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

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The super-telephoto lens has been reimagined in Nikon’s smallest, lightest full-frame 500mm prime lens ever. Powered by Nikon’s proprietary Phase Fresnel (PF) technology, this 9.2 inch, 3.2 pound powerhouse frees you to shoot wildlife, sports and action with unmatched mobility. Pack light, move fast and catch the shots others might miss.
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  • 5

    Yellowstone And Teton captures

    Posted by Hennessey on October 19, 2022

    I bought this after some research on a long lens for our trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons National parks. The weight was important for me since I’m in my 70s . I used this lens on my Z6ii with the adapter, and all worked perfectly. The only negative I can say is I shoot very early mornings and the low light was difficult at times, bumped up the iso or iso auto took care of this, with not too much noise. Used for landscape captures and animals.

  • 4

    Use a Tripod Plate

    Posted by Patrick Murray - Murray Photo and Inc. on August 12, 2022

    Be careful not to use the tripod mount as a Arca Swiss mount. It will fall off. Use good tripod plate for the mount.

  • 5

    Highly Recommended

    Posted by Randall Kalik on May 28, 2022

    Like most others have said here, I am incredibly happy with this 500mm super tele. Lightweight and sharp on focus, it's a pleasure to carry. New possibilities open up with this lens, so if you are into wildlife photography, find the $$$ because this one is worth every penny! Great job Nikon/Nikkor!

  • 5

    Great new addition to the wildlife kit

    Posted by Bob Harvey on May 14, 2022

    As a fan of the older, big lenses, I was surprised at how well this works... and all the new opportunities it opens for wildlife photography.

  • 5

    Best Buy Ever.

    Posted by Jerrold Thompson on March 12, 2022

    It is so compact that people don't believe it is a 500mm lens! It is also extremely light weight for a lens of this focal length, very sharp, and focuses instantly. I am 70+ years old and could never follow focus on birds in flight until I started using this lens. Another great benefit is that it fits in a normal camera bag for those rare times when it is not on the camera. I have not encountered any Flare issues but did notice that there is a PF option in NX Studio's Lens correction options.

  • 5

    A great lens that I use for wildlife and sports photography.

    Posted by JACK GARR on May 20, 2021

    This is a great lens that is light weight quality all the way.The focus buttons on the lens are very useful.Manual focus also works great.When used with the Z6 it is a great light weight solution to wildlife Photography

  • 5

    Great lens and quality for the money..

    Posted by Peter Accordino on April 24, 2021

    I recently got this 500mm, 5.6 pf lens. I wanted something with faster auto focus and sharper images to upgrade from my Sigma 150-600c lens.which I use with a 1.4 teleconverter. I was hesitant about sacrificing the length a got with my D7500 DX (850mm). But the enhanced sharpness allows me to crop in and have far sharper images than before. It only weighs 3.25lbs which makes it very easy to handhold for birds in flight. Works great with low light and tracking fast birds.

  • 5

    No Regret!

    Posted by EDWIN PARAGUYA on April 6, 2021

    Never posted a review but i can't resist on this Lens. I have a 200-500 mm for about 2 years now and i have good results but decided to upgrade to PF 500 and boy, the picture is so sharp! never regret to add this in my collection of lenses.

  • 5


    Posted by Jacob Hansen on April 6, 2021

    Paired with D850, ridiculously sharp lens. VR is great. Lightweight is a delight, easy to handhold for hours on end. Bokeh is great, subject isolation is great. It’s a dream to have, radically changed my quality of images. Had to write a review, it’s incredible to have.