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Compare Nikon 500mm F4E vs Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G vs Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E

Reviews

Neo score
50%
41%
50%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb build quality
  • Brilliant optical performance
  • Great AF tracking
  • Wide telephoto focal range
  • Very long reach for a low price
  • Optically stabilized
  • Quite useful focal range
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not optically stabilized
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
350 USD
1070 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, rounded
7 blades
7 blades, Rounded blades
Colors
Black
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Standard 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
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Stepper motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
14 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
10 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
3 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. groups
1 ED element + Super Integrated Coating groups
4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano Crystal Coat. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
58 mm / 2.28 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
140 mm / 5.51 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
387 mm / 15.24 in
125 mm / 4.92 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
3090 g / 109.19 oz
400 g / 14.13 oz
480 g / 16.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical
23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° Vertical (tele)
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 20.5° Diagonal | 17.1° Horizontal | 11.4° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/22
f/4.5–6.3 ~ f/32
f/2.8–4 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
500 mm
70 mm ~ 300 mm
16 mm ~ 80 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
105.0 mm ~ 450.0 mm
24.0 mm ~ 120.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
No
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
No
No
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14x
0.22x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
3600 mm / 141.73 in
1100 mm / 43.31 in
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: HK-34 (supplied)
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HB-75 (supplied)
Debut
2015-07-02
2016-08-17
2015-07-02
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