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Compare Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G vs Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G vs Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E

Reviews

Neo score
41%
41%
50%
Pros
  • Wide telephoto focal range
  • Very long reach for a low price
  • Light in the hand
  • Very inexpensive
  • Useful focal range
  • Optically stabilized
  • Quite useful focal range
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not optically stabilized
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
350 USD
200 USD
1070 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
7 blades
7 blades, Rounded blades
Colors
Black
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
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
14 elements
12 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
9 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 ED element + Super Integrated Coating groups
Two aspherical elements + super integrated coating groups
4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano Crystal Coat. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
55 mm / 2.17 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
65 mm / 2.56 in
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
125 mm / 4.92 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
400 g / 14.13 oz
195 g / 6.89 oz
480 g / 16.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° 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/4.5–6.3 ~ f/32
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
1.5
Focal Length
70 mm ~ 300 mm
18 mm ~ 55 mm
16 mm ~ 80 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
105.0 mm ~ 450.0 mm
27.0 mm ~ 82.5 mm
24.0 mm ~ 120.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
No
No
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.22x
0.38x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
1100 mm / 43.31 in
250 mm / 9.84 in
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HB-N106 (sold separately)
Lens Hood: HB-75 (supplied)
Debut
2016-08-17
2016-01-05
2015-07-02
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