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

    Great Lens

    Posted by Albert Carlson on September 13, 2023

    Awesome lens, light short and very good to track birds. This is a sharp lens, great buy.

  • 5

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

    Posted by Ron Kemp on August 20, 2023

    Amazing lens,, very light, super sharp very impressive. Only con is all the white letters on the lens have worn off in only a couple of months

  • 5

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

    Posted by Lynn King on June 7, 2023

    This lens is a total game changer. The sharpness handheld is incredible. It is light and easy to handle. I am only 5'1" and I have arthritis, so weight is always an issue for me. I had been sitting on the fence for a while before taking the plunge on this lens; I had nothing to worry about.

  • 5

    Hands on lens

    Posted by salvador campos on May 19, 2023

    A superb glass to carry anytime photographing wildlife. It's a KEEPER!!!!

  • 5

    Highly recommended

    Posted by Kevin Kevin on April 29, 2023

    Light, super fast AF, and unbelievable clarity across the entire field whether you are at F/5.6 or 16. It's just hard to believe that a lens this small and light has so much capability. Compares to all 500mm f/4 lens I've used in terms of sharpness, contrast and AF speeds.

  • 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.