Nikon Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR AF-S Lens

Nikon 500mm f/4 Lens
Nikon 500mm f/4 Lens
Nikon 500mm f/4 Lens

If money were no object this is the ultimate telephoto lens I would get.

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR, is advertised as the world’s lightest 500mm  f/4 FX-format compatible lens.

The lens incorporates all the the latest NIKKOR technology such as two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements with Nano Crystal Coating. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. A Vibration Reduction (VR) system that provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops faster.

Technical Specifications

  • Fmount lens, Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU
  • Focal length, 500mm,
  • Maximum aperture, f/4,
  • Minimum aperture, f/22,
  • 16 elements , 12groups, (including 3 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coating),
  • Angle of view, Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5 degrees, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3 degrees 10 minutes
  • Minimum focus distance, 3.6metres, 11.9ft, from focal plane,
  • Vibration Reduction image stabilization,
  • No. of diaphragm blades, 9 rounded diaphragm blades,
  • Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat,
  • Automatic electronic aperture control,
  • Metering, Full aperture,
  • Filter size, 40.5mm,
  • Dimensions, 140 mm maximum diameter x 387 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange),
  • Weight, 3,090 grams, 6 lb 13 oz,
  • Autofocus,
  • AF-S Silent Wave Motor,
  • Internal focusing,
  • Focus mode, Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual,
  • Focus limit switch, two positions: FULL (infinity to 3.6 m) and infinity to 8 m,
  • Focus distance indicator.


Supplied accessories

  • Slip-on Front Lens Cap,
  • Rear Lens Cap, LF-4,
  • Lens Hood, HK-34,
  • Slip-in Filter Holder, 40.5 mm,
  • Screw-in NC Filter,
  • Strap, LN-2,
  • Lens Case, CT-505,
  • Monopod Collar,
  • G-type lens.