I picked up Nikon’s new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR this weekend. This lens will offer outstanding versatility for wildlife photography. Now, if only I could find some Mountain Lion.20058_AFS_200-500E_left

Astounding views, comfortably in reach

Wherever your passion lies, this outstanding super telephoto zoom lens can bring it into focus. Capture and share stunning views of birds, wildlife, motorsports, athletes, performers, landmarks and other faraway subjects. A fast f/5.6 constant aperture gives your shots  beautifully out-of-focus backgrounds across the entire zoom range. Turn fast-moving action into dazzling photo sequences—the electromagnetic diaphragm operates in sync for the fastest subjects and shutter speeds while Vibration Reduction image stabilization keeps your shots sharp and steady. And in the rare cases when additional reach is needed, you can increase the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR’s zoom power with an optional Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2x teleconverter.

Conquer distance

Lightweight, compact super telephoto zoom

Whether your subject is far in the distance or close, fast or slow, you can land the shot. On FX-format cameras, 500mm brings distant birds, wildlife, athletes, performers, landmarks and more into tight focus. DX-format cameras add an additional 1.5x zoom effect for an angle of view equivalent to a whopping 750mm! And despite that extreme power, you can also focus on subjects as close as 7.2 feet away for detail rich close-ups.

Sharpen your vision

4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction

At super telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can cause image blur. Vibration Reduction image stabilization counteracts camera shake up to ~4.5 stops** for sharp photos and steady videos. You also can shoot at slower shutter speeds in low light—great for those magic moments at dawn and dusk. Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and other movements common when shooting fast action.

Dazzling performance

Advanced Nikon lens technology

Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass cuts through the glare of bright sunlight. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. The Electromagnetic diaphragm (E) operates in sync with the fastest shutter speeds and frame rates, even when using an optional teleconverter. Always bring home views that amaze.


5 Comments on “Versatility

  1. We seem to be thinking alike Martin…I haven’t taken the plunge yet, but I have finally decided on the Nikon over the Sigma and Tamron. I’ll be a few months, but I’ll have one soon. I look forward to your review and pictures from that neat lens. Way to go.

    • Good man John! You will not be disappointed! Check out my latest post with images of Sea Lions. A lot of back light and just the texture and color of their skin made them difficult to compose but all in all I’m very happy with the lens.

      • Wow, sharp. and lots of tonal range. Now I am really wanting that lens. Of course, you are really making it look good my friend.

      • The lens is a steal of a deal for what it does, such versatility with it. It’s that upper mid range telephoto that everyone needs without having to spend $7500.00+ for something that’s fixed and often too big.

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