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Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E vs 200-400mm f/4G II vs 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G Specs Comparison

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
Zoom Ratio 2.5x 2.0x 5x
Focal Length
Maximum Aperture f/5.6 f/4 f/4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture f/32 f/32 f/32-40
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 8°00′ 20°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 3°10′
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
Lens Elements 19 24 20
Lens Groups 12 17 12
Compatible Format(s) FX

DX

FX

DX

FX in DX Crop Mode

35mm Film

FX

DX

FX in DX Crop Mode

35mm Film

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 3 4 4
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 7.2ft.(2.2m) 6.6ft.(2.0m)6.41.95 5.74ft.(1.75m)
Close Range Correction
Focus Mode Manual

Manual/Auto

Auto

Manual

Manual/Auto

Auto

Manual

Auto/Manual

Rear Focusing
Filter Size 95mm 52mm 77mm
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
Price $1,396.95 $6,749 $2,696.95

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