Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Review

January 12, 2016 | Zoltan Arva-Toth |

Specifications

Focal length 200-500 mm
Maximum aperture f/5.6
Minimum aperture f/32
Lens construction 19 elements in 12 groups (including three ED glass elements)
Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 12°20'-5°00'
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 8°00'-3°10'
Minimum focus distance 2.2 m/7.22 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.22x
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size 95 mm (P=1.0 mm)
Dimensions Approximately 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approximately 2300 g/5 lb 1.2 oz (including tripod collar), approx. 2090 g/4 lb 9.8 oz (without tripod collar)
Supplied accessories LC-95 95 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-71 Bayonet Hood, CL-1434 Lens Case
Compatible accessories 5 mm screw-on filters (95 mm Neutral Color NC Filter/95 mm Circular Polarizing Filter II), AF-I/AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E*1/TC-14E II*1/TC-14E III*1/TC-17E II*2/TC-20E*2/TC-20E II*2/TC-20E III*2

*1 AF possible when attached to an f/8-compatible camera.
*2 AF is not possible.