focal Length 200 - 500mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/5.6
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Angle of View 12° 20' - 5°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.22' / 2.2 m
    Magnification 0.22x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.55
    Optical Design 19 Elements in 12 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 95 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 4.25 x 10.53" / 108 x 267.5 mm
    Weight 5.07 lb / 2.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 7.6 x 7.5"
  • Benro TMA47AXL Extra Long Series 4 Mach3 Aluminum Tripod
    General
    Load Capacity 44.1 lb / 20 kg
    Maximum Working Height 85.1" / 216.2 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 71.1" / 180.6 cm
    Minimum Working Height 18.7" / 47.5 cm
    Folded Length 31.3" / 79.5 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Legsrctxsduttdwswtbbzbabetytwerbtsq
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Tripod Feet Features Spiked, Retractable
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Removable
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.6 x 6.5 x 6.5"
  • Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head
    General
    Head Type Gimbal Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 44 lb / 19.96 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 9.0 x W: 9.3" / H: 22.9 x W: 23.6 cm
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.45 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 10.1 x 3.2"

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