Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens International Version

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens comes with plush attributes for optimum performance. Some of its highlights include an Aperture Range of f/5.6 to f/32, One Phase Fresnel Element, Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements, Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings, Fluorine-Coated Front Lens Element, Silent Wave Motor AF System, Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar, among others.

Its bright f/5.6 maximum aperture guarantees flawless, consistent illumination when working in areas with poor lighting conditions, and enables greater control over depth of field so that there can be effective working with selective focus techniques. A Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements for perfect suppression of flare and ghosting. Hence, you can experience enhanced color accuracy and contrast when operating in areas with poor lighting conditions. You will like its Silent Wave Motor, which guarantees swift, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance with full-time manual focus override.

Our Take on the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens:

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens is specially designed for Nikon F-mount FX-format cameras, and you can use it with DX models with an equivalent focal length of 750mm. It comes with a rounded nine-blade diaphragm, which helps in enhancing selective focus technique as well as the use of shallow depth of field. That is why this lens is much loved by top professional as well as amateur photographers. There are one Phase Fresnel element and three extra-low dispersion lens elements, which help in reducing chromatic aberrations for enhanced image clarity, sharpness, and color fidelity.

With its maximum aperture standing at f/5.6, and a minimum aperture of f/32, it is one of the most coveted lenses in the market right now. Its focal length stands at 500 millimeters, hence, you can be sure of capturing images the way you want them. It has an angle of view of 5°, hence, you won’t have issues getting your shots right at all times. Its minimum focus distance is 9.84 feet or 3 meters, which is ideal for effective coverage of your subjects.

Besides, its optical design features 19 elements in 11 groups so that taking the best shots will not be a problem. Its vibration reduction (VR) image stabilization feature helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by 4 shutter speed stops so that you won’t have issues carrying out a handheld shooting in areas with poor lighting conditions. Its compactness is a plus, measuring 4.17 inches in diameter and 9.33 inches in length. You can easily place it in your bag without the consumption of too much space.


Focal Length: 500mm
Maximum Aperture: f/5.6
Minimum Aperture: f/32
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
Angle of View:
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84' / 3 m
Maximum Magnification: 0.18x
Optical Design: 19 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded

Included in the box:

  • 95mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-84 Lens Hood
  • CL-M5 Lens Case
  • Tripod Collar

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens International Version