Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs 500mm f/4G ED VR Specs Comparison

Here is the list of specs comparison between the new Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens and the previous Nikon 500mm f/4G ED VR lens. You can take a look at the key differences between the two Nikkor lenses.

Optimized for fast shooting speeds and working in difficult conditions, the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR is an impressive telephoto designed for Nikon FX-format DSLRs. The sophisticated optical design incorporates two fluorite and three extra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and distortions, as well as lessen the overall weight of the lens.

Nikon 500mm f/4E FL ED VR vs 500mm f/4G ED VR Specs Comparison

Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
Focal Length 500mm 500mm
Maximum Aperture f/4 f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 3°10′ 3°10′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 5°00′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.14x 0.14x
Lens Elements 16 14
Lens Groups 12 11
Compatible Format(s) 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
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 3 3
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 11.9ft.(3.6m) 12.6ft.(4.0m)
Close Range Correction
Focus Mode Manual

Manual/Auto

Auto/Manual

Memory Recall

Auto

Manual

Manual/Auto

Auto/Manual

Rear Focusing
Filter Size 40.5mm 52mm
Accepts Filter Type Slip-in Slip-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 5.5in.(140mm) x 15.2in.(387.0mm) Based on CIPA Standard 5.5in.(139.5mm) x 15.4in.(391mm)
Approx. Weight 109oz. (3090g) Based on CIPA Standard 136.9oz. (3,880g)
Price $10,296.95 $8,295.00
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