This item works perfectly. Auto focus, manual focus, and the AF/MF switch work accurately. Aperture blades are clean, oil free, and snappy. Instant auto focus under low light environment. Focus ring moves extremely smoothly.
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Lens making is an art - Nikon artisans craft Nikkor optics from the finest materials, taking pride in adding their intellect and technique to bring the world's finest lenses to life. They push the leading edge of lens making, harder and harder, in their effort to provide the "glass" that makes the world's greatest pictures.The 500mm Super-Telephoto AF lens features very lightweight magnesium die-cast construction body design (approx. 7.6lbs) with tripod mounting foot. Easier to carry and handle under demanding action conditions.Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor provides ultra-high-speed and accurate autofocus along with super-quiet operation. Fast, precise and accurate, this Nikon technology adds significantly to picture taking performance. M/A mode provides instant switching from autofocus to manual focus with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation. A quick touch-up on focus without delay or slack response can make the difference between crisp sharpness, or just slightly out of focus. Optical design features three high performance Extra Low (ED) Dispersion optical glass elements to control secondary chromatic aberrations. Produces very sharp and high contrast images throughout the focusing range and at every f/stop. Legendary ED glass ensures crisply sharp focusing throughout the color spectrum. Internal Focusing (IF) provides smooth and fast auto focusing, enables smaller and more compact design and ensures very responsive finger-light manual focusing. High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating assures superior color reproduction and minimizes internal ghost and flare. Closest focusing distance during AF operation is approx. 16 feet; provides reproduction ratio of 0.12. Dramatic close-up portraits that reveal details and textures are within the close-up range of this lens.