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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens

BH #NI6004GEDVR • MFR #2173
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
The AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens from Nikon is a high performance fast super telephoto prime lens for Nikon F mount cameras. It is compatible with both FX- and DX-format DSLRs and provides 900mm focal length equivalence on DX-format cameras. It is a robust and durable lens incorporating a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade dust and moisture sealing allows it to be used in more rugged situations. It is extraordinarily long reaching and is effective for drawing in distant subjects and serves well those involved in sports and wildlife photography as well as other ultra-telephoto applications.
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Nikon 600mm f/4.0 Overview

The AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens from Nikon is a high performance fast super telephoto prime lens for Nikon F mount cameras. It is compatible with both FX- and DX-format DSLRs and provides 900mm focal length equivalence on DX-format cameras. It is a robust and durable lens incorporating a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade dust and moisture sealing allows it to be used in more rugged situations. It is extraordinarily long reaching and is effective for drawing in distant subjects and serves well those involved in sports and wildlife photography as well as other ultra-telephoto applications.

This lens features the improved Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization system that reduces the blur caused by camera shake, something particularly effective when shooting in dim light at such a long focal length. In addition, this lens also features the Tripod Detection mode, which reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release, when mounted on a tripod.

The internal focus system and Silent Wave Motor enable fast, precise and near-silent autofocus action and direct manual focus override provides immediate access to precise manual focus by simply rotating the focus ring. In addition, a focus limiter switch, focus lock and AF memory recall buttons offer more convenient control of focus placement. Three extra-low dispersion glass elements incorporated into the optical design correct chromatic aberrations and the use of Nano Crystal and Super Integrated lens coatings reduce flare and ghosting. 

A built-in rotating tripod/monopod collar offers stability and filtering is provided with a 52mm drop-in style filter holder. A two-piece lens hood is included as is a large trunk-style carrying case. 

High-powered, super telephoto lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX- and DX-format image sensors.
Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization enables shooting at up to 2.5 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible for dramatically sharper still images and video capture.
Tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod.
Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocus with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation.
A focus limiter switch, focus lock and AF memory recall buttons enable faster and more accurate control of focus placement.
Exclusive Nano Crystal and Super Integrated lens coatings combine to further reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.
Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements control chromatic aberrations while enhancing color, sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings.
This lens features a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade, dust- and moisture-resistant construction.
New A/M focus mode provides fast, secure switching between auto and manual focus operation.
UPC: 018208021734

Nikon 600mm f/4.0 Specs

Performance
Focal Length600mm
ApertureMaximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityNikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View4° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance15.7' / 4.79 m
Close-Up Magnification0.14x
Optical Design15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Features
Image StabilizationYes
AutofocusYes
Tripod CollarYes Fixed - rotating
Physical
Filter ThreadDrop-In: 52 mm
Dimensions (ø x L)6.5 x 17.5" / 16.51 x 44.45 cm
Weight11.2 lb / 5.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight29.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.4 x 14.5 x 12.1"
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Since purchasing this lens, though she is quite heavy, would you have chosen the 500mm instead-less weight same quality a little less reaching capabilities or reach farther and go for the 800mm tripod mounted lens build up your muscles and gain more in the long run? If cost was not an issue respectfully.
Asked by: MICHAEL C.
NO,THE 600mm VR IS THE BEST FOR BIRDING!!! BEST COMPROMISE!!! AN 800mm 5.6cost's $18,000 DOLLARS!!! A 600mm f/4 WORKS FOR HANDHELD FLIGHT SHOOTING,IN APINCH,BUT IS FINE ON A MONOPOD!!! AND ON A GIMBAL HEAD WITH THE TC-14-E-II orIII,BECOMES AN 840mm f/5.6 THAT WILL OUTSHOOT ANYTHING ELSE FOR THE PRICE!!!
Answered by: BRIAN M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Has this lens ever save you from total embarrassment on show your portfolio day?
Asked by: MICHAEL C.
are you more concerned about having a good lens... or what other people judge you by? Sad to even ask the question.
Answered by: Calvin P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I'm ready to purchase, but would like to know what's the warranty on the lens, and who covers it? Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The USA lens would come with Nikon USAs warranty, which would be a 5-year warranty (first year international, remaining four years USA only). The Imported lens would come with a one-year warranty from B&H.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What is the weight?

What is the weight?
Asked by: john
All in all, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens (B&H# NI6004GEDVR) with all associated items weighs 29.8 lbs (13.52 kg). The lens itself weighs in at 11.24 lbs (5.1 kg).
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2021-11-03

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Besides the difference in weight, would the FL version of this lens be any better than the VR ? Optics would be my only comparison. A tad difference in AF response may not matter much to me.
Asked by: Anonymous
Be careful, BOTH versions have VR. The newest version has updated optics and is lighter. It is the best of both worlds. That is why Nikon discontinued the older version.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How much doe this lens weigh?

How much doe this lens weigh?
Asked by: Arthur
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR weighs 11.15 lbs (5.06 kg)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-10-17

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What is the difference between this lens and the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens, other than around a $4000 price difference?
Asked by: Michael
The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR listed above was originally released in 2007. The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens, released last year in 2015, uses Nikon's latest technology providing enhanced autofocus tracking and improved optical performance, with fluorite lens elements which help in both reducing chromatic aberration and decreasing the weight of the lens. The new lens weighs 8.3 lbs (as opposed to the 11.5 lbs of the lens you list above, almost 3 lbs lighter, which will be advantageous for long sports games or wildlife shooting). The new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens also has an electromagnetic diaphragm to assist in maintaining consistent exposures when shooting fast action and using continuous burst shooting.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this work with the Nikon D-800 camera body?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D800.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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