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The Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is full frame (FX format) lens, and can be mounted on Nikon professional bodies or cropped sensor (DX) bodies. When the lens is mounted on a DX crop camera the focal length gets boosted to 750mm (35mm equivalent).
The two fluorite lens elements features a high transmission rate within both the infrared and ultraviolet zones, and blocks the secondary spectrum in order to effectively correct chromatic aberration within the visible light spectrum. It is also significantly lighter than optical glass, bringing the lens weight down to 3090g, and making it 20% lighter than its predecessor.
Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements minimizes chromatic aberration to deliver superior sharpness and colour reproduction.
Nano Crystal Coat is an antireflective coating that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections to effectively reduce ghosting and flares.
The Vibration Reduction (VR) system in the 500mm f/4E FL ED VR reduces camera shake/movements to decrease blur. The VR system is rated at a 4 stop equivalent and enables users to shoot shutter speeds at up to 16 times slower than non-VR/IS lenses, and still get sharp and blur free images.
Sport mode limits vibration reduction to the minimum needed for subjects that are moving quickly and unpredictably. The viewfinder offers a more stable image when the camera is mounted on a monopod. Even when the camera is hand-held, the image in the viewfinder remains as stable and smooth as if the camera were on a monopod, making it easier to track the subject when the camera is panned during high-speed burst shooting. Frame rate and shutter response are unaffected.
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is incorporated into the lens to enable stable and reliable auto-exposure (AE) with high-speed continuous shooting.
All AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon's SWM which enables high-speed autofocusing that's both extremely accurate, and super quiet.
All optical movement is limited to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction with a closer focusing distance, and makes using tinted/polarised filters a breeze.
A removable monopod collar is included with the lens for a well-balanced and secure support when shooting from a monopod or tripod. The collar ring also utilises ball bearings to smooth transitions between horizontal and vertical shooting.
Teleconverters multiplies the focal length of lenses to achieve a greater reach. The Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is compatible with the following tele-converters:
TC-14E/TC-14E II* / TC-14 III* / TC-17E II / TC-20E/TC-20E II / TC-20E III
* AF possible when attached to f/8-compatible camera body.
|Focal length||500 mm|
|Lens construction||16 elements in 12 groups (including three ED glass and two fluorite lens elements, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element with fluorine coat|
|Angle of view||Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5°00'|
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3°10'
|Minimum focus distance||3.6 m/11.9 ft from focal plane|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||0.15x|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded diaphragm opening)|
|Filter-attachment size||40.5 mm|
|Dimensions||Approximately 140 mm maximum diameter x 387 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)|
|Weight||Approximately 3090 g/6 lb 13 oz|
|Supplied accessories||Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-34 Lens Hood, Slip-in filter holder, 40.5 mm screw-in NC filter, CT-505 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap, Monopod collar|
|Compatible accessories||40.5 mm screw-on filters, C-PL405 Slip-in Circular Polarizing Filter, AF-I/AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E/TC-14E II/TC-14 III/ TC-17E II*/TC-20E*/TC-20E II*/TC-20E III*|
* AF possible when attached to f/8-compatible camera body.
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
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All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
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1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
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