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 VRNikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
Focal Length500mm500mm
Maximum Aperturef/4f/4
Minimum Aperturef/22f/22
FormatFX/35mmFX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)3°10′3°10′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)5°00′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.14x0.14x
Lens Elements1614
Lens Groups1211
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 StabilizationYesYes
Diaphragm Blades99
Nano Crystal CoatYesYes
ED Glass Elements33
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated CoatingYesYes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)YesYes
Internal FocusingYesYes
Minimum Focus Distance11.9ft.(3.6m)12.6ft.(4.0m)
Close Range Correction
Focus ModeManual

Manual/Auto

Auto/Manual

Memory Recall

Auto

Manual

Manual/Auto

Auto/Manual

Rear Focusing
Filter Size40.5mm52mm
Accepts Filter TypeSlip-inSlip-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)5.5in.(140mm) x 15.2in.(387.0mm) Based on CIPA Standard5.5in.(139.5mm) x 15.4in.(391mm)
Approx. Weight109oz. (3090g) Based on CIPA Standard136.9oz. (3,880g)
Price$10,296.95$8,295.00
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