Nikon AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens
Sports. Wildlife. Nature. This fast-focusing super-telephoto lens perfectly balances size and performance. Feel the freedom of 500 mm of reach, a compact build, and outstanding image quality.
The Nikon 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a compact & lightweight, fast-focusing lens that is perfect for Sports, wildlife and nature photography. The Vibration Reduction (VR) lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower plus the Sprot VR mode is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast action, or when panning. Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance an the Advanced AF tracking keeps pace with fast-moving subjects. We love this lens for its outstanding image quality and fast autofocus.
Lighten your load but not your reach
Use of a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element noticeably reduces the weight of this prime lens, without degrading image quality. A minimum focus distance of just 3 m furthers creative potential.
Shoot stills and video in remote or challenging conditions
The Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element helps keep the lens compact, and a fluorine coating repels water, dust, and dirt. Every movable part of the lens barrel is sealed to protect from dust and water droplets. Ball bearings in the tripod collar ring ensure smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.
Three ED glass elements ensure images with vivid colour and deep contrast. Nikon’s antireflective Nano Crystal Coat ensures clear images with minimal flare and ghosting, even in backlit conditions. PF lens flare is effectively minimised, and the superior resolving power of this lens ensures excellent reproduction of point light sources. Even at the periphery of the frame.
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance. Advanced AF tracking keeps pace with fast-moving subjects—even when they’re moving erratically, at random speeds, or approaching the camera quickly. The electromagnetic diaphragm ensures fast automatic exposure control, and maximum accuracy. The two-position focus-limit switch (FULL and ∞–5 m) offers additional control over subject-acquisition speed.
Vibration Reduction and SPORT VR
Designed to reduce the blur caused by camera movement, Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than without VR.² VR activates the instant you press the camera’s exposure button halfway, and operation is quiet. SPORT VR mode is helpful when shooting exceptionally fast action, or when panning. It delivers a more stable viewfinder image, even during continuous shooting, without compromising image quality.
Smooth focus control
Focus functions inherited from Nikon’s professional lenses offer superb control. A/M and M/A focus mode switches let you switch from autofocus to manual focus simply by turning the focus ring. The focus ring boasts a knurled covering that enables a firm grip. And the Memory Recall function lets you store a focus distance for repeated use.
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens Highlights
- High-speed autofocus
- Smooth focus control
- Compact and robust
- Nano Crystal Coat
- Advanced AF tracking