A professional grade super telephoto lens - Nikon AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR
This Nikon super-telephoto lens is constructed for professional use in terms of both build and optical quality. With a workhorse construction that includes moisture and dust-proof construction and a magnesium die-cast barrel, the Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR lens somehow manages to be surprisingly lightweight, so you can continue shooting until you capture the perfect shot.
Optical technologies to ensure premium quality
Optically this lens features 3 extra-low dispersion glass elements for the ultimate in image sharpness and the reduction of chromatic aberrations. To further battle any imperfections such as ghosting, flare and internal reflections there are the following coatings; Nano crystal and Super integrated. This high-performance lens is able to remain relatively small throughout use due to the inclusion of internal focussing, meaning you can continue shooting for long periods of time with a remarkable level of flexibility and comfort.
VR II Stabiliser - Blur-free images and increased confidence
Generally a lens of this focal length and caliber is going to wind up in the hands of serious photographers that are interested in action photography; motor sports, wildlife and the like. To further entice these fast-paced photographers the Nikon 500mm has in place some of Nikon’s more advanced lens technologies. One of which is the Vibration Reduction stabiliser, which provides up to 3 stops of blur-free shooting, allowing you to go handheld on occasion and still be able to capture sharp images that are not ruined by camera shake. It also has a unique tripod detection mode which compensates for any shutter release vibrations, further increasing the likelihood of sharper images. These qualities afford you a certain level of flexibility and spontaneity which is necessary if you are going to be responsible for those once in a lifetime images.
Fast focus for fast-paced subjects
Also on the action front is the Silent Wave motor that drives the autofocus. Not only is the autofocus as accurate as you would expect from a lens of this quality, but it is smooth, lightning fast and as the name suggests, incredibly quiet. This focus motor renders the 500mm as an even more viable option for sports and wildlife photography and it is also an extremely handy advancement for anyone looking to shoot HD video.