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Compare Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E vs Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E

Reviews

Neo score
60%
33%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Some distortion not well corrected
  • IQ falls short of what its price would suggest
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great price for such a lens
  • Constant f/5.6 aperture
Cons
  • Quite large for what it is
  • On the heavy side
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
2100 USD
1400 USD
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Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Standard Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
20 elements
19 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
16 groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 aspherical and 2 ED elements + nano crystal and fluorine coatings groups
3 ED elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
95 mm / 3.74 in
Size | Diameter
88 mm / 3.46 in
108 mm / 4.25 in
Size | Length
155 mm / 6.10 in
268 mm / 10.55 in
Weight
1070 g / 37.81 oz
2300 g / 81.27 oz

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (tele)
12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/5.6 ~ f/32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
24 mm ~ 70 mm
200 mm ~ 500 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
No
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.27x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
380 mm / 14.96 in
2200 mm / 86.61 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-08-04
2015-08-04
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