Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens

Product Summary


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.

VR operation works with the Nikon F6, F5, F100, F80, F75, F65, D3, D700, D2-series, D1-series, D300, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70-series, D60, D50 and D40-series. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Sample Images by NIKON 600mm f/4G ED VR on Flickr

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Lens

NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR Specifications

Focal length600 mm
Maximum aperturef/4
Minimum aperturef/22
Lens construction15 elements in 12 groups (with 3 ED glass elements and one Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element
Picture angle4°10’ (2°40’ with DX-format camera)
Closest focusing distance5.0 m/16.4 ft. (AF), 4.8 m/15.7 ft. (MF)
Maximum reproduction ratio1/7.4
No. of diaphragm blades9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size52 mm
FocusingInternal 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.
WeightApprox. 5,060 g/11.2 lb.
Supplied accessoriesLens Hood HK-35, Heavy duty case CT-607, Dedicated filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar


Purchase options

NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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