Nikon AF500mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor 35mm Primes

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AF500mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor

This super-quiet new telephoto lens uses Nikon's latest coreless focusing-drive motor for faster focusing times. Nikon ED glass for sharp, clear pictures. Internal focusing assures smooth focusing without extension of lens. A-M (Automatic-Manual) switch enables instant switching from autofocus to manual focus by simply rotating focus ring. Focus down to 16 feet. Autofocus not possible with N50.

User Reviews (3)

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Ricardo   Intermediate [Feb 03, 2002]
Strength:

It''s pretty light and small for a 500/f4 lens. Sharp optics.

Weakness:

None

Wow, this lens has an outstanding optics. Extremely sharp at wide open. Probably the sharpest lens I''ve ever used. Has great minimum focusing distance, I''m able to fully frame a golden crowned sparrow without any ext tube. AFS works great, locks into subject very quickly.

Similar Products Used: Nikkor 500/f4 P Nikkor 400/f3.5 Tamron 300/f2.8 Manual Focus
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5
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5
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Roy Breslawski   Expert [Apr 05, 2000]
Model Reviewed: AF500mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor
Strength:

Remarkably sharp and excellent contrast compared to other lenses at any focal length. Fast focus even with 1.4x teleconverter and sharpness is excellent even with 2x. Lighter than both 600 f4 and 400f2.8, it is a great compromise on length and weight.

Weakness:

Only complaint is the lens hood. It is very long. The two piece hood with the 600 f4 is more convenient.

My favorite lens. I use it for everything from small birds to large mammals and it's rugged enough that I trust putting it into my backpack on tough hikes. If you're serious about wildlife or sports photography this lens would be hard to beat.

Customer Service

Never needed.

Similar Products Used: Sigma 500 f4.5, Nikon 300 f4.
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5
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5
Michael Rossi   Expert [Feb 14, 2000]
Model Reviewed: AF500mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S Nikkor
Strength:

Fast,razor-sharp lens. It is GREAT for fast action sports such as football.soccer,and baseball.

Weakness:

My only complaint with this lens is the size of its lenshood( it is huge). I would prefer a hood that was a little less ungainly. It is,however, VERY light weight.

A bit pricey but in line with other manufacturers. This is a great lens--I love working with it.

Customer Service

No problems.

Similar Products Used: AF-S 300mm,AF-S 80-200mm both sweet.
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5
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5
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