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Compare Nikon 600mm F4E vs Leica TL 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 vs Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM

Reviews

Neo score
50%
61%
55%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb build quality
  • Brilliant optical performance
  • Great AF tracking
  • 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
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • All-in-one lenses tend to offer lower IQ

Price

MSRP
12300 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, rounded
7 blades, Rounded diaphragm
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime 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
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Stepper motor
Ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
10 elements
16 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
12 groups
7 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
4 ED, 2 fluorite. Nano Crystal and Fluorine coatings. groups
4 aspherical surfaces groups
SLD glass elements, Double-sided aspheric lenses groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
52 mm / 2.05 in
62 mm / 2.44 in
Size | Diameter
166 mm / 6.54 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
432 mm / 17.01 in
60 mm / 2.36 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
3810 g / 134.63 oz
256 g / 9.05 oz
430 g / 15.19 oz

Function

Angle Of View
4.1° Diagonal | 3.4° Horizontal | 2.3° Vertical
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/4 ~ f/22
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
600 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
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14x
0.13x
0.33x
Min Focus Distance
4400 mm / 173.23 in
450 mm / 17.72 in
390 mm / 15.35 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: HK-34 (supplied)
Lens hood included
Debut
2015-07-02
2014-04-24
2014-01-06
Made In
Germany
Japan
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