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The Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR is a professional-grade super telephoto lens and update to the Nikon 600mm f/4G AF-S VR. Key features include:

  • 4-stop vibration reduction

  • Fast, nearly silent autofocus and full-time manual focus

  • Electromagnetic aperture

  • Excellent sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity

What’s New. The two primary upgrades are a redesigned optical formula that enables a lighter overall weight with improved image quality, and an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that offers more accurate and consistent exposures.

Super Telephoto. These lenses are designed and optimized for professional sports and wildlife shooters, providing extremely fast autofocus with stellar image quality. The Nikon 600mm f/4E offers more reach than the 500mm f/4E, but doesn’t have near the size and weight limitations of the 800mm f/5.6E.

Redesigned Build and Optics. In what might be the most notable change from the AF-S VR, Nikon managed to shave 2.8 lbs. off the lens’s weight by switching to a magnesium alloy die-cast lens barrel. Additionally, two fluorite lens elements and four ED lens elements work in tandem to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortion while ensuring overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity. As expected, you’re still getting pro-grade dust-, moisture-, and weather-sealing for peace of mind in less-than-ideal conditions.

Advanced Vibration Reduction. The in-lens vibration reduction provides up to four stops of correction for low-light shooting. Combined with the weight reduction, this allows the 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR to be used handheld in a pinch (although we don’t recommend it). There’s also a dedicated VR Sport Mode that recognizes panning motion to provide accurate compensation for camera shake.

Silent Wave Autofocus Motor. The Silent Wave Motor provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance. The internal focusing design retains the overall lens length during operation while contributing to a lighter overall weight. Full-time manual focus override is as simple as rotating the focus ring at any time.

Electromagnetic Aperture. Provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

Our lenses do not come with a tripod plate, please rent one here if you need one.

Unlike our other lenses, the super telephoto lenses will be shipped in soft cases which can be used to transport the lens during your rental period.


Focal Length 600mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View 4° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance 14.4' (4.39 m)
Magnification 0.14x
Elements/Groups 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 9


Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating


Filter Thread Drop-in:40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 6.54 x 17.01" (166 x 432 mm)
Weight 8.40 lb (3.81 kg)

Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED AF-S VR

Case - Lightware Z600 Long Lens

Filter - Nikon 40.5mm Drop-in UV

Hood - Nikon HK-40

Nikon 4172 Soft Lens Cap

Nikon Rear Lens Cap