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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR is a professional quality super telephoto lens.

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Pros

catches fast-moving subjects with excellent clarity

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durable enough construction to be taken out into the wilderness without fear of a small bump causing a problem

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auto-focus works well even when using a 2X teleconverter

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ideal for wild life shots and birds, can get close and sharp

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vibration reduction is excellent for taking shots from a moving vehicle

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heavy and cumbersome lens that you don't want to bring with you unless you think you can use it

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cost is very high and puts the lens out of reach for casual hobbyists

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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR is a professional quality super telephoto lens. It is almost identical to the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR II in features and function, the only exception being the longer 600mm focal length allowing greater imaging of more distant subjects. This lens is engineered to create edge-to-edge sharpness when used with Nikon FX and DX-format image sensors. Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization enables handheld shooting, accounting for up to 4 stops of motion. When a tripod is being used, tripod detection reduces vibration due to shutter release. Nano Crystal Coat and a meniscus protective glass work with three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements to reduce ghosting and internal flare for improved image clarity. The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) drives ultra-high-speed autofocusing with quiet operation, and a full-time manual focus is also available.

Features
  • Rugged construction
  • Focal Length: 600 mm
  • Aperture: f/4 - f/22
  • Maximum Angle of View: 2 deg (DX-format), 4 deg (FX-format)
  • Tripod detection mode
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9 blade diaphragm
  • Distance Information
  • Nano Crystal Coat
  • Three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
  • Focus Mode: Auto, Manual, Manual/Auto, Auto/Manual
  • Internal Focusing
  • Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 15.7 ft, 5 m
  • Filter: 52 mm Slip-in
  • Diameter x Length: 6.5 x 17.5 in, 166 x 445 mm
  • Weight: 178.5 oz, 5060 g
  • HK-35 Slip-on lens hood, CT-607 trunk case, Slip-in filter holder, 52-mm screw-in NC filter, Monopod collar
  • Compatible with TC-14EII (AF/MF), TC-17EII (MF), TC-20EII (MF) and TC-20EIII (MF) Teleconverters
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