Extreme reach. Stunning clarity. With an incredibly lightweight build and the latest lens technologies, this fast 600mm super-telephoto shifts the balance for wildlife and sports photographers.
Two fluorite elements enhance optical performance, and substantially reduce the weight of the lens to just 3810 g. The fast f/4 maximum aperture and advanced optics ensure outstanding precision. Nikon’s Vibration Reduction offers an impressive four-stop advantage, and SPORT VR mode excels at tracking fast action. An electromagnetic diaphragm ensures precise exposures during high-speed bursts. A fluorine coating repels water, dust, and dirt, enhancing durability.
16 elements in 12 groups (including 4 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal Coatings) and 1 protective glass element (with fluorine coating)
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 4° 10' - Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 2° 40'
Minimum focus distance
4.4 m from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size
40.5 mm (drop-in)
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 166 x 432 mm
Approx. 3,810 g
Slip-on front lens cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HK-40 Lens Hood, 40.5 mm screw-in NC filter, CT-608 Lens Case, LN-2 Strap, Monopod collar