Nail distant action and reduce your load with the lightweight NIKKOR 500mm super-telephoto lens. Equipped with Nikon’s latest lens technologies, this fast prime lens gives sports and wildlife photographers every advantage.
This lens is a workhorse on the track and in the field. The bright f/4 maximum aperture and advanced optics ensure outstanding results. Two fluorite elements enhance optical performance, and substantially reduce weight for balanced handling. Nikon’s Vibration Reduction offers an impressive four-stop advantage and SPORT mode excels at tracking fast action. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures during high-speed bursts. The fluorine coating enhances durability.
Professional super-telephoto: 500mm focal length and fast f/4 maximum aperture.
Robust and light: fluorite elements help reduce the weight of this super-telephoto lens to just 3090 g (approx.) Lightweight, rugged and reliable, the body boasts a professional-grade dust- and moisture-resistant construction.
High optical performance: two fluorite elements, three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat ensure minimal chromatic aberration and ghosting.
Vibration Reduction (VR): with SPORT mode. VR minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to four stops slower.¹ SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when shooting high-speed movement, and allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are achievable when VR is turned off.
Electromagnetic diaphragm: enables consistent, more precise exposures during high-speed bursts.
Silent Wave Motor (SWM): ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance with seamless manual override.
Focus limit switch: offers two positions: FULL and ∞ - 8 m.
Fluorine coating: actively repels water, dust, and dirt without compromising image quality. The coating is applied to the protective glass on the front element of the lens, where it also makes it easier to clean the glass without damaging the surface.
Minimum focus distance: 3.6 m.
Tripod mount ring: new bearings improve durability and ensure smooth switching between horizontal and vertical orientation. The mount is positioned close to the rear of the lens to ensure comfortable transportation, and allow the included one-piece hood to be reversed.
Short monopod collar included: for more stability when using a monopod.
Included CT-505 case: sturdy yet lightweight trunk case with fold-in handle that makes it easy to stack.
16 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal Coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coating)
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5° 00' - Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3° 10'
Minimum focus distance
3.6 m from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
40.5 mm (drop-in)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 140 x 387 mm
Approx. 3,090 g
Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-34 Lens Hood, 40.5 mm screw-in NC filter, CT-505 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap, Monopod collar