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Compare Nikon 500mm F5.6E vs Nikon 500mm F4E vs Canon EF 400mm F2.8 L IS III

Reviews

Neo score
50%
50%
62%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great optical performance
  • Solid build
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb build quality
  • Brilliant optical performance
  • Great AF tracking
  • Superb autofocus performance
  • Very, very sharp
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • 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
  • Very expensive
  • Quite heavy

Price

MSRP
3600 USD
11999 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
9 blades, rounded
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Tripod collar
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Canon EF-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
19 elements
16 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
11 groups
12 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 PF + 3 ED elements, Nano Crystal and fluorine coatings groups
3 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. groups
Super UD + fluorite elements + Air Sphere + Super Spectra + fluorine coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
106 mm / 4.17 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
163 mm / 6.42 in
Size | Length
237 mm / 9.33 in
387 mm / 15.24 in
343 mm / 13.50 in
Weight
1460 g / 51.59 oz
3090 g / 109.19 oz
2840 g / 100.35 oz

Function

Angle Of View
5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical
5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical
6.2° Diagonal | 5.2° Horizontal | 3.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/5.6 ~ f/32
f/4 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
500 mm
500 mm
400 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Rear
Image Stabilization
Yes (4 stops)
Yes
Yes (5 stops)
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.18x
0.14x
0.17x
Min Focus Distance
3000 mm / 118.11 in
3600 mm / 141.73 in
2500 mm / 98.43 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HK-34 (supplied)
Lens hood included
Debut
2018-06-14
2015-07-02
2018-09-05
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