Astounding views, comfortably in reach.Wherever your passion lies, this outstanding super telephoto zoom lens can bring it into focus. Capture and share stunning views of birds, wildlife, motorsports, athletes, performers, landmarks and other faraway subjects. A fast f/5.6 constant aperture gives your shots beautifully out-of-focus backgrounds across the entire zoom range. Turn fast-moving action into dazzling photo sequences-the electromagnetic diaphragm operates in sync for the fastest subjects and shutter speeds while Vibration Reduction image stabilization keeps your shots sharp and steady. And in the rare cases when additional reach is needed, you can increase the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR's zoom power with an optional Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2x teleconverter.
Conquer distance - Lightweight, compact super telephoto zoomWhether your subject is far in the distance or close, fast or slow, you can land the shot. On FX-format cameras, 500mm brings distant birds, wildlife, athletes, performers, landmarks and more into tight focus. DX-format cameras add an additional 1.5x zoom effect for an angle of view equivalent to a whopping 750mm! And despite that extreme power, you can also focus on subjects as close as 7.2 feet away for detail rich close-ups.
Sharpen your vision - 4.5 stops of Vibration ReductionAt super telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can cause image blur. Vibration Reduction image stabilization counteracts camera shake up to -4.5 stops for sharp photos and steady videos. You also can shoot at slower shutter speeds in low light-great for those magic moments at dawn and dusk. Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and other movements common when shooting fast action.
Dazzling performance - Advanced Nikon lens technologyExtra-low Dispersion (ED) glass cuts through the glare of bright sunlight. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. The Electromagnetic diaphragm (E) operates in sync with the fastest shutter speeds and frame rates, even when using an optional teleconverter. Always bring home views that amaze.
Mount Type - Nikon F-BayonetFocal Length Range - 200-500mmZoom Ratio - 2.5xMaximum Aperture - f/5.6Minimum Aperture - f/32Format - FX/35mmMaximum Angle of View (DX-format) - 8-degrees 00'Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) - 3-degrees 10'Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) - 12-degrees 20'Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) - 5-degrees 00'Maximum Reproduction Ratio - 0.22xLens Elements - 19Lens Groups - 12Compatible Format(s) - FX, DXVR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization - YesDiaphragm Blades - 9Distance Information - YesED Glass Elements - 3Super Integrated Coating - YesAutofocus - YesAF-S (Silent Wave Motor) - YesInternal Focusing - YesMinimum Focus Distance - 7.2 ft. (2.2m)Focus Mode - Manual, Manual/AutoE-type - YesFilter Size - 95mmAccepts Filter Type - Screw-onCompatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters - Yes (refer to the product manual for details)Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) - 4.2 in. (108 mm) x 10.5 in. (267.5 mm) Based on CIPA GuidelinesApprox. Weight - 81.2 oz. (2300 g) Based on CIPA Guidelines