Nikon AF-S DX/FX NIKKOR 200-500mm F/5.6-32 ED VR Compact Super Telephoto Lens

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Craft ultra-zoom views that take your breath away with Nikon’s DX/FX NIKKOR 200-500mm Lens. Whether you want to capture fast-moving sports from a distance, sweeping landscapes or close-up nature shots, this will deliver professional power and sublime results. Packed with other advancements like Vibration Reduction, rapid Silent Wave Motor Autofocus and extra-low dispersion glass, your photography would get a titanic boost.

Splendid Super-Zoom
With the 200-500m focal length range (FX-format DSLRs), this lens delivers a 2.5x zoom ratio that will execute distant shots with magnificent clarity. You can crank this zoom up another 50% too, with the 750mm equivalent length on DX-format DSLRs, for insane closeness to the action. If you want to snap something closer, there’s no need to switch lenses either, as this can focus on subjects as close as 7.2 feet away.

Bespoke Photography
The f/5.6 maximum aperture delivers razor-sharp focus on nearby elements and rapid frame rate for clear low-light shots and distinctive background/subject separation (or bokeh). The f/32 minimum aperture gives magnificent detail of sweeping wide shots. With such variation, this multi-functional lens is a blank canvas ready to inspire and be moulded around your photographic needs.

Crisp Vibration Reduction Technology
To help keep photos sharp and videos steady, the AF-S DX/FX NIKKOR 200-500mm features Nikon's Vibration Reduction technology. This provides 4 stops of blur-free handheld shooting or 4.5 stops in sports mode so you can capture crisp, clear photos and steady videos. This camera tech is also a big advancement in low-light solutions which can slow down your shutter speed, without compromising on the overall sharpness.

Sublime Optical Construction
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor delivers smooth, quiet and highly-accurate autofocus, so your snaps’ subjects are automatically optimised. Furthermore, this functions internally so it’s easier to mount graduated filters and other accessories. The lens contains Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements to cut through glare and make your snap is razor-sharp, while the Electromagnetic Diaphragm works wonderfully with fast shutter speeds. Furthermore, its Super Integrated Coating clamps down on image ghost and flare for fine, crystal-clear snaps every time.

Key Benefits

  • 200-500mm focal length can stretch to a 750mm equivalent in DX-Format DSLRS for supreme zoom.
  • 4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction in Sports Mode, giving photos of dazzling sharpness.
  • Rich f/5.6-32 aperture so you can catch anything from bokeh to wide-angle shots
  • Silent Wave Motor gives super-quiet and accurate autofocus
  • Extra-low dispersion glass makes every shot extra-crisp

Accessories Included:

  • LC-95 95mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
  • HB-71 Bayonet Hood
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • CL-1434 Semi-Soft Case

Angle of View Information The amount of the scene the lens can take in
DX-Format: Maximum - 8°00'. Minimum - 3°10'. FX-Format: Maximum - 12°20'. Minimum - 5°00'
Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Camera Type
Digital SLR
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
Packaged: H23 x W14.5 x D14.5cm
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
750mm (DX-Format DSLRs)
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Nikon F
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/ 5.6
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
f/ 32
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
7.2 ft (2.2m)
Model name / number
AF-S NIKKOR 586994
Sensor Format
FX or DX
Tripod Collar Information Sometimes called a lens collar, this accessory lets the lens be mounted on a tripod
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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