Introducing the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, the world’s lightest*1 600mm*2 f/4 super-telephoto FX-format compatible lens that’s designed to provide the pinnacle of optical precision with the latest NIKKOR technology. The AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR incorporates two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, together with a Nano Crystal Coat that reduces flare and ghosting. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt for easy cleaning. With the integration of a Vibration Reduction (VR) system that delivers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops*3 faster, the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR is engineered towards uncompromising clarity and sharpness that’s primed to go the distance of professional demands. Built tougher and lighter The AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR is the world’s lightest*1 600mm*2 f/4 super-telephoto lens at approximately 3810g by taking advantage of two fluorite lens elements combined with magnesium alloy in the lens barrel. This feat of engineering provides improved durability and significant weight reduction, further reinforcing your ability to travel around the world or on the road to create impeccable telephoto imagery. Cutting edge optics A Nano Crystal Coat, which features nano-sized crystal particles that effectively reduces flares and ghosting, is implemented together with fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements in the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR. These refined optics are crafted for superior sharpness and colour correction by minimising chromatic aberration and improving light flow through the lens, which reduces the inconvenience of unnecessary post-processing and allows for unrivalled optical performance. Go faster and get sharper The Vibration Reduction (VR) system in the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR comes in two modes. In NORMAL mode, the VR system provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops*3 faster, ideal for demanding handheld situations. In SPORT mode, the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR is the perfect tool for shooting high-action sport scenes as the VR system allows for improved viewfinder stability and enhanced blur-reduction capabilities. Follow the action Built into the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR is an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that provides remarkable autofocus (AF) tracking and stable auto-exposure (AE) control, which comprises of an aperture blade unit with drive mechanism that is controlled via electric signals from the camera body. With the inclusion of the electromagnetic aperture mechanism, you can maintain optimum exposure, focus and accuracy even during high-speed telephoto shooting. Designed to get moving Crafted to brave the harshest of shooting environments, a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy cleaning is applied to the lens front. For improved durability and to facilitate a faster and smoother switching between horizontal and vertical orientations, a tripod collar ring with bearings is employed to ensure that the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR remains as manoeuvrable as possible, allowing for improved opportunities for framing and composition. *1 Among fixed focal length (prime) autofocus lenses with a focal length of 600 mm, maximum aperture of f/4, compatible with DSLR cameras equipped with a full-size image sensor, available as of July 2,2015. Statement based on Nikon research. *2 When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 750mm in FX/35mm format. *3 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards in NORMAL mode using an FX-format digital SLR camera. FX-format compatible, super-telephoto prime lens with 600 mm* focal length and f/4 maximum aperture Featuring a lightweight body, high optical performance and durability, this lens is ideal for those who want to take shots making the most of the superb AF tracking performance even for erratically moving subjects, and stable AE control even during continuous shooting thanks to an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism. * When attached to a DX-format digital SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 750 mm in FX/35mm format. Employing two fluorite lens elements realizes an outstandingly light body Weight is approx. 3,810 g, lighter than the current AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR by approx. 1,250 g (equivalent to approx. 25% decrease), and length shorter by approx. 13 mm. This facilitates composition change even for quickly moving subjects and achieves easy transportation. Magnesium alloy adopted for the lens barrel also contributes to durability and light weight. Superior optical performance via the adoption of fluorite lens elements Employs two fluorite lens elements and four ED glass elements plus Nano Crystal Coat to achieve high optical performance with minimized chromatic aberration and ghost effect. Vibration Reduction (VR) system provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster in NORMAL mode Image blur caused by camera shake is effectively reduced by the built-in Vibration Reduction function. In the evolved NORMAL mode, when the camera is set on, a half-press of the shutter-release button instantly activates the VR function for improved blur-reduction effect. * Based on CIPA Standard. When attached to a full-frame digital SLR camera. Improved VR performance in NORMAL mode when the power is on VR performance immediately after the power is turned on with the VR mode set to NORMAL has been improved, providing a more stable viewfinder image and enhanced blur-reduction effect on the resulting images. SPORT mode is adopted as a VR mode option to cope with quick movements SPORT mode is especially effective when shooting sports, for example, in which subjects are radically moving. This mode has also been enhanced so that a more stable image can be viewed even when tracking a moving subject. Improved AF tracking capability AF tracking performance has been significantly improved for the shooting of subjects with unpredictable movement, such as those slightly moving, moving at random speeds or approaching the camera at high speed. Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism is adopted A diaphragm blade unit with drive mechanism is incorporated in the lens barrel, enabling diaphragm control via electric signals from the camera body. This ensures stable AE control even during high-speed continuous shooting. Fluorine coat for enhanced durability and dust prevention Fluorine coat is applied to a meniscus protective glass at the lens front. While inheriting the durability and high weather-resistance performance of the current lens, this coating effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal even if they adhere to the lens surface, making the lens applicable to any shooting environments as well as facilitating lens care. Tripod collar ring utilizing bearings for smooth switching of camera orientation Lightweight and durable tripod collar ring incorporating bearings facilitates switching between horizontal and vertical orientation even for moving subjects, while ensuring improved durability.