Nikon 500mm f/5.6E vs. 500mm f/4E vs. 200-500mm f/5.6E specifications comparison


Nikon 500mm f/5.6E vs. 500mm f/4E vs. 200-500mm f/5.6E specifications comparison (additional information on the new 500mm f/5.6 lens is available here and here):

500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Price
$3,596.95 $10,296.95 $1,396.95
Focal Length
500mm 500mm 200-500mm
Maximum Aperture
f/5.6 f/4 f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32 f/22 f/32
Format
FX/35mm
FX/35mm
FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX)
3°10'
3°10'
8°00'
Minimum Angle of View (DX)
3°10'
Maximum Angle of View (FX)
5°00'
5°00'
12°20'
Minimum Angle of View (FX)
5°00'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.18x
0.14x
0.22x
Lens Elements
19 16 19
Lens Groups
11 12 12
VR (Vibration Reduction)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Diaphragm Blades
9 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
Yes
ED Glass Elements
3 3 3
Super Integrated Coating
Yes
Yes
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Focusing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
9.8 ft. (3.0 m)
11.9 ft. (3.6m) 7.2 ft. (2.2m)
Focus Mode
Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto/Manual
Memory Recall
Manual
Manual/Auto
Filter Size
95mm 40.5mm 95mm
Accepts Filter Type
Screw-on
Slip-in
Screw-on
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
4.2 in 9.3 in
106 mm x 237 mm
5.5 in 15.2 in
140 mm x 387.0 mm
4.2 in 10.5 in
108 mm x 267.5 mm
Approx. Weight
51.2 oz. 1460 g 109 oz. 3090 g 81.2 oz. 2300 g

500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR MTF chart:


500mm f/4E FL ED VR MTF chart:


200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR MTF chart (tele end):


Nikon 500mm f/5.6E pre-orders:

Adorama
B&H
Amazon
BuyDig
WEX
Park Camera
Jessops
CameraPro
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