Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E vs 200-400mm f/4G vs 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G – Specs & Comparison

Nikon 200-500mm f:5.6E vs. 200-400mm f:4G vs. 80-400mm f:4.5-5.6G

Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E vs 200-400mm f/4G vs 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G

These are the Nikon’s top three Big Guns in zoom sections. Though they have similar reach at the long end, inside they are quite different. Affordability & optical perfomance are the two important factor to be considered. The good thing is, for birds & tele photography now you have more options. Have a close look.

Model 200-500mm f/5.6E VR 200-400mm f/4G VR 80-400mm VR
Zoom Ratio2.5x2.0x5x
Focal Length Range200-500mm200-400mm80-400mm
Max Aperturef/5.6f/4f/4.5-5.6
Min Aperturef/32f/32f/32-40
Compatible FormatFX/35mmFX/35mmFX/35mm
Angle of View
DX-formatMax: 8°00’Min: 3°10′Max:  8°Min:  4°Max: 20°Min: 4°
FX-formatMax: 12°20’Min:5°00′Max:12°20’Min:6°10′Max: 30°10’Min:6°10′
Reproduction Ratio0.22x0.27x0.2x
Lens Elements192420
Lens Groups121712
Compatible FormatFX/DXFX/DXFX/DX
VR or Image StabilizationYesYesYes
Diaphragm Blades999
Nano Crystal CoatYesYes
ED Glass Elements344
Super Integrated CoatingYesYes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)YesYesYes
Internal FocusingYesYesYes
Minimum Focus Distance7.2ft.(2.2m)6.6ft.(2.0m)6.41.955.74ft.(1.75m)
Focus ModeManual/AutoManual/AutoAuto/Manual
Filter Size95mm52mm77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-onScrew-onScrew-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)4.2in(108mm)
DesignNikon-Nikkor-200-500mm-f5.6E-ED-VR-lens-designnikon-200-400mm-f4G-ED-VR-II-2Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f:4.5-5.6G optical design
MTFNikon-Nikkor-200-500mm-f5.6E-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-wide Nikon-Nikkor-200-500mm-f5.6E-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-teleNikon-200-400mm-f4G-ED-VR-II-MTF-chart-teleNikon-200-400mm-f4G-ED-VR-II-MTF-chart-wideNikon-80-400mm-f4.5-5.6G-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-wide Nikon-80-400mm-f4.5-5.6G-ED-VR-lens-MTF-charts-tele
Approx. Weight81.2oz.(2300g)118.5oz.(3360g)56oz.(1570g)
 Price  $1,396.95 $6,996.95$2,299.95
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