This versatile, constant aperture, high-performance telephoto zoom consistently performs throughout its zoom range making it a perfect choice for wildlife and sports photography.
This lens is on the lighter side because of its Phrase Fresnel lens, technology usually used in microscopes, which allowed Nikon to use fewer lens elements while still minimizing chromatic aberrations. Three extra-low dispersion glass elements and the Super Integrated Coating further reduce aberrations and make for sharp, bright, high-contrast images. This lens has an electronic aperture that gives you enhanced exposure control—especially useful when you need to shoot quickly and continuously.
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor Autofocus system is fast and almost silent. And the internal focusing design means that only the lenses move as the lens is finding focus, resulting in speedier focusing times and the ability to retain the barrel length throughout. When you want to fine-tune your focus, you can override the autofocus with the convenient manual focus ring.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization gives you up to 4.5 stops of compensation, making it easier to get clear images in low-light. And if you like to photograph close to the action, engage Sport Mode, designed to keep your images sharp when your camera needs to pan and move to capture the moment.
This lens was designed to be outside. It’s dust and moisture sealed and will serve you well in all weather conditions.
- Focal Length: 500mm | 750mm for crop sensors
- Max Aperture: f/5.6
- Autofocus: Yes
- Type of Mount: Nikon F-mount
- Weight: 3.21 pounds
- Compatibility: Full-frame and crop-sensor cameras