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Nikon Lens AF-S NIKKOR 500MM F/4E FL ED VR

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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Fluorite and Three ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Monopod Collar

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Description

Redefine your super-telephoto shooting experience with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, the world’s lightest*1 500mm*2 f/4 FX-format compatible lens that is primed to deliver optimum optical precision. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR incorporates the latest NIKKOR technology such as two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements with Nano Crystal Coating. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. A Vibration Reduction (VR) system that provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops*3 faster is seamlessly integrated to enable crisper imagery and videos, ensuring that the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR always delivers the perfect shot to cater to your professional telephoto demands.

LIGHTER AND STRONGER THAN EVER

Employing the latest in NIKKOR technology, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is crafted with two fluorite lens elements combined with magnesium alloy in the lens barrel, allowing for superior durability and significant weight reduction resulting in the world’s lightest*1 500mm*2 f/4 super-telephoto lens at approximately 3090g. This significantly lighter body is built to provide the familiar optical perfection you’re accustomed to, while having to carry less as your exploits take you further around the world.

STATE-OF-THE-ART OPTICS

A Nano Crystal Coat, which features nano-sized crystal particles that effectively reduces flares and ghosting, works in tandem with two fluorite lens elements and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. These refined optics are designed to improve lens light flow and minimise chromatic aberration for impeccable sharpness and enhanced colour correction, all of which saves you time and effort by reducing the hassle of unnecessary post-processing corrections.

FASTER AND SHARPER THAN EVER

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR boasts a Vibration Reduction (VR) system that delivers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops*3faster in NORMAL mode. In SPORT mode, the VR system is ideal for capturing high-speed subjects, which provides improved viewfinder stability and enhanced blur-reduction capabilities, ensuring sharper, faster and more precise telephoto images in any situation.

EYES ON THE PRIZE

Never lose track of your subject, even during high-speed continuous shooting, with remarkable autofocus (AF) tracking and stable auto-exposure (AE) control through the adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism. This mechanism comprises of an aperture blade unit with drive mechanism that is controlled via electric signals from the camera body, allowing for improved long-distance accuracy during high-speed continuous shooting of fast and erratic moving subjects.

ALWAYS ON THE GO

Engineered with the harshest of shooting environments in mind, a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy cleaning is applied to the lens front. Experience improved durability with the inclusion of a tripod collar ring with bearings, that also facilitates faster and smoother switching between horizontal and vertical orientations, ensuring ease of use and improved opportunities for framing and composition.

*1 Among fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a focal length of 500 mm and maximum aperture of f/4, compatible with DSLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor, available as of July 2, 2015. Statement based on Nikon research.

*2 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 750mm in FX/35mm format.

*3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL mode using an FX-format digital SLR camera.

Features Explained

FX-FORMAT COMPATIBLE, SUPER-TELEPHOTO PRIME LENS WITH 500 MM* FOCAL LENGTH AND F/4 MAXIMUM APERTURE

Featuring a lightweight body, high optical performance and durability, this lens is ideal for those who want to take shots making the most of the superb AF tracking performance even for erratically moving subjects, and stable AE control even during continuous shooting thanks to an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism.

* When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 750 mm in FX/35mm format.

EMPLOYING TWO FLUORITE LENS ELEMENTS REALIZES AN OUTSTANDINGLY LIGHT BODY

Weight is approx. 3,090 g, lighter than the current AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR by approx. 790 g, with a length shorter by approx. 4 mm. This facilitates composition change even for quickly moving subjects and enables easy transportation. Magnesium alloy adopted for the lens barrel also contributes to durability and light weight.

SUPERIOR OPTICAL PERFORMANCE VIA THE ADOPTION OF FLUORITE LENS ELEMENTS

Employs two fluorite lens elements and three ED glass elements plus Nano Crystal Coat to achieve high optical performance with minimized chromatic aberration and ghost effect.

VIBRATION REDUCTION (VR) SYSTEM PROVIDES AN EFFECT EQUIVALENT TO A SHUTTER SPEED 4.0 STOPS* FASTER IN NORMAL MODE

Image blur caused by camera shake is effectively reduced by the built-in Vibration Reduction function. In the evolved NORMAL mode, when the camera is set on, a half-press of the shutter-release button instantly activates the VR function for improved blur-reduction effect.

* Based on CIPA Standard. When attached to a full-frame digital SLR camera.

IMPROVED VR PERFORMANCE IN NORMAL MODE WHEN THE POWER IS ON

VR performance immediately after the power is turned on with the VR mode set to NORMAL has been improved, providing a more stable viewfinder image and enhanced blur-reduction effect on the resulting images.

SPORT MODE IS ADOPTED AS A VR MODE OPTION TO COPE WITH QUICK MOVEMENTS

SPORT mode is especially effective when shooting sports, for example, in which subjects are radically moving. This mode has also been enhanced so that a more stable image can be viewed even when tracking a moving subject.

IMPROVED AF TRACKING CAPABILITY

AF tracking performance has been significantly improved for the shooting of subjects with unpredictable movement, such as those slightly moving, moving at random speeds or approaching the camera at high speed.

ELECTROMAGNETIC DIAPHRAGM MECHANISM IS ADOPTED

A diaphragm blade unit with drive mechanism is incorporated in the lens barrel, enabling diaphragm control via electric signals from the camera body. This ensures stable AE control even during high-speed continuous shooting.

FLUORINE COAT FOR ENHANCED DURABILITY AND DUST PREVENTION

Fluorine coat is applied to a meniscus protective glass at the lens front. While inheriting the durability and high weather-resistance performance of the current lens, this coating effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal even if they adhere to the lens surface, making the lens applicable to any shooting environments as well as facilitating lens care.

TRIPOD COLLAR RING UTILIZING BEARINGS FOR SMOOTH SWITCHING OF CAMERA ORIENTATION

Lightweight and durable tripod collar ring incorporating bearings facilitates switching between horizontal and vertical orientation even for moving subjects, while ensuring improved durability.

Specifications

Performance
Focal Length 500mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance 11.9′ (3.63 m)
Magnification 0.14x
Elements/Groups 16 / 12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable – rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Drop-in:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 5.51 x 15.24″ (140 x 387 mm)
Weight 6.81 lb (3.09 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 23.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.2 x 16.2 x 13.5″

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