AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED II

Powerful super-telephoto for distant fast-moving subjects and wildlife

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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
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements
  • M/A mode for quick switch between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Focuses down to 5.6m (5.4m in MF)


Focal length
Maximum aperture
Minimum aperture
Lens construction
10 elements in 7 groups (3 ED glass elements)
Picture angle
4°10' [2°40' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Closest focusing distance
5.6m in AF mode (5.4m in MF mode)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/8.6 in AF mode (1/8.2 in MF mode)
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size
Diameter x length
(extension from the camera’s lens-mount flange)
166×430.5 mm
Supplied accessories
Slip-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Slip-on Lens Hood HK-29, Trunk Case CT-606, 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