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Compare Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E vs Leica TL 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 vs Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Reviews

Neo score
33%
61%
55%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great price for such a lens
  • Constant f/5.6 aperture
  • Quite compact and lightweight
  • Simple, elegant design
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Superb build quality
  • Very useful focal range
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • All-in-one lenses tend to offer lower IQ

Price

MSRP
1400 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
7 blades, Rounded diaphragm
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
All-in-One Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Leica L-mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Pentax K-mount, Sigma SA-mount, Sony A-mount
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Stepper motor
Ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
19 elements
10 elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
7 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 ED elements groups
4 aspherical surfaces groups
SLD glass elements, Double-sided aspheric lenses groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Diameter
108 mm / 4.25 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
268 mm / 10.55 in
60 mm / 2.36 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
2300 g / 81.27 oz
256 g / 9.05 oz
430 g / 15.19 oz

Function

Angle Of View
12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical (tele)
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) / 28.9° Diagonal | 24.2° Horizontal | 16.3° Vertical (tele)
77.4° Diagonal | 67.4° Horizontal | 47.9° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/5.6 ~ f/32
f/3.5–5.6 ~ f/16
f/3.5–6.3 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
200 mm ~ 500 mm
18 mm ~ 56 mm
18 mm ~ 200 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
27.0 mm ~ 84.0 mm
27.0 mm ~ 300.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.22x
0.13x
0.33x
Min Focus Distance
2200 mm / 86.61 in
450 mm / 17.72 in
390 mm / 15.35 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-08-04
2014-04-24
2014-01-06
Made In
Germany
Japan
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