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Compare Nikon 120-300mm F2.8E vs Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G vs Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E

Reviews

Neo score
60%
41%
50%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Very bright for its zoom range
  • Light in the hand
  • Very inexpensive
  • Useful focal range
  • Optically stabilized
  • Quite useful focal range
Cons
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
9500 USD
200 USD
1070 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
7 blades
7 blades, Rounded blades
Colors
Black
Black
Black
Form Factor
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Composite
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Stepper motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
25 elements
12 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
19 groups
9 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED, fluorite and SR elements + Nano Crystal and Arneo coatings groups
Two aspherical elements + super integrated coating groups
4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano Crystal Coat. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
112 mm / 4.41 in
55 mm / 2.17 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
128 mm / 5.04 in
65 mm / 2.56 in
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
304 mm / 11.97 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
3250 g / 114.84 oz
195 g / 6.89 oz
480 g / 16.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
20.5° Diagonal | 17.1° Horizontal | 11.4° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (tele)
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 20.5° Diagonal | 17.1° Horizontal | 11.4° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/22–38
f/2.8–4 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
120 mm ~ 300 mm
18 mm ~ 55 mm
16 mm ~ 80 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
27.0 mm ~ 82.5 mm
24.0 mm ~ 120.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (4 stops)
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
No
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.16x
0.38x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
2000 mm / 78.74 in
250 mm / 9.84 in
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HB-N106 (sold separately)
Lens Hood: HB-75 (supplied)
Debut
2020-01-07
2016-01-05
2015-07-02
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