Here is a quick specs comparison for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. You can take a look at the key differences between the three Nikkor lenses.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens ($1,396.95): Wherever your passion lies, this outstanding super telephoto zoom lens can bring it into focus. This lens features 3 ED elements and a 9-blade rounded aperture. It has a minimum focus distance of 2.2m/7.1ft throughout the entire focal range, uses 95mm filters and also supports 1.4X, 1.7X, and 2.0X teleconverters.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Lens ($6,749): The AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II is a versatile, powerful super-telephoto zoom lens that’s perfect for sports and wildlife shooting, while offering a constant maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range and VR II Image Stabilization which enables handheld shooting at up to 4 shutter speeds slower than would otherwise be possible.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens ($2,696.95): If you’re looking for a compact, versatile telephoto zoom lens that handles portraiture as well as it handles long-distance wildlife and action photography, look no further than the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. This lens features an extensive zoom range of 80-400mm, with the DX-format equivalent of 120-600mm, encompassing both portrait and long-reaching telephoto focal lengths to suit working with a variety of subjects. Travel light. Shoot with confidence.
Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E vs 200-400mm f/4G II vs 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G Specs Comparison
|Feature||Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR||Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II||Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR|
|Focal Length Range||200-500mm||200-400mm||80-400mm|
|Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)||8°00′||8°||20°|
|Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)||3°10′||4°||4°|
|Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)||12°20′||12°20′||30°10′|
|Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)||5°00′||6°10′||6°10′|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.22x||0.27x||0.2x|
FX in DX Crop Mode
FX in DX Crop Mode
|VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Nano Crystal Coat||—||Yes||Yes|
|ED Glass Elements||3||4||4|
|Super Integrated Coating||Yes||—||Yes|
|AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.2ft.(2.2m)||6.6ft.(2.0m)6.41.95||5.74ft.(1.75m)|
|Close Range Correction||—||—||—|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on||Drop-in||Screw-on|
|Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||4.2in.(108mm)x10.5in.(267.5mm)||4.9in.(124mm)x14.4in.(365mm)||3.8in.(95.5mm)x8.0in.(203mm)|
|Approx. Weight||81.2 oz.(2300g)||118.5 oz.(3360g)||56 oz.(1570g) including tripod collar|
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