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Compare Nikon 120-300mm F2.8E vs Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E

Reviews

Neo score
60%
33%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Very bright for its zoom range
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great price for such a lens
  • Constant f/5.6 aperture
Cons
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
9500 USD
1400 USD
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Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
25 elements
19 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
19 groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED, fluorite and SR elements + Nano Crystal and Arneo coatings groups
3 ED elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
112 mm / 4.41 in
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Diameter
128 mm / 5.04 in
108 mm / 4.25 in
Size | Length
304 mm / 11.97 in
268 mm / 10.55 in
Weight
3250 g / 114.84 oz
2300 g / 81.27 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)
12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/5.6 ~ f/32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
120 mm ~ 300 mm
200 mm ~ 500 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (4 stops)
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.16x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
2000 mm / 78.74 in
2200 mm / 86.61 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-01-07
2015-08-04
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