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Compare Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E vs Nikon 55-200mm F4-5.6G VR II vs Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5–5.6

Reviews

Neo score
33%
60%
62%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great price for such a lens
  • Constant f/5.6 aperture
  • Optically stabilized
  • Affordable for its focal range
  • Optically stabilized
  • Light in the hand
  • Internal zoom
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Lens hood not included
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not the best build quality
  • Not the sharpest

Price

MSRP
1400 USD
350 USD
300 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
7 blades
7 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Canon EF-mount
Material
Composite
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Micro-type ultrasonic
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
19 elements
13 elements
14 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
9 groups
11 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 ED elements groups
1 ED glass element groups
UD lens element and enhanced lens coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Diameter
108 mm / 4.25 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
75 mm / 2.95 in
Size | Length
268 mm / 10.55 in
83 mm / 3.27 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Weight
2300 g / 81.27 oz
300 g / 10.60 oz
240 g / 8.48 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)
29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (wide) ~ 8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical (tele)
107.1° Diagonal | 96.7° Horizontal | 73.7° Vertical (wide) ~ 73.9° Diagonal | 64.0° Horizontal | 45.2° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/5.6 ~ f/32
f/4–5.6 ~ f/22–32
f/4.5–5.6 ~ f/22–29
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.6
Focal Length
200 mm ~ 500 mm
55 mm ~ 200 mm
10 mm ~ 18 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 300.0 mm
16.0 mm ~ 28.8 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
No
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom
Internal zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.22x
0.15x
Min Focus Distance
2200 mm / 86.61 in
1100 mm / 43.31 in
220 mm / 8.66 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: EW-73 C (sold separately)
Debut
2015-08-04
2015-01-06
2014-05-13
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