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Compare Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E vs Nikon 500mm F4E

Reviews

Neo score
33%
50%
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
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb build quality
  • Brilliant optical performance
  • Great AF tracking
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side

Price

MSRP
1400 USD
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Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
9 blades, rounded
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
19 elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
12 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 ED elements groups
3 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
Size | Diameter
108 mm / 4.25 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
Size | Length
268 mm / 10.55 in
387 mm / 15.24 in
Weight
2300 g / 81.27 oz
3090 g / 109.19 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)
5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical
Aperture
f/5.6 ~ f/32
f/4 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
200 mm ~ 500 mm
500 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Weather Resistance
No
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.22x
0.14x
Min Focus Distance
2200 mm / 86.61 in
3600 mm / 141.73 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HK-34 (supplied)
Debut
2015-08-04
2015-07-02
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