www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR AF-S
8.5 out of 10

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

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

Great Deal: $6,999.00

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

Showing 1-10 of 67
Overall 8
8.0

Good lens

Paul Evans, B&H Photo
8 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I use this lens frequently for birds on a D810 and it takes sharp clear photos. It does not autofocus well with the Nikon 1.4 teleconverter that was sold to me with this lens. The teleconverter must be bad, because the bokeh with it is awful When the batteries get below 75% the lens with the...
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

A Long-Awaited Purchase

Fred Stevens, B&H Photo
7 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I have rented this lens four times in the past. we have had a really good year so I finally took the plunge and bought myself one. I am using the lens for bird, wildlife and scenic images with D810, D800 and D7100 bodies.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good VR, Outstanding Case, Strong Construction
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Soon Headed for Replacement?

Ricardo, B&H Photo
6 June 2014
  • Excerpt: With an upcoming (once in a lifetime) trip to the Arctic to photograph polar bears and my longest lens a 300mm f/2.8, I struggled with whether to buy or rent either a 500mm f/4 or the 800mm Nikon lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Rugged
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 500mm F/4

Paul, B&H Photo
28 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this for wildlife photography and it is sharp and fast. It does not have great Bokeh. I have contacted NIKON and they brush the problem off and say there is nothing wrong.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Larry, B&H Photo
8 April 2014
  • Excerpt: This is one of the best long lens I have uses to photograph wildlife.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Read full review
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.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 VR Lens

Keith, B&H Photo
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a sharp lens if proper telephoto techniques are employed. I use it primarily for birding and wildlife photography and videography with D3 & D600 bodies respectively. If you're already in the Nikon camp, this lens will not disappoint.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Amazing image quality with teleconverter

Montereyman, B&H Photo
20 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I have used the Nikon 600mm f4 non-VR lens and the 200-400mm VR zoom and was not expecting the vast difference in performance of the 500mm with teleconverters. With the 600mm and 200-400mm I stayed with the 1.4 TC for the most part or would be using manual focus.With the 500mm f4 VR the difference...
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Image quality, Using Teleconverters
  • Cons: No carry bag, Price
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very Pleased

Jim, B&H Photo
13 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens requires a little technique tweaking to get the most from it. Nothing extraordinary, you just have to really pay attention to your settings, especially shutter speeds. I have a lot of fast glass and I guess I've become lazy (sloppy) where a D4 or D800E makes minor adjustments that aren't...
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Read full review
Next page >>