Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED II

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 500mm f/4D IF-ED II

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2003-06-17

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: SWM for quiet high-speed autofocus. ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberrations. M/A mode for quick switch between autofocus and manual focus operation. Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements. Focuses down to 4.6m (4.4m in MF)

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED II Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length500mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:7.8
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)
Optical Information
Lens Elements11
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance4.6m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeSlip-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4D IF-ED II Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4D IF-ED II MTF

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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4D IF-ED II does NOT have the vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization) feature.


still be a strong option?