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Compare Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM vs Nikon 180-400mm F4E vs Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E

Reviews

Neo score
74%
50%
50%
Pros
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Superb sharpness
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Superb image quality
  • Solid construction
  • Optically stabilized
  • Quite useful focal range
Cons
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large physical size with large diameter and long barrel
  • On the heavy side
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing

Price

MSRP
12400 USD
1070 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
9 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
Full-Frame
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Sigma SA-mount
Nikon F-mount
Nikon F-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
16 elements
27 elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
11 groups
19 groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 fluorite + 8 ED elements and Nano Crystal + Super Intergrated + fluorine coatings groups
4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. Nano Crystal Coat. groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
46 mm (rear filter holder)
40.5 mm / 1.59 in
72 mm / 2.83 in
Size | Diameter
144.8 mm / 5.7 in
128 mm / 5.04 in
80 mm / 3.15 in
Size | Length
380.3 mm / 15 in
363 mm / 14.29 in
86 mm / 3.39 in
Weight
3310 g
3500 g / 123.67 oz
480 g / 16.96 oz

Function

Angle Of View
5.0° Diagonal | 4.1° Horizontal | 2.7° Vertical
13.7° Diagonal | 11.4° Horizontal | 7.6° Vertical (wide) ~ 6.2° Diagonal | 5.2° Horizontal | 3.4° 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/32
f/4 ~ f/32
f/2.8–4 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
500 mm
180 mm ~ 400 mm
16 mm ~ 80 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24.0 mm ~ 120.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes (4 stops)
Yes
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
No
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.15x
0.25x
0.22x
Min Focus Distance
3500 mm / 137.8 in
2000 mm / 78.74 in
350 mm / 13.78 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: HB-75 (supplied)
Debut
2016-09-19
2018-01-09
2015-07-02
Made In
Japan
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