- Model name: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : FX / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
What is better than a 500mm f/4? Of course it is a 600mm f/4 if one is interested in the ultimate close-up shots for shy wild subjects then the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR is the best Nikkor lens that one can in terms of reach.
This monstrous lens needs a stable optical stabilization and Nikon obliges by putting its second generation Vibration Reduction II technology in it. In simple terms now it is possible to hand-hold the lens mounted on a Nikon DSLR system and use a shutter speed of up to four stops slower, than you would normally be able to do. If you’re into high precision tripod based photography then the lens has a built in sensor that can detect whether you’re using one and immediately disengage the stabilization system.
A handy M/A option allows you to turn the focusing ring without having to flick any switch and achieve better manual focusing precision. Of course a switch for transition between auto to manual (A/M) focusing is also provided.
Other technologies bundled with this $10,000 lens are Silent Wave Motor for keeping things quiet when auto-focusing, Nano Crystal coating with Extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and Super Integrated Coating (SIC) for reduced flares and ghosting when shooting wide open.
The lens has a minimum focusing range of 15.7’ and has a maximum angle of view of 2°40′ on a DX format DSLR. On a FX format DSLR the maximum angle of view is 4°10′. The diaphragm of the lens is made of 9 blades.
Sample Images by NIKON 600mm f/4G ED VR on Flickr
NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Specifications
|Focal length||600 mm|
|Lens construction||15 elements in 12 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element|
|Picture angle||4°10’ (2°40’ with DX-format camera)|
|Closest focusing distance||5.0 m/16.4 ft. (AF), 4.8 m/15.7 ft. (MF)|
|Maximum reproduction ratio||1/7.4|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Filter/attachment size||52 mm|
|Focusing||Internal Focusing (IF) system; autofocus with a built-in SWM and manual focus|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Approx. 166 x 445 mm/6.5 x 17.5 in.|
|Weight||Approx. 5,060 g/11.2 lb.|
|Supplied accessories||Lens Hood HK-35, Heavy duty case CT-607, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar|