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Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR

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The Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR is a professional-grade super telephoto lens and update to the Nikon 500mm f/4G AF-S VR. Key features include:

  • What’s New. The two primary upgrades are a redesigned optical formula that enables a lighter overall weight with improved image quality, while the electromagnetic aperture mechanism offers more accurate and consistent exposures.
  • Super Telephoto. These lenses are designed and optimized for professional sports and wildlife shooters, providing extremely fast autofocus with stellar image quality. The Nikon 500mm f/4E offers a good compromise of aperture for additional reach.
  • Redesigned Build & Optics. This is where you see the most notable change from its predecessor. Nikon managed to shave 1.69 lbs off by switching to a magnesium alloy die-cast lens barrel and use of fluorite elements in the optical formula. Those two fluorite and three ED lens elements work in tandem to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion while ensuring overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity. As expected, you’re still getting pro-grade dust and moisture weather-sealing for peace of mind in less than ideal conditions.
  • Advanced VR. The in-lens Vibration Reduction provides up to 4-stops of correction for shooting in low light. Combined with the weight reduction, this allows the 500mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR to be used handheld when needed. Additionally, there’s a dedicated VR Sport Mode that recognizes panning motion to provide accurate compensation for camera shake.
  • Silent Wave AF Motor. The Silent Wave Motor autofocus mechanism provides quick, quiet and precise autofocus performance. The internal focusing design retains the overall lens length during operation while contributing to a lighter overall weight. Full-time manual focus override is as simple as rotating the focus ring at any time.
  • Electromagnetic Aperture. Provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

Please Note: Due to the Electromagnetic Aperture mechanism, this lens is not compatible with Nikon D90 / D200 /D2 DSLRs or older.

Filter Size
Rear Drop-in
Aperture
f/4-22
Length
15.24”
Diameter
5.51”
Weight
6.81 lbs
Hood
HK-34
Minimum Focusing Distance
11.9’
Maximum Magnification
0.14x
Angle of view
5ΒΊ
Zoom method
None
Image Stabilization
2nd gen. VR, 4-stop, Normal / Active
Focusing System
Internal, Silent Wave motor, focus limiter, FT manual, electronic preset
Aperture Blades
9, curved, electromagnetic
Groups/Elements
12/16
Low Dispersion Elements
3
Fluorite Elements
2
Aspherical Elements
0
Weather Resistant
Unknown
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX, FX
Autofocus
Yes
  • Lens with rear cap
  • Hood with soft cover
  • Strap
  • Soft carrying case

Diagrams

  • Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR Diagram
  • Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR Diagram

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $67.00 $320.00 $387.00 $129.00
4 days $72.00 $343.00 $415.00 $103.75
7 days $96.00 $457.00 $553.00 $79.00
10 days $130.00 $617.00 $747.00 $74.70
14 days $168.00 $800.00 $968.00 $69.14
21 days $226.00 $1074.00 $1300.00 $61.90
30 days $283.00 $1348.00 $1631.00 $54.37
45 days $370.00 $1759.00 $2129.00 $47.31
60 days $432.00 $2057.00 $2489.00 $41.48
90 days $557.00 $2651.00 $3208.00 $35.64
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $45.00 $320.00 $365.00 $121.67
4 days $48.00 $343.00 $391.00 $97.75
7 days $64.00 $457.00 $521.00 $74.43
10 days $86.00 $617.00 $703.00 $70.30
14 days $112.00 $800.00 $912.00 $65.14
21 days $150.00 $1074.00 $1224.00 $58.29
30 days $189.00 $1348.00 $1537.00 $51.23
45 days $246.00 $1759.00 $2005.00 $44.56
60 days $288.00 $2057.00 $2345.00 $39.08
90 days $371.00 $2651.00 $3022.00 $33.58
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $320.00 $106.67
4 days $343.00 $85.75
7 days $457.00 $65.29
10 days $617.00 $61.70
14 days $800.00 $57.14
21 days $1074.00 $51.14
30 days $1348.00 $44.93
45 days $1759.00 $39.09
60 days $2057.00 $34.28
90 days $2651.00 $29.46

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