Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 500mm f/4G VR

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2007-08-23

MSRP Price: $8579.95

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Powerful, lightweight super telephoto, ideal for nature and sports features Nikon’s VR II image stabilization and Nikon Nano Crystal Coat for exceptional performance.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length500mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.14x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)3°10'
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)
Optical Information
Lens Elements14
Lens Groups11
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance12.6 ft. (4.0m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual Auto/Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeSlip-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions(Approx.) 5.5x15.4 in. (Diameter x Length) 139.5x391mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 136.9 oz. (3,880g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHK-34 Slip-on lens hood CT-504 trunk case Slip-in filter holder 52-mm screw-in NC filter LN-1 strap Monopod collar *Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.

Lens Construction

AF-S-NIKKOR-500mm-f-4G-ED-VR Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S-NIKKOR-500mm-f-4G-ED-VR MTF Curve

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