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Compare Nikkor 300mm F4E vs Nikon 500mm F4E vs Canon EF 400mm F2.8 L IS III

Reviews

Neo score
60%
50%
62%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Great image quality
  • Quite light for what it is
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb build quality
  • Brilliant optical performance
  • Great AF tracking
  • Superb autofocus performance
  • Very, very sharp
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Long barrel
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Very expensive
  • Quite heavy

Price

MSRP
2000 USD
11999 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded
9 blades, rounded
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Canon EF-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
16 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
12 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 ED element1 phase fresnel elementFluorine coatingNano crystal coating groups
3 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. groups
Super UD + fluorite elements + Air Sphere + Super Spectra + fluorine coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
89 mm / 3.50 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
163 mm / 6.42 in
Size | Length
148 mm / 5.83 in
387 mm / 15.24 in
343 mm / 13.50 in
Weight
755 g / 26.68 oz
3090 g / 109.19 oz
2840 g / 100.35 oz

Function

Angle Of View
8.3° Diagonal | 6.9° Horizontal | 4.6° Vertical
5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical
6.2° Diagonal | 5.2° Horizontal | 3.4° Vertical
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/32
f/4 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Focal Length
300 mm
500 mm
400 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Rear
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Yes (5 stops)
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14x
0.17x
Min Focus Distance
1400 mm / 55.12 in
3600 mm / 141.73 in
2500 mm / 98.43 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: HB-73 (supplied)
Lens Hood: HK-34 (supplied)
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-01-06
2015-07-02
2018-09-05
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