Nikkor 500mm f/4E AF-S FL ED VR 

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  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), rear focus
  • 16 elements in 12 groups, 3 ED elements, nano coating, Flourine coating on front element
  • 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • 40.5mm drop in filter
  • 12’ (3.6m) minimum focus; 1:71 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 15.2 x 5.5” (387 x 140mm) long, diameter
  • 109 ounces (3090g) weight
  • included HK-34 slip-on hood, CT-504 case, LN-1 strap, 52mm NC filter, caps
  • US$12300
  • Model Number 20053
  • Announced July 2, 2015


Note: E lenses will be essentially “maximum aperture only lenses” on many cameras made prior to the switch. This includes the F6, D1 series, D2 series, D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D90, D100, D200, and D3000 bodies. Nikon erroneously labels these cameras as “incompatible” with E lenses, when it really is “losses functionality."

Nikon’s Web page for the lens

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