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

    f/5.6? Not Really a Negative

    Posted by Warren on September 18, 2018

    Pin sharp it is. Easily hand held and f/5.6 isn´t the negative I imagined with the ability of Expeed4 and 5 to handle higher ISO´s. A great companion to the 300 f/4 with the Fresnel glass. The same soft background. Gotta love this new design inovation..

    My 600 f/4 and 400 f/2,8 will still be readily available but, they´ll sit more often than not unless seriously required.. Of course, then they´ll be back in the vehicle or at the house. Isn´t that always the way? I´m 72 and not as strong as I was. The loss of weight is a great selling point if you want a ´´long´´ piece of glass without the struggle..

    The price puts a long lens within reach of thousands of shooters wanting sharpness and a quality ´´pro´´ build for under $4,000.00 USD.

    For what it is worth, I shoot D5´s and a D850. So you might, if shooting older models, consider an upgrade so as to have Expeed 4 or 5 processing your shots.. I say this because, in my opinion, Expeed is what puts Nikon in a separate class with regard to data handling.

  • 5

    Extremely sharp and easy to hold

    Posted by TXbirder on September 13, 2018

    Just got back from my first shoot of a Great Blue Heron in morning light atop a snag about 40 feet off the ground. Shot at 1/1000 F8 ISO 720 about 10 minutes after sunrise. Focused on the eye; so it´s tack sharp. but was pleasantly surprised to find the entire bird (head, breast, wings, and feet) was just as sharp as the eye. This will replace my 200-500mm since I mostly shot it at 500mm anyway. It´s a joy to hold!