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

FeatureNikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VRNikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR IINikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Focal Length Range200-500mm200-400mm80-400mm
Zoom Ratio2.5x2.0x5x
Focal Length
Maximum Aperturef/5.6f/4f/4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32f/32f/32-40
FormatFX/35mmFX/35mmFX/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 Ratio0.22x0.27x0.2x
Lens Elements192420
Lens Groups121712
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 StabilizationYesYesYes
Diaphragm Blades999
Nano Crystal CoatYesYes
ED Glass Elements344
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated CoatingYesYes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)YesYesYes
Internal FocusingYesYesYes
Minimum Focus Distance7.2ft.(2.2m)6.6ft.(2.0m)6.41.955.74ft.(1.75m)
Close Range Correction
Focus ModeManual

Manual/Auto

Auto

Manual

Manual/Auto

Auto

Manual

Auto/Manual

Rear Focusing
Filter Size95mm52mm77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-onDrop-inScrew-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. Weight81.2 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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