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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR lens
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR High-performance, FX format, super-telephoto lens Contrary to popular belief, a super telephoto does not have to be a massive lens, proven here with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR. Taking exceptionally long reach and giving it a hand-holdable form... read more

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR

High-performance, FX format, super-telephoto lens

Contrary to popular belief, a super telephoto does not have to be a massive lens, proven here with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR.

Taking exceptionally long reach and giving it a hand-holdable form factor, this 500mm prime utilizes a unique Phase Fresnel element to greatly reduce the size and weight compared to previous versions of the focal length.

This PF element, along with three extra-low dispersion elements, also helps to virtually eliminate colour fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity, sharpness, and colour fidelity.

Complementing this advanced optical design, individual elements also feature both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings to suppress flare and ghosting, as well as a protective fluorine coating to guard the optical system from dust and moisture.

Benefitting the optical design

This telephoto features a Silent Wave Motor AF system that produces fast, near-silent focusing performance to suit both stills shooting and movie recording, and which can instantly be manually overridden by simply turning the 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 for sharper handheld shooting.

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.

One Phase Fresnel element and three extra-low dispersion lens elements

Work to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing; improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and colour 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 four 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 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
  • Compatible with optional AF-S Teleconverter TC-14, TC-17, and TC-20 teleconverters

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 Z7/Z6 with FTZ, 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.

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MPN: JAA535DA

Barcode: 4960759149923

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR lens Specification

  • Focal Length 500mm
  • Maximum Aperture f/5.6
  • Minimum Aperture f/32
  • Lens Mount Nikon F
  • Format Compatibility Full-Frame
  • Angle of View 5°
  • Maximum Magnification 0.18x
  • Minimum Focus Distance 9.84' / 3 m
  • Optical Design 19 Elements in 11 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
  • Focus Type Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
  • Filter Size 95 mm (Front)
  • Dimensions (ø x L) 4.17 x 9.33' / 106 x 237 mm
  • Weight 3.2 lb / 1460 g

MPN: JAA535DA

Barcode: 4960759149923

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Customer Reviews

By JoeGlossop on 19th January 2023
"Very good lens, perfect for hand holding. Castle Cameras offer fantastic customer service quickly sorting out an issue that I had. Would 100% recommend!"
Star Rating 5
By JimWhatley on 29th May 2022
"A sharp compact portable lens that still works well in good light with a 1.4 teleconverter even though you're reduced to f8 (make sure your camera is capable of autofocus at f8). Great service as always at Salisbury Castle Cameras."
Star Rating 5
By Clivekelly on 6th April 2022
"Excellent Service"
Star Rating 5
By NickStantiford on 10th December 2020
"This lens is an absolute revelation, having extensively used a 500mm f/4E for wildlife photography over the last few years the new found freedom and lightness of this model is nothing short of miraculous. IQ and focus acquisition is on par with the big gun and the loss of one stop is a small price to pay especially as advancing years and increasingly limited mobility take their toll. Brilliant for birds in flight and coupled with D850 and grip make for a fast and very accurate set up delivering plenty of 'keepers', the best walkaround super tele ever well done Nikon....anybody looking for an f/4?!! "
Star Rating 5

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR lens

£2,999.00
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Product Summary

  • Unrivalled performance.  
  • Small and light, with powerful reach.  
  • Thanks to the Phase Fresnel lens element, the size and weight is significantly smaller than any other 500mm prime.  
  • Three ED elements and Nikon's Nano Crystal Coating ensures super sharp resolution with minimal abberation.  
  • The durable magnesium alloy barrel is fully weather sealed.  
  • The lens comes in at under 1.5kg!.  
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