Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Super Telephoto Lens (20053)

Item # NK500F4FLEDVR (Part # 20053)
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Item Description:
  • Evolution of the definitive full-frame 500mm super telephoto lens
  • Optimized for high-resolution sensors and fast-shooting DSLRs
  • 4 stops of VR stabilization for handheld and low-light shooting
  • Nearly 2 pounds lighter than previous model
  • Pack lighter, go further.


    Nikon's legendary 500mm super telephoto lens is now nearly 2 pounds lighter than the previous model and ready for the most demanding conditions. With brilliant optical performance, improved AF tracking, a high-speed electromagnetic diaphragm that keeps pace with Nikon's fastest DSLRs plus VR image stabilization, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is a game-changer for outdoor, sports, action and nature photographers or anyone looking to get the most out of their current DSLR. The lens comes with a new lightweight hard-shell case.

    Product Overview

    • Evolution of the definitive full-frame 500mm super telephoto lens
    • Optimized for high-resolution image sensors and fast-shooting DSLRs
    • Nearly 2 pounds lighter than previous model
    • 4 stops of VR image stabilization for handheld and low-light shooting
    • Nonstick glass makes it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges 

    Sharp and steady

    Nikon's superior VR image stabilization


    Pros know camera movement during exposure robs sharpness. Nikon's VR image stabilization counteracts camera shake and vibration up to ~4.0 stops, a must-have feature when working handheld, on a monopod or even a tripod. A specialized Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and fast-action sports, and the Tripod Mode eliminates the subtle ground vibrations that are constantly passing through a tripod or monopod. Capture subjects with outstanding sharpness, even in low light


    Exceptional burst shooting

    Superior AF tracking and exposure control


    Track fast moving subjects-even those moving erratically, at random speeds or approaching the camera quickly-with tack-sharp AF precision. During high-speed continuous shooting, the electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism operates in sync with the camera shutter for fast automatic exposure control and consistency between shots, even when using a compatible teleconverter.

    Ready for the field

    Lightweight, durable and reliable


    This is a lens built for tough assignments. A new magnesium alloy lens barrel and fluorite elements reduce the overall weight by nearly 2 pounds versus its predecessor. The protective front meniscus is coated with Nikon's nonstick fluorine coat, which makes it easier to wipe off water, dirt and smudges. Ball bearings in the tripod collar ring ensure smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.


    SPORT Vibration Reduction


    For pros shooting fast and erratic moving sports subjects, using the SPORT VR mode will give you a more stable viewfinder image, handheld or when using a monopod, even if you?re panning. Track subjects easier when shooting in Continuous mode and as an added benefit with the D4S, the continuous shooting frame rates and release lag time are not affected while using VR. Even use SPORT VR when shooting HD video. The Tripod VR function even eliminates the vibrations that may transfer from the ground to the tripod in both Normal and SPORT VR modes.


    Technical Specifications:

    Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet

    Focal Length: 500 mm

    Maximum Aperture: f/ 4

    Minimum Aperture: f/ 22

    Format: FX/35mm

    Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 3 degree 10'

    Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 5 degree 00'

    Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.14x

    Lens Elements: 16

    Lens Groups: 12

    Compatible Format(s): FX / DX / FX in DX Crop Mode / 35mm Film

    VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes

    Diaphragm Blades: 9

    Distance Information: Yes

    Nano Crystal Coat: Yes

    ED Glass Elements: 3

    Fluorite Elements: 2

    Fluorine Coat: Yes

    Super Integrated Coating: Yes

    Autofocus: Yes

    AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes

    Internal Focusing: Yes

    Minimum Focus Distance: 11.9  ft. ( 3.6 m) 

    Focus Mode: Manual / Manual/Auto / Auto/Manual  / Memory Recall

    E-type: Yes

    Filter Size: 40.5 mm

    Accepts Filter Type: Slip-in

    Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters: Yes (refer to the product manual for details)

    Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 5.5 in. (140 mm) x 15.2 in. (387.0 mm)
     Based on CIPA Standard

    Approx. Weight: 109 oz. (3090 g) Based on CIPA Standard

    AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
    Slip-on Front Lens Cap
    LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
    HK-34 Snap-on Lens Hood
    Slip-in Filter Holder
    NC 40.5 Neutral Color 40.5mm filter
    LN-2 Lens Strap
    CT-505 Case
    Monopod Collar
    This Kit Includes: