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Compare Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E vs Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G vs Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E

Reviews

Neo score
50%
41%
50%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Makes access to this focal range much more approachable
  • Light in the hand
  • Very inexpensive
  • Useful focal range
  • Optically stabilized
  • Quite useful focal range
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Long barrel
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Consumer-grade construction
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
600 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
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Composite
Motor
Stepper motor
Stepper motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
18 elements
12 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
14 groups
9 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 ED element groups
Two aspherical elements + super integrated coating groups
4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano Crystal Coat. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
55 mm / 2.17 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
81 mm / 3.19 in
65 mm / 2.56 in
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
146 mm / 5.75 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
680 g / 24.03 oz
195 g / 6.89 oz
480 g / 16.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° 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/4.5–32 ~ f/5.6–40
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
70 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
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
No
No
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.25x
0.38x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
1250 mm / 49.21 in
250 mm / 9.84 in
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: HB-82 (supplied)
Lens Hood: HB-N106 (sold separately)
Lens Hood: HB-75 (supplied)
Debut
2017-07-11
2016-01-05
2015-07-02
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