Nikon 200-500mm f5.6E VR AF-S FX Lens

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Zoom Lens (Tele-Long Tele)
Type of Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens + VR
Lens Mount Fitting
Nikon AF-S FX
Lens Construction
19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED glass elements)
Aperture Blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter Thread Size
Approx. 2300 g (including tripod collar) Approx. 2090 g (without tripod collar)

Supplied accessories
LC-95 95 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, HB-71 Bayonet Hood, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1434 Semi-soft Case

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Whether you shoot wildlife, birds, planes, or fast-paced sports, this lens delivers unwavering performance. The 200–500mm range offers exceptional reach. The constant f/5.6 aperture enables comfortable speed and smooth control over depth of field across the entire zoom range. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower, and SPORT VR mode excels at tracking fast action. The electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures during high-speed bursts.
FX-format super-telephoto zoom lens: offers flexible 200–500mm focal length range (DX-format equivalent: 300–750mm). Ideal for shooting wildlife, birds, planes, and fast-paced sports.
Constant f/5.6 aperture: enables consistent speed and smooth control over depth of field across the entire zoom range.
High optical performance: three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements ensure minimal chromatic aberration.
Vibration Reduction (VR): minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower.¹ SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when capturing high-speed movement. It also allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are achievable when VR is turned off. Use SPORT VR mode to perfectly capture moving subjects such as birds in flight, or fast-paced sports.
High-speed AF operation: Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance with seamless manual override.
Electromagnetic diaphragm: for consistent, more precise exposures during high-speed bursts.
Minimum focus distance: 2.2m.
Zoom-lock switch: keeps the lens secure when not in use.
Tripod foot: helps stabilise the lens when using a tripod.
AF with teleconverters: the fixed maximum aperture of f/5.6 enables AF operation even when using a 1.4x teleconverter (attached to an f/8-compatible camera).
Included: detachable hood and soft case.