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

Reviews

Neo score
69%
60%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Optically stabilized
  • Affordable for its focal range
Cons
  • Long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock

Price

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

Construction

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

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
89 mm / 3.50 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
203 mm / 7.99 in
83 mm / 3.27 in
Weight
1430 g / 50.53 oz
300 g / 10.60 oz

Function

Angle Of View
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/2.8 ~ f/22
f/4–5.6 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
70 mm ~ 200 mm
55 mm ~ 200 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 300.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
No
Zoom Type
Internal zoom
External zoom

Performance

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

Production

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