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

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edited September 19, 2018 in Cameras

The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR was introduced at the same time as the Nikon Z mirrorless camera systems, so it didn't garnish much attention. Now shipping, with a few examples hitting customers, it's back in the news as a more celebrated component in the Nikon infrastructure.

Basically, it's a very compact and lightweight prime lens with 500mm reach and a reasonable f5.6 maximum aperture. With a current Nikon body that's capable of shooting at high-ISOs, this a very worthy addition to a great number of professionals and advanced enthusiasts.

The current selling price of $3,596.95USD should make this a fine alternative to the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR which sells for ‎$10,296.95.

From the Nikon USA site: AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Pack light. Go big.
When photographing birds, wildlife, sports or action, mobility can make the difference between nailing the shot or missing it altogether. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a fraction of the size of most full-frame 500mm lenses, freeing you to be as nimble as your subjects.

A fraction of the size of most full-frame 500mm lenses
Specially designed Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element enables a compact design and outstanding optical performance
Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization for sharper and steadier photos
Durable construction with advanced weather sealing, internal focus and Nikon's nonstick Fluorine coating

Specifications:
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length 500 mm
Maximum Aperture f/ 5.6
Minimum Aperture f/ 32
Format FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 3°10'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 5°00'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.18x
Lens Elements 19
Lens Groups 11
Compatible Format(s) FX, DX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 3
Phase Fresnel 1
Fluorine Coat Yes
Super Integrated Coating Yes
Autofocus Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 9.8 ft. (3.0 m) from focal plane
Focus Mode Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
E-type Yes
Filter Size 95 mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters Yes (refer to the product manual for details)
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 4.2 in. (106 mm) x 9.3 in. (237 mm)
Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA Guidelines
Approx. Weight 51.2 oz. (1460 g)
Based on CIPA Guidelines

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,359Super Moderators moderator

    Nikon 500mm f/5.6 PF Lens Field Test/Review

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,359Super Moderators moderator

    How did I photograph a wild mountain lion with the new Nikon 500mm PF f/5.6 lens?

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