Redefine the boundaries of super telephoto precision and uncompromising versatility with the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. Take on the most arduous shooting environments, from adrenaline pumping action to wildlife photography, with this FX-format compatible 2.5x super-telephoto 200-500mm*1 f/5.6 zoom lens. To ensure high-level optical proficiency with every shot, Extra-low Dispersion glass elements are integrated, along with a cutting-edge Vibration Reduction system. Further reinforcing the standard of NIKKOR technology, a Silent Wave Motor and electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism are employed to meet your expectations of stellar image quality, accuracy and sharpness.
Be it birds, sports, aircrafts or even moving subjects, this FX-format compatible 200-500mm*1 f/5.6 zoom lens promises the reliability of capturing gorgeous imagery. Built to push the limits of versatility, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR has a length of just 267.5mm and weighs approximately 2090g*2. Extra-low Dispersion glass elements are also incorporated to ensure minimal chromatic aberration, allowing for peak optical performance at both maximum wide-angle and telephoto positions.
In the world of action, sport and wildlife photography, precision and accuracy is the name of the game. To achieve this, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR incorporates both an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism and a Silent Wave Motor. These features deliver stable and reliable auto-exposure control during high-speed continuous shooting, as well as more accurate autofocus (AF) respectively. The AF capabilities of the lens are also maintained when used with a 1.4x Nikon teleconverter such as the AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III*4.
*1 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 300-750mm in FX/35mm format.
*2 Indicated weight does not include a tripod collar.
*3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a FX-format digital SLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position in NORMAL mode.
*4 AF capabilities are maintained when attached to an f/8-compatible camera.
F mount, Type E AF‒S lens with built‒in CPU and F mount
200 – 500 mm
19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED elements)
Angle of view
Nikon FX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 12° 20′ to 5° 00′, Nikon DX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 8° 00′ to 3° 10′
Minimum focus distance
2.2 m ( 7.22 ft) from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Automatic electronic aperture control
95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Approx. 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 2300 g (5 lb 1.2 oz), including tripod collar; Approx. 2090 g (4 lb 9.8 oz) without tripod collar
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Manual , Manual/Auto, Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus limit switch
FULL, ∞ to 6 m
Focus distance indicator
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (200, 300, 400, 500)
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
95 mm snap‒on Front Lens Cap LC‒95, Rear Lens Cap LF‒4, Bayonet Hood HB‒71, Lens Case CL‒1434
1. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.