Nikon 600mm f/4E (First Look)

Nikon 600mm f/4E AF-S Nikkor FL ED VR


AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. This lens uses the latest Nikon lens technologies to enhance autofocus (AF) tracking and optical performance, while benefitting photographers with a significant reduction in weight. Ideal for sports, action, wildlife and press events, these lenses offer photographers the ability to capture striking images from afar with brilliant clarity and sharpness.


The NIKKOR 600mm f/4 lens was developed to give photographers the advantage on the sidelines or in the field, with a lens that can keep up with the action and get the decisive shot. Uusers will sincerely appreciate the weight reduction of these lenses which allow for extended shooting, even into overtime.


This super telephoto NIKKOR lens hase been optimized for today’s high-resolution image sensors and fast-shooting Nikon DSLR cameras. The lens designs significantly improve AF tracking performance, helping photographers to capture images of dynamic wildlife or athletes in precise clarity, even when subjects are moving erratically, at random speeds or at the camera. The lens also utilizes Nikon’s Electromagnetic Diaphragm, helping to maintain consistent exposure during high-speed burst shooting of fast action.
he addition of fluorite lens elements to the optical formula helps to reduce chromatic aberration, as well as decrease the overall weight of the lenses, saving nearly 3 pounds (lbs.) for the 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, For extended shooting days in the field, the AF-S Nikkor 600mm lens also employs magnesium alloy construction for enhanced durability and further weight reduction.


For long reach with superior optical performance, professional photographers should consider the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, which provides the ultimate in fast-aperture and focal distance for challenging subjects. With a constant aperture of f/4, the new 600mm lens gives the photographer the ability to fill the frame and create dramatic separation between subject and background. With a weight of merely 8.3 lbs. /3810g (vs. 11.5 lbs./5060g of its predecessor), the lens features two fluorite lens elements and four ED elements to provide discerning photographers with unrivaled sharpness.


What’s in the box:

  • Slip-On Front Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HK-40 Lens Hood
  • Slip-In Filter Holder
  • NC 40.5mm Neutral color filter
  • LN-2 Strap
  • CT-608 Lens Case
  • Monopod Collar
  • Nikon 5 Year USA Warranty (1 Year International + 4 Year USA Extension)

Nikon 500mm f/4E AF-S FL Specifications

Camera Mount Type
Nikon FX/35mm
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Format Compatibility
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 3°10′ Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 5°00′
Lens construction
16 elements in 12 groups
Compatible Format(s)
FX – DX – FX in DX Crop Mode – 35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction)
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine Coat, Super Integrated Coating
Picture angle
83° – 20°
Closest focus distance
11.9 ft. (3.6m)
Maximum reproduction ratio
Number of diaphragm blades
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Internal Focusing Focus Modes: Manual Manual/Auto Auto/Manual Memory Recall
E Type
Filter Size
40.5mm Accepts Slip-in Filter Type
Diameter x length
5.5 in. (140 mm) x 15.2 in. (387.0 mm)
Approximately 109 oz. (3090 g)
Mfr #




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