Today, Nikon announced a new D500 Sports and Wildlife kit. Obviously, by the title, it was created with sports and wildlife photographers in mind.
The kit includes a Nikon D500, which was released earlier this year and an AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens. We have to admit, this seems like a good buy. The D500 uses the same sensor as the flagship D5, while we considered the NIKKOR 200-500mm one of the best budget lenses you can buy.
Other than the body and the lens, the kit also includes two 32GB G series XQS memory cards, a MB-D17 multi-battery power pack, an extra EN-EL15 battery and Nikon 2 Year Extended Service Coverage.
According to Nikon, the kit allows photographers to combine the Multi-CAM 20K AF system (which has 153 AF points) with the lens which offers a 750mm equivalent field-of-view to lock in and track a subject while capturing at speeds up to 10fps for 200 shots.
The bundle will set you back $3599.95, though it is currently back ordered on Nikon’s website.
Nikon provided some sample images that were taken by Mike Corrado. See below to see what he was able to capture using the kit.