Lens Overview - Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6
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 color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity, sharpness, and color 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.
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.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6 Latest Price
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Angle of View||5°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.84' / 3 m|
|Optical Design||19 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Tripod Collar||Removable and Rotating|
|Filter Size||95 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||4.17 x 9.33" / 106 x 237 mm|
|Weight||3.21 lb / 1460 g|
Photos Example - Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6
|Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR||200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS||Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm F4E FL ED VR Extender 1.4x ON|
|Name||Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR||Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS||Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm F4E FL ED VR Extender 1.4x ON|
|Max Aperture At Min Focal||f/5.6||f/5.6||f/5.6|
|Mount Type||Nikon F FX||Sony FE||Nikon F FX|
|Lens Type||Lens Supertelephoto||Lens Supertelephoto||Lens Supertelephoto|
|Launch Date||Aug. 2018||Jun. 2019||Jan. 2018|