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The Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S features 500mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 14 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 5 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 12.6ft.(4.0m) and has a filter size of 52mm. The Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S lens weighs 136.9 oz. (3,880g) and it measures 5.5 inches in diameter and 15.4 inches long.
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Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Specifications
Lightweight, convenient, super telephoto lens optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness on both the Nikon FX- (23.9 x 36mm) and DX-format image sensors. Vibration Reduction (VR II) minimizes the effects of camera shake allowing photographers to shoot at as many as four shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible, assuring dramatically sharper images. New tripod detection mode reduces vibration that may occur due to shutter release when mounted on a tripod. Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful, super-quiet operation.
Exclusive Nano Crystal Coat and a meniscus protective glass element combine to further reduce ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity. Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements control chromatic aberrations while enhancing color, sharpness and contrast, even at the widest aperture settings. Rugged, reliable and lightweight, this lens features a magnesium die-cast barrel and professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction. New A/M focus mode provides secure switching between auto and manual focus operation.