Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G vs. Nikkor AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E lens comparison

AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR (left) vs. AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR (right) lens comparison – first, you can see that Nikon actually changed the lens design of the new lens:

Wide MTF charts:

Tele MTF charts:

Specifications comparison:

 AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR  AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR
Focal Length Range 70-300mm 70-300mm
Zoom Ratio 4.3x 4.3x
Auto focus AF-S AF-P (electronic diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f/4.5 f/4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture f/32 f/32-40
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 22°50′ 22°50′
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 5°20′ 5°20′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 34°20′ 34°20′
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 8°10′ 8°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.25x 0.25x
Lens Elements 17 18
Lens Groups 12 14
Compatible Format(s) FX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes, up to 4.5 stops
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat
ED Glass Elements 2 1
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-P (Pulse Motor) Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 4.9ft.(1.5m) 3.94ft.(1.2m)From focal plane at all zoom positions
Close Range Correction
Focus Mode Auto
Rear Focusing
Filter Size 67mm 67mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.1in.(80mm)x5.6in.(143.5mm) 3.2in.(80.5mm)x5.7in.(146mm)
Approx. Weight 26.3oz.(745g) 24oz.(680g)
Price $496.95   $746.95

The new Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR lens is available for pre-order at: Adorama | Amazon | B&H | BuyDig | Amazon DE.

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