Here is a roundup of Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens reviews. This Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens is currently out of stock at Amazon, B&H, Adorama. The US price is $3,596.95.
The compact design that Nikon has managed to engineer for this lens is really impressive, but perhaps equally as impressive is the fact that image quality hasn’t been compromised. The AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a fantastic lens to have in your camera bag.
The extra stop of light afforded by the AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR will appeal to some, but if you’re shooting with one of Nikon’s latest full-frame DSLRs, cranking up the ISO by a stop to achieve the same shutter speed with the AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR isn’t that big of a deal.
Factor in the handling advantages, and if you shoot wildlife, nature or sports on a Nikon DSLR, the AF-S 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR is a fantastic lens to have in your camera bag.
When I was told the lens I was testing was a 500mm 5.6 I started to think about hitting the gym before the shoot. I began lifting my 400mm 2.8 while watching TV just to shape up. When I finally got a first glance at the lens, I thought that something was lost in translation. The lens looked like a 70-200, and the weight was more or less the same. My last f5.6 glass was a kit lens that came with my first camera 10 years ago, so there was definitely enough room to surprise me.