The Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f5.6 E ED VR empowers enthusiast FX and DX-format photographers to go further with amazing zoom power and tack-sharp clarity. This compact super- telephoto zoom is ideal for bringing distant subjects closer, including birds, sports, wildlife and motorsports. This lens opens the doors for a fresh new perspective with a maximum reach of 500mm on FX-format Nikon cameras and a staggering 750mm equivalent reach on DX-format cameras. With a maximum aperture of f5.6, photographers have the ability to fill much of the frame with their subject and create a pleasing background blur, even in challenging light. This lens also features Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture for consistent exposures, as well as VR with 4.5 stops of image stabilization. Additionally, the VR features Sport Mode, which is well-suited for capturing vibrant, sharp images of distant subjects at high frame rates or when panning with fast-moving action. Additionally, the lens lets users focus as close as 7.2 ft. throughout the entire focal range, perfect when a decisive play comes closer than expected, or for capturing intricate details of natural scenes.
Whether spending all day at an air show or in the field, Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f5.6 E ED VR is surprisingly lightweight at only 2300 grams including the tripod collar, making this lens easy to hand-hold for extended periods. Photographers looking for even more reach can increase the zoom power using an optional compatible Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2x E series Teleconverter to capture even more distant subjects.
The Nikkor AF-S 200-500mm f5.6 E ED VR optical formula features three ED elements to enhance sharpness and minimize chromatic aberration. A 9-blade aperture provides a smooth bokeh, while Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor technology helps to quickly and quietly achieve critical focus. The filter diameter of the new 200-500mm lens is 95mm, and Nikon will also offer optional 95mm NC (Neutral Colour) and the 95mm Circular Polarizer CPL2 filters.