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Popular long-reaching super-telephoto NIKKOR prime lens.

Perfect for dedicated sports and wildlife photographers, the extremely long reaching AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR super-telephoto prime lens brings distant subjects up close with stunning clarity. Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization provides 2.5 stops* of blur free handheld shooting, assuring dramatically sharper still images and HD video capture. Advanced Nikon lens technologies deliver standout peformance in challenging situations, and a highly rugged, professional-caliber construction ensures a lifetime of use.
Vibration Reduction
Silent Wave Motor
Nano Crystal Coat
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
M/A
A/M
IF Lens

Extreme reach. Stunning clarity.

Fast f/4 600mm super-telephoto reach

The astounding power of the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR lets you capture subjects from incredible distances. If your passion is delivering amazing glimpses into worlds typically unseen from normal vantage points, you cannot explore the natural splendor of wildlife or deliver the riveting thrill of action sports without the high-performance, professional-grade AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR.

Brilliant image quality

Legendary NIKKOR optical performance

The high-speed, high-performance AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR produces images with exceptional sharpness, contrast and color thanks to advanced Nikon lens technolgies and renowned NIKKOR optics. Vibration Reduction (VR II) image stabilization assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture. Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus with seamless manual focus override. Nano Crystal Coat (N) and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass delivers superior color, sharpness and contrast, even in challenging shooting situations. For those seeking the ultimate long-reach performance the AF-S NIKKOR 600m f/4G ED VR answers the call.

Nikon Vibration Reduction

Learn more about Nikon’s in-lens VR image stabilization which assures dramatically sharper still images and video capture when shooting handheld.
*Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when: FX-format compatible lenses are attached to an FX-format digital SLR camera.
Vibration Reduction
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.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
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.
M/A
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.
A/M
A/M
A/M stands for Auto-Priority Manual Mode. This mode also enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation. However, mode switch sensitivity has been altered to reduce the possibility of sudden unintentional switching to manual focus while shooting.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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Practice first-perfection latter! Great lens for wildlife, but is does take some getting use to. I spent time in the back yard and forest preserve just getting the hang of it and it did really pay off. Simple issues such as going to manual focus, framing shots and even how your mounting equipment behaves changes when jumping to this monster lens. I even took to upgrading my tripod and mounting head because there will be some drift with lesser products. All that being said, its sharp and brings one so much closer to the subject, as expected when going from a 200mm even with a 2.0x teleconverter. Its heavy to carry around, and I would recommend getting a soft hood that packs so much easier into a back pack when traveling and hiking out in the wilderness. Bottom line, take the jump, practice and surround the lens with crew of quality supporting equipment and you'll be happy you did. December 5, 2013
Crazy sharp lens! I have spent quite a few years as a passionate nature photographer and I can say that this is the best investment I have ever made towards my nature photography. This lens is one awesome piece of engineering. The optical quality of the lens is as good as it gets, bird feathers and details are razor sharp, so much in fact with the copy I own the that my images have taken on a new dimension of clarity, even when comparing to my 300mm f/2.8 lens, which is well known for it's incredible sharpness. The out of focus "bokeh" is rich, butter smooth and creamy and really isolates your subjects with spectacular "painted" backgrounds. It is also amazing with a 1.4x teleconverter and will still retain good results with a 2.0x teleconverter as a 1200mm f8 lens with manual focus and very good technique. I use this lens with my Nikon D700 and the AF system is very accurate, even in low light situations. This lens needs solid support and good technique to master. It is far from easy to carry around. Lugging this beast around will give you a good workout. May 17, 2013
An outstanding piece of glass I have tried an after market brand lens in this class of lens and it it was just soft plain and simple, but I mounted this to my Really Right Stuff Full Gimbal head and tripod and instant success with sharp vivid focus thanks to the VR and fast Auto Focus this lens has teamed up with my D3x, I can't wait to try this out on the wild life this upcoming spring. Don't let the weight fool you, this is not a lens that can be carried all day by the average hobbyist, take care in planning your shooting trips with this lens and how you will pack it in and out of your shooting location and take care in selecting tripods and heads to mount this lens it will save you hours of grief in trashing photos because of unwanted shake usually caused by the shooter, but at faster shutter speeds above 1/125th it is a dream to use, not saying you cant shoot at slower shutter speeds, but a good support system and cable release will yield better results. But if you want to reach out and take in the wildlife at a safer distant and not put the critters under strain so they will allow you to stay within there presence much longer then this is the lens to buy. January 13, 2012
This lens is a dream. The Nikkor 600mm is a real workhorse....easy to use, pin-point sharp, and reliable. It's super fast and always delivers ! I also love the 500mm and the 200-400mm is amazing as well! October 4, 2011
Incredible I wanted to shoot birds and wildlife and I looked at the Nikon 500 mm along with the Nikon 200 mm to 400 mm and didn't think that they would give me the reach I wanted. I have had the 600 mm for a couple of weeks now and it has knocked me out with the razor sharp pictures it makes. The AF is fast and the Image Stabilization will let you shoot at shutter speeds that should be impossible. the 600 is a huge piece of glass that tells you every time you pick it up that it is a substantially built device. I have been shooting mostly handheld and after several hours of hoisting it around you will feel it the next day. But its worth it every ounce when as it makes pictures that are simply amazing. June 16, 2011
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Is the 600mm Lens compatible with the D3?

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Is the Nikon 600mm suitable for African safari use off of a bean bag rest on a Jeep mount?

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I just came back from an African safari. A 200mm Nikon lens with a 2x teleconverter was too short. I ended up using a Sigma 150-500mm lens much of the time on my D 700 body. Has anyone tried using the Nikon 600mm off of a bean bag rest mounted to the rollbar on a Range Rover? Is the lens too large and heavy to manupilate on the truck? All shots are taken with the truck stopped. I have a D 4 body on back order. Has anyone had first hand experience comparing picture quality from the Sigma 150-500 to the Nikon 500mm or 600mm lens?
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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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What about compatibility with the D80??

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What is the optimum aperture to set for overall optimum sharpness in an image?

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The optimum aperture for a lens is generally 2-3 stops down from wide-open, depending on the lens. This doesn't provide the greatest depth of field, but will provide the sharpest images.

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does 600mm f4 VR have another version ? I mean there is only VR version or VR II also exists ?

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The newest version is the AF-s II
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Is it compatible with TC-20E III? (autofocus, ...)

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Yes. See the compatibility chart for all lens/teleconverter compatible combinations: http://www.nikonusa.com/en_INC/IMG/...
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Yes it will auto focus, The - S designation means it has a silent wave focus motor built in in
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