Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR Overview

Announced Aug 4, 2015 •
Lens | Nikon F (FX) | 20058
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Announced Aug 4, 2015
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Manufacturer description: The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR is an exhilarating new lens option, giving enthusiast FX and DX-format photographers the ability to go further with amazing zoom power and tack-sharp clarity. This compact super-telephoto zoom is ideal for bringing distant subjects closer, including birds, sports, wildlife and motorsports. This lens opens the doors for a fresh new perspective; with a maximum reach of 500mm on FX-format Nikon cameras and a staggering 750mm equivalent reach on DX-format cameras. With a maximum aperture of f/5.6, photographers have the ability to fill much of the frame with their subject and create a pleasing background blur, even in challenging light. This lens also features Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture for consistent exposures, as well as VR with 4.5 stops of image stabilization. Additionally, the VR features Sport Mode, which is well-suited for capturing vibrant, sharp images of distant subjects at high frame rates or when panning with fast-moving action. The lens also lets users focus as close as 7.2 ft. throughout the entire focal range, for when a decisive play comes closer than expected, or capturing intricate details of nature.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR’s optical formula features three ED elements to enhance sharpness and minimize chromatic aberration. A 9-blade aperture provides a desirable, smooth bokeh, while Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor technology helps to quickly and quietly achieve critical focus.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 200–500 mm
Image stab. Yes (4.5 stops)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Max aperture F5.6
Min aperture F32
Min focus 2.20 m (86.61)
Max magnification 0.22×
Weight 2300 g (5.07 lb)
Length 268 mm (10.55)

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