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

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Wildlife Kit
Key Features
  • SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • Flash Extender
  • Tripod Legs
  • Gimbal Head
An ideal set for wildlife photographers, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Wildlife Kit by B&H packages a telephoto lens with a sturdy tripod and gimbal head for stability. The kit also includes a SB-5000 AF Speedlight flash and flash extender for illuminating subjects at distance.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Wildlife Kit


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

  • 1Description
  • 2Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens
  • 3Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
  • 4Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
  • 5Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight
  • 6Visual Echoes FX6 Better Beamer Flash Extender

An ideal set for wildlife photographers, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens Wildlife Kit by B&H packages a telephoto lens with a sturdy tripod and gimbal head for stability. The kit also includes a SB-5000 AF Speedlight flash and flash extender for illuminating subjects at distance.

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

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

Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

The GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Gitzo is a high capacity carbon fiber tripod that represents the ultimate goals of the Systematic lineup—minimal weight, durability, and uncompromising stability. The Series 3 tripods are optimal for traveling light but with extremely sturdy support, especially for those who prefer to work without a center column or need enhanced modularity.

Within the Series 3 line the GT3543LS is given the "Long" designation as it can extend from a minimum height of 3.5", to a maximum height of 57.5", all while maintaining an impressive weight capacity of 55 lb. Incorporating Gitzo's patented carbon eXact tubing, the GT3543LS sports maximum rigidity while keeping its weight to an absolute minimum. Weighing just 4.5 lb allows the tripod it be easily carried or transported in the studio or out in the field. It's folded length of just 22.4" makes storing or travelling with the tripod easy and convenient.

The Systematic line also features an array of unique, patented, and useful features which set a standard for professional quality. The key design element of the series is the use of Gitzo's Carbon eXact tubes which are extremely rigid despite their lightweight design. The carbon tubing is complimented by Gitzo's G-Lock Ultra twist-locks which maintain stable, solid connections between leg sections and prevent joint damage by blocking out dirt, dust, and moisture. Each leg on the tripod features a 50mm rubber articulating foot, providing a stable and versatile base for setting the tripod on most surfaces. If required, the feet may be removed and replaced with optional metal spikes for increased stability in sand, dirt, mud, snow, and ice. The base of the tripod also features a 3/8"-16 Easy Link attachment thread, allowing the user to connect a variety of accessories to the tripod including magic arms, shoe adapters, LED lights, monitors, and more.

UPC: 719821384182

Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base

The Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base is a gimbal-type tripod head that incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and adjustable platform to make the camera/lens' center of gravity and tilt axis of the head be perfectly aligned.

Things once thought of as impossible with a ball head are nothing short of mundane with a Wimberley, because a weightless camera/lens combo (even a 600mm f/4 w/ large body) can literally be controlled with one finger. Point the rig where you want and take the hand away, and it stays exactly where you put it.

The Version II head is more compact and lightweight, features a redesigned panning base, "soft-touch" knobs, and includes a built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base. An Arca-type quick release plate is required and is available separately.

The built-in industry-standard Arca-type quick release clamp makes it compatible with the many different plates available from Arca-Swiss, Acratech , Kirk, Wimberly, Really Right Stuff, Foba, etc.
The head does not have separate controls for tension and locking, but the locking controls deliver smooth resistance with diminished "stick-slip".
The overall height of the head is 9.25" (23.5cm), with the lens platform adjustable from 3.5 to 7.1" (8.9 x 18cm). The centerline of a balanced lens will be approximately 8.4" (21.3cm) above the bottom of the head.
Distance from the mounting surface of the platform to the tilt axis: Adjustable from 1.1 to 4.8" (2.8 to 12.2cm).
The head's redesigned panning base has zero play and the pan locking knob has been moved to the side of the head; this allows the user to easily operate both knobs with the same hand.
Lobed "soft-touch" knobs provide a more comfortable grip and perform better when using gloves.
Powder coated/anodized finish.
Made in the U.S.A.
UPC: 753182834412

Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight

Nikon has reimagined both on- and off-camera lighting with the SB-5000 AF Speedlight, which brings revolutionary radio control to the Creative Lighting System with Advanced Wireless Lighting and comes equipped with a world's first shoe-mounted flash cooling system that enables up to 100 consecutive full-power flashes. These features alone are enough to put it at the top of the speedlight heap, but the SB-5000 doesn't rest and provides a powerful guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm while also shrinking in overall size compared to its predecessors.

Of course, the SB-5000 AF Speedlight is fully compatible with Nikon's i-TTL automatic exposure system found in a majority of their cameras for fast, accurate operation. The radio control implemented in the SB-5000 requires a compatible DSLR using the WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller in order to fully realize the power of the system. This enables the camera and flash to wirelessly control up to six groups of flashes from up to 98' away, without requiring any line of sight. Also, the SB-5000 and the radio system are fully compatible with the existing optical triggering method of older units and can even be mixed and matched for maximum versatility.

Designed for reliability as well as versatility, the innovative built-in cooling system of the SB-5000 is a first for shoe-mounted flashes. It vents heat quickly and efficiently, allowing you to fire up to 100 consecutive full power flashes without issue. It also means that the flash can be made smaller without compromising performance. This new design also ensures speedy and intuitive operation, implementing an Info button for fast access to some of your most commonly used settings.

As a standard flash the SB-5000 will not disappoint, providing a wide ranging zoom head of 24-200mm which can be extended down to 14mm with use of the built-in diffusion panel. The head will also tilt from -7 to +90° and rotate left and right 180° for complete bounce capabilities. Full sync mode support is available with slow, high-speed, 1st and 2nd curtain options.

The flash has a quick recycle time of 1.8-2.6 seconds and runs on four AA batteries. It can be powered by select external battery packs. A PC terminal can be found on the SB-5000 for further triggering options and it comes with a stand, diffusion dome, fluorescent and incandescent filters, and a soft case.

Radio control Advanced Wireless Lighting when used with a D5 or D500 DSLR equipped with WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller and WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter
Radio triggering range of 98' with no line-of-sight requirement and with control over 6 groups of flashes
Shoe-mount flash cooling system with a heat-shedding design enables over 100 bursts at full output without overheating
Guide number of 113' at ISO 100 and 35mm or 180' at ISO 100 and 200mm
Coverage of 14-24mm in FX when using built-in wide-angle diffusion panel
Manual power output from 1/1 to 1/256
Light distribution angle is automatically adjustable to the camera's image area in both FX and DX formats with standard, even, and center-weighted options
Wireless Commander TTL capabilities with both optical and radio trigger options
Commander Mode to set up optical wireless flashes in 3 groups and in one of 4 channels
Control and mix optical and radio flashes
Backlit rear LCD panel
Customize settings with Unified Flash Control and a personal computer with version 2.23 or later of Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 software installed
Flash head tilts with click-stops at -7°, 0°, 45 °, 60°, 75°, and 90°
Flash head rotates left and right with click-stops at 0°, 30°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, and 180°
Flash exposure compensation from -3 to +3 EV in 1/3 EV steps
Info button for fast access to commonly adjusted settings
Works with SK-6 Power Bracket Unit and SD-9 High-Performance Battery Pack
Flash-ready indicator lights
Flash duration of 1/980 to 1/30,820 second depending on output setting
AF-assist light, modeling illuminator, monitor pre-flashes, and test firing settings
Automatic color filter detection for adjusting the camera's color temperature settings
Firmware can be updated through camera
UPC: 018208048151

Visual Echoes FX6 Better Beamer Flash Extender

The Visual Echos FX6 Better Beamer Flash Extender will help to increase the reach of the flash, and increases the flash output by about 2 to 3 f/stops. It focuses and concentrates the output of the flash into a narrow beam via the Fresnel screen that gets positioned in front of the flash. This allows shooting at greater distances and shooting with smaller apertures.

The Better Beamer is designed to be used with lenses 300mm and longer. Its rugged injection-molded plastic side supports are attached to the flash head by a sturdy elastic "hook-and-loop" band. The rigid supports hold the Fresnel screen in place in both horizontal and vertical formats. Just weighs 2.5 oz.

The FX6 version is designed to fit the Nikon SB-5000 AF, SB-910 AF, SB-900 AF Speedlights and the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT, without any need for use of additional "shims."

Excellent for wildlife and birding photography, where long-distance fill-flash is often required, especially with a bright sunlight background. The use of fill flash opens up the shadows without the appearance that a flash was used.
When used with TTL flash metering, exposure is automatically set by the camera and flash, and no special compensation is required.
Reduces the drain on battery power by two-thirds.

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

Physical
Focal Length500mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance11.81' / 3.6 m
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size40.5 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)5.51 x 15.24" / 140 x 387 mm
Weight6.81 lb / 3.09 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight20 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26.2 x 16.2 x 13.5"

Gitzo GT3543LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) Specs

General
Load Capacity55.12 lb / 25 kg
Maximum Working Height57.5" / 146 cm
Minimum Working Height3.5" / 9 cm
Folded Length22.44" / 57 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Screw
Weight4.48 lb / 2.03 kg
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Bubble LevelYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.30" / 32.9 mm
Feet FeaturesRemovable
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26 x 7.5 x 6.7"

Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base Specs

General
Head TypeGimbal Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Physical
DimensionsH: 9.2 x W: 3.5 x L: 9.7" / H: 23.5 x W: 8.9 x L: 24.7 cm
Weight3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.085 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.65 x 10.65 x 3.7"

Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number113.19' / 34.5 m at ISO 100 (35 mm Position)
180.45' / 55 m at ISO 100 (200 mm Position)
CoverageFull-Frame
24 to 200 mm
14 mm (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Angle of Coverage12 to 84°
84 to 114° (with Wide-Angle Adapter)
Auto Zoom HeadYes
Bounce Head-7 to +90°
Swivel Head360°
Flash Duration1/980 to 1/30820 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 1.8 to 2.6 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual, Nikon i-TTL
Flash ModesHi-Speed Sync, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Power Range1/1 to 1/256
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Wireless
Wireless OperationRadio (TTL/Manual)
Up to 98.43' / 30 m (Commander, Slave)
Optical Pulse (TTL/Manual)
Up to 32.81' / 10 m (Commander, Slave)
Wireless Channels4
Wireless Groups6
Power
Internal Power4 x AA (Alkaline, NiMH)
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera TerminalPC
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.9 x 5.4 x 4.1" / 73 x 137 x 103.5 mm
Weight14.81 oz / 420 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.45 x 4.6 x 4.55"

Visual Echoes FX6 Better Beamer Flash Extender Specs

Physical
Modifier TypeFlash Extender
Attachment MethodStrap
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.95 x 5.15 x 1.7"
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