*1 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 300-750mm in FX/35mm format.
*2 Indicated weight does not include a tripod collar.
*3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards using a FX-format digital SLR camera. Measured at the maximum telephoto position in NORMAL mode.
*4 AF capabilities are maintained when attached to an f/8-compatible camera.
F mount, Type E AF‒S lens with built‒in CPU and F mount
200 – 500 mm
19 elements in 12 groups (including 3 ED elements)
Angle of view
Nikon FX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 12° 20′ to 5° 00′, Nikon DX‒format D‒SLR cameras: 8° 00′ to 3° 10′
Minimum focus distance
2.2 m ( 7.22 ft) from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Automatic electronic aperture control
95 mm (P = 1.0 mm)
Approx. 108 mm maximum diameter x 267.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 2300 g (5 lb 1.2 oz), including tripod collar; Approx. 2090 g (4 lb 9.8 oz) without tripod collar
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Manual , Manual/Auto, Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Focus limit switch
FULL, ∞ to 6 m
Focus distance indicator
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (200, 300, 400, 500)
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
95 mm snap‒on Front Lens Cap LC‒95, Rear Lens Cap LF‒4, Bayonet Hood HB‒71, Lens Case CL‒1434
1. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice.