Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 D IF-ED II Specifications

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Name Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 D IF-ED II

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Manufacturer Nikon
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2001
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Lens Type
Lens Type Telephoto Lens
Zoom or Prime Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Mount and Compatibility
Mount Nikon (see compatible cameras)
Compatibility Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Closest Focusing Distance 500 cm
Autofocus (AF) Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture f/4
Elements: 11 elements / 9 groups
Focal Length 500 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 500 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 750 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
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Diameter 140 mm
Length 394 mm
Weight 3800 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Image stabilization No
Filter Drop-in Filter, 52 mm
Lens Hood HB-28 BK (included)
Tripod mount Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing No