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Compare Nikon 180-400mm F4E vs Nikon 70-200mm F2.8E vs Nikon 55-200mm F4-5.6G VR II

Reviews

Neo score
50%
69%
60%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb image quality
  • Solid construction
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Optically stabilized
  • Affordable for its focal range
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock

Price

MSRP
12400 USD
2350 USD
350 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
9 blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Composite
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Micro-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
27 elements
22 elements
13 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
19 groups
18 groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 fluorite + 8 ED elements and Nano Crystal + Super Intergrated + fluorine coatings groups
6 ED, 1 Fluorite, 1 HRI element + Nano Crystal & Fluorine coatings groups
1 ED glass element groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
128 mm / 5.04 in
89 mm / 3.50 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
363 mm / 14.29 in
203 mm / 7.99 in
83 mm / 3.27 in
Weight
3500 g / 123.67 oz
1430 g / 50.53 oz
300 g / 10.60 oz

Function

Angle Of View
13.7° Diagonal | 11.4° Horizontal | 7.6° Vertical (wide) ~ 6.2° Diagonal | 5.2° Horizontal | 3.4° Vertical (tele)
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/32
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/4–5.6 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
180 mm ~ 400 mm
70 mm ~ 200 mm
55 mm ~ 200 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 300.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (4 stops)
Yes
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
Internal zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.25x
0.21x
Min Focus Distance
2000 mm / 78.74 in
1100 mm / 43.31 in
1100 mm / 43.31 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Debut
2018-01-09
2016-10-19
2015-01-06
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