Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens

Model #20053

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Weight 6.81 lb (3.09 kg)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 5.51 x 15.24" (140 x 387 mm)
Filter Thread Drop-in:40.5 mm


Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance 11.9' (3.63 m)
Magnification 0.14x
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Diaphragm Blades 9
Elements/Groups 16/12
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Focal Length 500mm


Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
The digital picture.32823291
13 March 2012

Is the Nikon 500mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Nikon 500mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens in's review!

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
30 July 2015

Got one of the first of these delivered I think. My previous go-to lens for birds and wildlife is the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II. The 500FL is longer, but about the same weight and I find the two lenses are about equally transportable and easy to carry and shoot unassisted by a tripod or monopod.

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    Excellent Vr, Handholdable, Super Sharp

2 June 2014

The 500 is a fantastic lens. I have been using it now for a couple of years and I am 100% in love with this lens. It is great for wildlife.

13 March 2012

Purchased this lens at a local camera store and am extremely pleased. Advantages of the the 500 mm f4 E FL lens (relative to f4 G series): 1) lighter in weight and more balanced - much easier to hand hold and use 2) new rotating collar is extremely smooth and easy to adjust (use of ball bearings was...

Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Fluorite and Three ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Internal Focus, Manual Focus Override
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Monopod Collar
In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens
  • Slip-On Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-34 Lens Hood
  • NC 40.5mm Neutral Color Filter
  • Slip-In Filter Holder
  • LN-2 Lens Strap for NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
  • CT-505 Case
  • Monopod Collar
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
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