An incredible long lens which I had the opportunity to use twice only, each trip lasting about a week. It's a shame that I don't do these trips anymore, and rather than have it collect dust into the 6th year, I am reluctantly thinking it is best someone else can enjoy it (and not needing to pay full price like I did).
To be clear, this is the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G IF ED VR with Nano Crystal Coat. I bought this in Hong Kong in mid 2012 from Chung Pui Photo Supplies which was freshly ordered from Tokyo.
What is included in this listing: - 500 mm Lens (excellent condition) - Lens Hood (note there is a light surface scratch on this item) - Lens Hood soft case - Mount (two types) - Strap for Lens (never used) - Strap for hard case (never used) - Hard metal case - Brown box that came with it, which fits the metal case perfectly. - Instructional manual (unopened) - Nikon warranty card - All packaging plastic and foam
Note: LensCoat fabric cover is not included in this purchase. Note: Postage cost not included in the price, and is to be estimated based on your location. Buyer pays for any taxes incurred depending on their location. We can discuss pickup arrangements.
As shown in the photos, the lens currently has a LensCoat fabric cover on it (digital camo pattern). It is an original item purchased direct from the US which has definitely helped protect the lens from scratches and bumps.
However, there is a 3cm surface scratch on the lens hood which happened unfortunately before I had the chance to put on the lens coat cover. It is a very light scratch and I hope the image above shows you so.
I won't rehash all the features of it here, as those details can be found on the many review sites online.
I am selling this lens without the LensCoat cover. If you would like the Lens Coat (and also a LensCoat Hoodie) it is an additional AUD$50 on the price of this lens (otherwise sold separately for A$150).