AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR


Powerful zoom with extended reach. With a 200–500mm focal length range and constant f/5.6 aperture, this FX-format lens introduces a new level of super-telephoto versatility.

Whether you shoot wildlife, birds, planes, or fast-paced sports, this lens delivers unwavering performance. The 200–500mm range offers exceptional reach. The constant f/5.6 aperture enables comfortable speed and smooth control over depth of field across the entire zoom range. Nikon’s impressive Vibration Reduction lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower, and SPORT VR mode excels at tracking fast action. The electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures during high-speed bursts.

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Focal length


Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Lens construction

19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED glass elements)

Angle of view

Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 12°20′-5°00′. Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 8°00′-3°10′

Minimum focus distance

2.2m from focal plane (throughout the entire zoom range)

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm blades

9 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter attachment size


Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)

Approx. 107.3 × 266.8mm


Approx. 2,500 g

Supplied accessories

LC-95 95 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, HB-71 Bayonet Hood, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, CL-1434 Semi-soft Case

Additional information


F Mount