Focal length 500 mm
Maximum aperture f/4
Minimum aperture f/22
Lens construction 16 elements in 12 groups (including three ED glass and two fluorite lens elements, and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat) and one meniscus protective glass element with fluorine coat
Angle of view Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 5°00'
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 3°10'
Minimum focus distance 3.6 m/11.9 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.15x
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm
Dimensions Approximately 140 mm maximum diameter x 387 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight Approximately 3090 g/6 lb 13 oz
Supplied accessories Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-34 Lens Hood, Slip-in filter holder, 40.5 mm screw-in NC filter, CT-505 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap, Monopod collar
Compatible accessories 40.5 mm screw-on filters, C-PL405 Slip-in Circular Polarizing Filter, AF-I/AF-S Teleconverters TC-14E/TC-14E II/TC-14 III/ TC-17E II*/TC-20E*/TC-20E II*/TC-20E III*

* AF possible when attached to f/8-compatible camera body.

MTF Chart

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

How to read the MTF chart

Lens Construction

  • ED glass elements
  • Fluorite lens elements

F mount Lenses

Zoom

Wide Zoom

Normal Zoom

Telephoto Zoom

Single-Focal Length

Wide

Normal

Telephoto

Special-Purpose

Micro

Fisheye

PC, PC-E

Teleconverters

Manual-focus

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