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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Lens

Product Code: 3240505T


The FX format Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom lens is both affordable and flexible with a huge telephoto reach, ideal for sports and wildlife photography, with many pro features.

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  • Great value
  • Ideal for sports and wildlife photography
  • An incredible 4.5 stops of image stabilisation
  • SPORT VR mode for tracking motor-sports or planes
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NIKON AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Telephoto lens

The latest big-zoom' from Nikon is packed with Nikons latest lens tech, with the AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon offers a huge reach at an affordable price.

Whether you're a birder, a sports photographer, a fan of air shows this latest FX zoom delivers in all areas.Powerful zoom with extended reach. With a 200-500mm focal length range and constant f/5.6 aperture, this FX-format lens introduces a new level of super-telephoto versatility.

A constant f/5.6 aperture provides reliable and smooth speed and control throughout the depth of field across the whole zoom range. Optical construction consists of 19 elements across 12 groups and features ED glass elements minimising chromatic aberration. Being the largest fixed aperture zoom in the current Nikkor range the 200-500mm also implements the latest version of Nikon's VR (vibration reduction) technology. This powerful technology allows you to shoot using shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower and includes SPORT VR mode for fast tracking during action shots such as motor-sports or planes, on top of this the Nikon Silent wave Motor (SWM) offers a fast AF.

FX-format super-telephoto zoom lens: offers flexible 200-500mm focal length range (DX-format equivalent: 300-750mm). Ideal for shooting wildlife, birds, planes, and fast-paced sports.

Constant f/5.6 aperture: enables consistent speed and smooth control over depth of field across the entire zoom range.

High optical performance: three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements ensure minimal chromatic aberration.

Vibration Reduction (VR): minimises camera shake and lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower. SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when capturing high-speed movement. It also allows a continuous shooting frame rate and release time lag similar to those that are achievable when VR is turned off. Use SPORT VR mode to perfectly capture moving subjects such as birds in flight, or fast-paced sports.

Lens highlights:

  • High-speed AF operation: Nikon's Silent wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance with seamless manual override.
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm: for consistent, more precise exposures during high-speed bursts.
  • Minimum focus distance: 2.2m.
  • Zoom-lock switch: keeps the lens secure when not in use.
  • Tripod foot: helps stabilise the lens when using a tripod.
  • AF with teleConverters: the fixed maximum aperture of f/5.6 enables AF operation even when using a 1.4x teleConverter (attached to an f/8-compatible camera).

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Lens Specifications

Lens type

Full Telephoto Zoom Lens

Focal length range


Minimum focus distance


Angle of view field (diag. horiz. vert.) - full frame

12° 20′- 5°00′

Lens elements | groups

19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED glass elements)

Aperture range

f/5.6 – f/32

Image stabilisation

Up to 4.5 stops

Filter Size


Compatible cameras

Nikon DSLR F-Mount


Approx. 108 mm × 267.5 mm


Approx. 2300 g

Offers: N/A
Offer Category: Camera Lenses
Offer Product Type: Nikon Lenses F mount
Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: Black
Diameter (mm): 108
Length (mm): 268
Weight (g): 2300
Distance scale: Yes
DoF scale: N/A
Elements: 19
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: Yes
Focal length: 200 - 500 mm
Focus method: Internal
Filter Thread: 95 mm
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 12
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: Yes
Lens mount: Nikon F (FX)
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 500
Maximum magnification: 0.22
Maximum aperture (number): 5.6
Maximum aperture (text): f/5.6
Max Format size: Full Frame
Minimum focal length: 200
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 2.2
Minimum aperture (number): 32
Minimum aperture (text): f/32
Motor type: Ultrasonic
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: 3 ED elements
Tripod collar: Yes
Lens type: Zoom lens
Zoom lock: Yes
Zoom method: Extending (rotary)
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

Nikon have launched a seriously affordable contender in the super-telephoto arena, offering a product with superb optical performance, an exceptional reach as well as being packed with the latest technologies.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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