With 500mm of super-telephoto reach, there isn’t much you can’t capture with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR. Whether you’re on assignment at a race or after elusive critters in the wild, you can expect brilliantly crisp and dramatic images in rich color and amazing detail. Plus, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR is fully compatible with all Nikon Teleconverters, so you can double the effective reach.
Engineered for the field
Rugged, reliable and lightweight
The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR is a workhorse on the track and in the field. Its rugged, lightweight design features a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction. It’s also host to an arsenal of innovative Nikon lens technologies like Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization with tripod detection mode for minimizing shutter release vibration, Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocusing, exclusive Nano Crystal Coat (N) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass for superior color, sharpness and contrast. Even in the most demanding shooting situations, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR performs brilliantly.
Nikon Vibration Reduction
Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length 500mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 3°10'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 5°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.14x
Lens Elements 14
Lens Groups 11
Compatible Format(s) FX
FX in DX Crop Mode
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9
Distance Information Yes
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
ED Glass Elements 3
Super Integrated Coating Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 12.6 ft. (4.0m)
Focus Mode Auto
Filter Size 52mm
Accepts Filter Type Slip-in
Compatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters Yes (refer to the product manual for details)
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 5.5 in. (139.5 mm) x 15.4 in. (391 mm)
Approx. Weight 136.9 oz. (3,880 g)