Astounding views, comfortably in reach.Wherever your passion lies, this outstanding super telephoto zoom lens can bring it into focus. Capture and share stunning views of birds, wildlife, motorsports, athletes, performers, landmarks and other faraway subjects. A fast f/5.6 constant aperture gives your shots beautifully out-of-focus backgrounds across the entire zoom range. Turn fast-moving action into dazzling photo sequences-the electromagnetic diaphragm operates in sync for the fastest subjects and shutter speeds while Vibration Reduction image stabilization keeps your shots sharp and steady. And in the rare cases when additional reach is needed, you can increase the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR's zoom power with an optional Nikon 1.4x, 1.7x or 2x teleconverter. Conquer distance - Lightweight, compact super telephoto zoomWhether your subject is far in the distance or close, fast or slow, you can land the shot. On FX-format cameras, 500mm brings distant birds, wildlife, athletes, performers, landmarks and more into tight focus. DX-format cameras add an additional 1.5x zoom effect for an angle of view equivalent to a whopping 750mm! And despite that extreme power, you can also focus on subjects as close as 7.2 feet away for detail rich close-ups. Sharpen your vision - 4.5 stops of Vibration ReductionAt super telephoto distances, the smallest camera movements can cause image blur. Vibration Reduction image stabilization counteracts camera shake up to -4.5 stops for sharp photos and steady videos. You also can shoot at slower shutter speeds in low light-great for those magic moments at dawn and dusk. Sports Mode is optimized for camera pans and other movements common when shooting fast action. Dazzling performance - Advanced Nikon lens technologyExtra-low Dispersion (ED) glass cuts through the glare of bright sunlight. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers ultra-fast, near-silent autofocusing with seamless manual override. The Electromagnetic diaphragm (E) operates in sync with the fastest shutter speeds and frame rates, even when using an optional teleconverter. Always bring home views that amaze. Product Details: Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism - An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers. ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass - An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations. IF Lens - A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel. M/A - Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder. Silent Wave Motor - AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations-rather than a gear system-to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation. Super Integrated Coating - Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses. Vibration Reduction - A Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel. Product Specifications: Mount Type - Nikon F-BayonetFocal Length Range - 200-500mmZoom Ratio - 2.5xMaximum Aperture - f/5.6Minimum Aperture - f/32Format - FX/35mmMaximum Angle of View (DX-format) - 8-degrees 00'Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) - 3-degrees 10'Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) - 12-degrees 20'Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) - 5-degrees 00'Maximum Reproduction Ratio - 0.22xLens Elements - 19Lens Groups - 12Compatible Format(s) - FX, DXVR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization - YesDiaphragm Blades - 9Distance Information - YesED Glass Elements - 3Super Integrated Coating - YesAutofocus - YesAF-S (Silent Wave Motor) - YesInternal Focusing - YesMinimum Focus Distance - 7.2 ft. (2.2m)Focus Mode - Manual, Manual/AutoE-type - YesFilter Size - 95mmAccepts Filter Type - Screw-onCompatible with Nikon AF-S Teleconverters - Yes (refer to the product manual for details)Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) - 4.2 in. (108 mm) x 10.5 in. (267.5 mm) Based on CIPA GuidelinesApprox. Weight - 81.2 oz. (2300 g) Based on CIPA Guidelines
Return and Tax Policies
To help maintain our customer 100% satisfaction guarantee, most merchandise purchased from Buydig.com may be returned for 45 days for a full refund or a replacement (no restocking fee). All product returns require a RA#, (return authorization). A RA number must be issued within 45 calendar days after the date of purchase; it will be valid for 14 calendar days after it’s issued.
*Exceptions apply. See below
Refunds are applied to the payment method used at the time of purchase 5-10 days after receipt of the returned merchandise. We will only refund the value of the merchandise returned, not the shipping charge.
If you purchased a product from Buydig.com that you wish to exchange for an alternative, you can return the item for a full refund and simply place a new order for the item you desire. We do not apply a refund credit to your new purchase.
An item that was discovered to be defective upon receipt can be replaced, or returned for a full refund.
All Packages are inspected for damage before they ship from our warehouse. If your package has been damaged in transit, please contact us immediately. We must be informed of all shipping related claims within 1 business day after the date of receipt. We do not issue refunds for returns of damaged merchandise. An item that was discovered damaged upon receipt will be replaced with the same model only.
Return shipping cost (the cost to send an item back to our store) is like or comparable to your cost of driving to any store for returning an item, which is not reimbursable. Therefore, we do not reimburse any return shipping cost.
If an item you received is defective, we will certainly replace the item with a new one, however we do not cover or reimburse the shipping cost for returning defective merchandise back to our store. We will ship the replacement product to you at our cost, and use every good measure to ensure that the replacement order is processed quickly.
We will send a product replacement after the authorized return has completed our receiving/inspection process. The replacement will ship within four business days following our receipt of your return. Please allow additional processing time after Holidays. Although it is our goal to ship a replacement as quickly as possible, we do not send replacements before we receive and inspect the returned merchandise. To receive a replacement more quickly, you may place a new order for the same item (shipping not included), and we will issue a refund for the full value of the returned product (including shipping), upon completion of our return process.
How to Return Merchandise:
Please contact us at 1-800-617-4686 for a return authorization number (RA #). If you do not have the return form, we will provide it to you together with your RA number. Please fill in the requested information on our product return form, and carefully follow the instructions for return.
Returned merchandise must be in original condition, and include all factory packed accessories and paperwork (e.g. battery, charger, cords, straps, unmarked warranty card, manuals etc.), in the original manufacturer box and packaging with UPC, barcode, and serial number intact,
Incomplete returns will receive a reduced credit reflecting any missing peripherals.
Removal or alteration of a product's UPC number or serial number label will automatically void any possibility of return for credit or replacement. Products that are returned to Buydig.com with a missing or altered UPC or serial number will be returned to the sender.
The product serial number must match the serial number in our database (Buydig.com maintains serial number tracking).
Return merchandise must be double boxed with no writing on the manufacturer's box. Your Return Authorization Number must be displayed prominently on the outside of the shipping box.
Buydig – Returns
80 Carter Drive
Edison, NJ 08817
You may contact the following carriers to determine a Customer Counter or Authorized Shipping Outlet nearest your location.
FedEx - 1-800-463-3339
UPS - 1-800-742-5877
U.S.P.S. - 1-800-275-8777
Retuned merchandise that is lost or damaged during transit is solely the shipper's responsibility. It is important save the tracking information and to properly insure all merchandise being returned to Buydig.com.
Although we have a very flexible return policy on most of the items we sell, there are some exceptions. The following items may not be returned.
• A/V Furniture
• A/V Receivers
• Apple ipods
• Consumables, including but not limited to recordable media, film, tapes, batteries, paper, and ink.
• Mobile phones
• Panasonic DVD recorders
• Software (after opened)
• Televisions* over 42"
• BBQ Grills
• Wall mounting brackets (after the manufacturer's box has been opened)
• Special order items
* All televisions are covered by the Manufacturer Warranty. In home service is available on most TVs depending on the manufacturer and the size of the television. If defective, they will be serviced (repaired or replaced) by a manufacturer authorized service technician. Buydig.com can help you locate your nearest Authorized Service Center.
All TVs 40” and smaller are shipped via Fedex and are subject to our standard return policy. TVs 30” and smaller – if found to be defective, need to be returned to us for replacement.
New Jersey state residents are subject to sales tax.