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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AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR
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Be careful not to use the tripod mount as a Arca Swiss mount. It will fall off. Use good tripod plate for the mount.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
I have been shooting with the Nikon 200/500 for the last 4 years, and it is an awesome telephoto lens, however I hike in the mountains 5 to 6 miles over rough terrain and it is a heavy lens. This 500 F 5.6 lens in light weight, compact and fast. The focus is unbelievable for the price, very sharp images every time. I find that I am able to crop out dead space and still have superb detail even on the very small birds that I photograph at long distances. I recommend this lens to any serious wildlife photographer.
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