AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED II

Powerful supertelephoto with SWM

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  • ED
  • SIC
  • IF
  • D
  • SWM
  • M/A

Key Features

  • SWM for quiet high-speed autofocus
  • ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberrations
  • M/A mode for quick switch between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
  • Focuses down to 4.6m (4.4m in MF)


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
11 elements in 9 groups (3 ED glass elements)
Picture angle
5° [3°10' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
4.6m in AF mode (4.4m in MF mode)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/8.2 in AF mode (1/7.8 in MF mode)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
139.5×394 mm
Supplied accessories
Slip-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Slip-on Lens Hood HK-28, Trunk Case CT-502, Gelatin filter holder, 52mm screw-in NC filter, Strap LN-1, Monopod collar

MTF Chart

Spatial Frequencies
S: Sagittal
M: Meridional
10 lines/mm
30 lines/mm

Lens Construction

: Aspherical lens elements
: ED glass elements
: Super ED glass elements