- Awesome bit of kit on the d500, swithered over it for long enough but if I somehow lost it I'd buy another straight away
- Lens hood is flimsy and doesn't click in as well as you would want
Published on: 16 March 2021
Powerful zoom with extended reach. With a 200–500mm focal length range and constant f/5.6 aperture, this FX-format lens introduces a new level of super-telephoto versatility.
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.
Keeps the lens secure when not in use.
Minimum focus distance:
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.
For consistent, more precise exposures during high-speed bursts.
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).
Helps stabilise the lens when using a tripod.
|Lens construction||19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED glass elements)|
|Angle of view||Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 12°20′-5°00′. Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 8°00′-3°10′|
|Minimum focus distance||2.2m from focal plane (throughout the entire zoom range)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.22x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Filter attachment size||95mm|
|Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)||Approx. 108 mm × 267.5 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 2300 g (including tripod collar) Approx. 2090 g (without tripod collar)|
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