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  • Specifications
    Lens Mount Compatibility
    Nikon FX
    Lens Type
    Telephoto Zoom
    Minimum Focal Length
    200 millimeters
    Maximum Focal Length
    500 millimeters
    Maximum Aperture
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Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Super Telephoto Zoom Lens - Black

Your price for this item is $1,059.99
The previous price was $1,399.99
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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 421 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for wildlife

    This is a really sharp lens with vibration reduction this lens can be hand held. My lens is pared up with the Nikon D500 what a great combo. This is the best telephoto for the money without buying a large prime which are very expensive. Would recommend this lens for wildlife day time shooting. Not great for real low light situations with 5.6 aperture.

    Posted by Computech

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice

    I had been drooling over this lens but just couldn't pull the trigger on buying it. While on a driving trip out to Texas my wife suggested I should pickup the lens and use it on the trip. Looked on Best Buy, found that a store about 1 hour ahead of us on the journey had the lens so I made the purchase. Very glad I did. Several have commented that the lens is heavy. True enough, but any lens of this size is going to be heavy. While I find it heavy, I have been able to handhold every shot I've made with it due to the incredible VR system. Using it with my D7100. In low light focus can be a little hard to achieve. Also, if you focus in very close and then switch to a distant object, the lens has difficulty finding focus. Both of these situations are easy to overcome and have not hindered my enjoyment of the lens. Photos are very sharp and pleasant. I recommend using back focusing (Google it if you don't know what it is), manual shutter and aperture with auto-ISO. This allows you to keep the shutter speed up, depth of field as you want it, and auto-ISO makes up the difference. I wondered if f5.6 maximum aperture would be a problem but I can say I have not given it a consideration while shooting. See the shots I've attached for results. Quite pleased.

    Posted by Bill

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice reach for 200-500mm lens

    This is my first long lens and it takes plenty of practice to get nice photos. If you’re not use to using a heavy lens, it can be daunting, specially shooting all day at an airshow or birding... or use a monopod but it’s a bit restrictive. VR greatly helps steady the lens for moving objects. 5.6 works nicely during the day but tends to hunt for a focus point during dusk hours. Bokeh is nice as well... Pricing is very competitive and gives the others a run for the money... plus it has a NIKON badge which for me instills a lot of pride n confidence. Best Buy was also helpful with purchasing this and other lenses. Practice, practice, practice to fully appreciate this telephoto lens. Well worth the cost. Don’t forget the Protective clear filter.

    Posted by Mickey

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