Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR
Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 500 mm
Image stabilisation Yes (4 stops)
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F4.0
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes rounded
Elements 16
Groups 12
Special elements / coatings 3 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. 4 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings.
Minimum focus 3.60 m (141.73) 4.40 m (173.23)
Maximum magnification 0.14×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter Yes
Weight 3090 g (6.81 lb) 3810 g (8.40 lb)
Diameter 140 mm (5.51) 166 mm (6.54)
Length 387 mm (15.24) 432 mm (17.01)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 41 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes