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8.6 out of 10

Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S

Professional super-telephoto NIKKOR lens featuring VR II. VR I Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S

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Overall 10
10

Fabulous lens

Brad, Nikon
2 June 2014
  • Summary: The 500 is a fantastic lens. I have been using it now for a couple of years and I am 100% in love with this lens. It is great for wildlife.
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Overall 10
10

Sharp lens!

Brownbomber2, Nikon
1 March 2014
  • Summary: I use this lens for birds and wildlife on a Nikon D800, sometimes with a 1.4 Nikon teleconverter and also without it. It is a fast focusing lens even on the D800. I mounted it on a friends D3 and it is superfast! I love the lens and am glad that I went ahead and made the investment.
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Overall 10
10

One Word: Outstanding!!!

Andy, Nikon
3 October 2012
  • Summary: I have been using plenty of long tele lenses already, primarily zoom lenses, including the Nikon 200-400 VR, so I thought that I knew what excellent contrast rendition and sharpness looks like. Obviously I have been mistaken! The Nikon 500mm VRII is even better than I have expected.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent wildlife lens

Rambleon41, Nikon
19 March 2012
  • Summary: Very fast focus, extremely sharp, and the VR allows for hand held photography of flying birds. I have owned several long lenses and this is the fastest focusing and sharpest lens I have owned.
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Overall 10
10

This lens is the best for the buck

lightning lou, Nikon
7 February 2012
Overall 10
10

Perfect size and great quality

Mully410, Nikon
16 December 2011
  • Summary: I wanted some long glass that I could wield on a monopod. This fits the bill nicely. I can hike all afternoon with this lens on my monopod with the D7000 attached. It's not light but it's a whole lot lighter than the 600f4.
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Overall 8
8.0

fast focus - poor tripod mounting ring

Jer, Nikon
15 April 2011
  • Summary: Great lens except for one thing. After using this lens for the first time the mounting ring cracked.
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Overall 10
10

Sharp, sharp, sharp

bills_pix, Nikon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: Had it for a month before taking it to Florida for a week of bird photography. The images are stunning for clarity, contrast, and sharpness. Even with the 1.4 t/c the shots are super sharp.
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Overall 10
10

Love this lens!

Eaglewatcher, Nikon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: Wanted just a bit more telescoping that my 400mm lens and this does the trick. Not nearly as expensive as I expected it to be. Well worth every dime. Now I can see the eagles in the nest just like I am sitting there. Even my husband was impressed! This photo was taken approximately a football field away from their nest.
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Overall 10
10

Simply Excellent

Nikon Professional, Nikon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: Lightweight for its focal length and rock steady in the VR mode. Extreme clarity, excellent light management and fast focus make this a must for any nature/wildlife photographer. Outstanding performance on the D3x and the D3. Tack images with tons of resolution. Just superb.
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