Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR

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The Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR is a professional-grade super telephoto lens and update to the Nikon 600mm 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 600mm f/4E offers more reach than the 500mm f/4E, but doesn’t have near the size and weight limitations of the 800mm f/5.6E.
  • Redesigned Build & Optics. This is where you see the most notable change from its predecessor. Nikon managed to shave 2.8 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 four 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 enables the 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR to be used handheld in a pinch (though we wouldn’t suggest this). 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
8.4 lbs
Minimum Focusing Distance
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view
4° 10’
Zoom method
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
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Nikon F


  • Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR Diagram
  • Nikon 600mm 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 $80.00 $373.00 $453.00 $151.00
4 days $86.00 $400.00 $486.00 $121.50
7 days $114.00 $533.00 $647.00 $92.43
10 days $154.00 $720.00 $874.00 $87.40
14 days $200.00 $933.00 $1133.00 $80.93
21 days $268.00 $1253.00 $1521.00 $72.43
30 days $336.00 $1572.00 $1908.00 $63.60
45 days $439.00 $2052.00 $2491.00 $55.36
60 days $513.00 $2399.00 $2912.00 $48.53
90 days $661.00 $3091.00 $3752.00 $41.69
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $53.00 $373.00 $426.00 $142.00
4 days $57.00 $400.00 $457.00 $114.25
7 days $76.00 $533.00 $609.00 $87.00
10 days $103.00 $720.00 $823.00 $82.30
14 days $133.00 $933.00 $1066.00 $76.14
21 days $179.00 $1253.00 $1432.00 $68.19
30 days $224.00 $1572.00 $1796.00 $59.87
45 days $293.00 $2052.00 $2345.00 $52.11
60 days $342.00 $2399.00 $2741.00 $45.68
90 days $441.00 $3091.00 $3532.00 $39.24
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $373.00 $124.33
4 days $400.00 $100.00
7 days $533.00 $76.14
10 days $720.00 $72.00
14 days $933.00 $66.64
21 days $1253.00 $59.67
30 days $1572.00 $52.40
45 days $2052.00 $45.60
60 days $2399.00 $39.98
90 days $3091.00 $34.34

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