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 zoom
Whether 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 Reduction
At 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 technology
Extra-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-Bayonet
Focal Length Range - 200-500mm
Zoom Ratio - 2.5x
Maximum Aperture - f/5.6
Minimum Aperture - f/32
Format - FX/35mm
Maximum 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 - 0.22x
Lens Elements - 19
Lens Groups - 12
Compatible Format(s) - FX, DX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization - Yes
Diaphragm Blades - 9
Distance Information - Yes
ED Glass Elements - 3
Super Integrated Coating - Yes
Autofocus - Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) - Yes
Internal Focusing - Yes
Minimum Focus Distance - 7.2 ft. (2.2m)
Focus Mode - Manual, Manual/Auto
E-type - Yes
Filter Size - 95mm
Accepts Filter Type - Screw-on
Compatible 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 Guidelines
Approx. Weight - 81.2 oz. (2300 g) Based on CIPA Guidelines