Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens reviews: Lens

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This lens is a good all rounder.

£1122 – £1295 at 7 retailers out of 424 retailers checked

9.3 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
Diameter: 10.8 cm, 26.75 See full product description

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Gordon, Warrington Experienced photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
For me ,its a dream lens . Very versatile range 200-500 great for birds and wildlife ,as well as landscapes and aircraft. Very sharp throughout the focal range , even wide open at f5.6 . I was surprised at the speed of the AF , quick and quiet. Amazed at how effective the VR system is on this lens, makes hand holding a dream , even at 500mm. This is a game changer a lens like this . Sensible lens design with 5.6 constant aperture and keeping the zoom range down to 2.5x. 3 ED glass lenses control CA very well .Very good colour and contrast too .
Bad points:
Nothing at all . its a large lens and a fair weight . But not heavy for a lens that goes to 500mm. I find it good for hand holding.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2016

Brian, Brae

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
So far I have noticed zero practical drop in quality regardless of zoom length.
There may slight differences in lab tests, but in the real world it's perfect for me. The constant aperture simplifies shooting sport where the focal length is changing the whole time.
The VR is hugely impressive. Handheld shots are no problem at all (for as long as you can deal with the weight).
Bad points:
Heavy. Monopoly is an absolutely must.
Weather sealing would be a huge bonus if it was included - come on Nikon, who's using this lens indoors? Weather seals are needed.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2016

Abigail, Somerset

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The results. They are out of this world....
Bad points:
Heavy and doesn't come with a good case, a silly little dust pouch
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Oct 2016

Product Features

Type of lens Compact super telephoto zoom lens
Diameter in cm 10.8
Length in cm 26.75
Weight (g) 2300

Also known as: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

 

Manufacturer's Description

Compact super telephoto zoom lens for birding, wildlife, motorsports, events and more
500mm of zoom power on FX-format DSLRs; 750mm equivalent on DX-format DSLRS
Fast f/5.6 constant aperture for beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and low-light performance
~4.5 stops of Vibration Reduction with Sports mode
AF compatible with optional TC-14E series teleconverters and DSLRs that offer f/8 support


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