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

February 12, 2019 | Mark Goldstein |

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Specifications

Focal length

500mm

Maximum aperture

f/5.6

Minimum aperture

f/32

Lens construction

19 elements in 11 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, 1 PF (phase Fresnel) lens element, lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)

Angle of view

Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5°, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3° 10'

Minimum focus distance

3.0 m (9.8 ft) from focal plane

Vibration reduction

Yes

No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter attachment size

95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)

Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)

Approx. 106 mm maximum diameter x 237 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)

Weight

Approx. 1460 g (3 lb 3.5 oz)

Supplied accessories

LC-95 95 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-84 Bayonet Hood, CL-M5 Lens Case