Nikon changes the super-telephoto landscape with the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (04.08.2015)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4th August 2015 Nikon unveils a brand new ‘big zoom’ and introduces a whole new level of super-telephoto versatility. Packed with the latest lens technologies, the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR offers incredible reach.
Whether you shoot wildlife, birds, planes, or fast-paced sports, this powerful new FX-format zoom delivers unwavering performance. The 200-500mm range offers exceptional reach, while the constant f/5.6 aperture enables consistent speed and smooth control over depth of field across the entire zoom range. Performance is superb thanks to an optical construction that’s made up of 19 elements in 12 groups, and features three ED glass elements to help ensure minimal chromatic aberration. As the longest fixed-aperture zoom in the current NIKKOR line up, the new NIKKOR 200-500mm also boasts the latest generation of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) technology. This impressive system lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower and includes SPORT VR mode for tracking fast action. In addition, Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) offers a fast AF response. The electromagnetic diaphragm delivers stable AE control even during high-speed continuous shooting.
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager, Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe, says: “Typically, super-telephoto lenses require a serious budget, and many keen photographers find themselves forced to compromise on quality. As Nikon’s most affordable super-telephoto lens to extend beyond 300mm, this new 200-500mm lens is an exciting option for photographers who want extra reach with which to capture distant subjects.”
The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR continues Nikon’s tradition of advancing imaging technology. With the recently developed SPORT VR mode integrated into the VR system, this lens is ideal for photographing moving subjects such as birds in flight, or fast-paced sports. SPORT VR excels in situations in which a photographer needs to pan the camera to track subjects. The mode delivers a stable viewfinder image, and allows a continuous shooting frame rate similar to those that are achievable when VR is turned off.
The fixed maximum aperture of f/5.6 throughout the entire zoom range also enables AF operation when using a 1.4x teleconverter attached to an f/8-compatible camera.
The AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR boasts a zoom-lock switch to keep it secure when it’s not in use, and a detachable tripod foot that helps stabilise the lens when using a tripod. A detachable hood and soft case is included with the lens.