Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens comparisons



Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR ($9,496.95) vs. Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II ($5,496.95) vs. Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E FL ED VR ($12,396.95) lens comparisons:

Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikkor 180-400mm f/4E FL ED VR
$9,496.95 $5,496.95 $12,396.95
Focal Length Range
120 -300mm 300mm 180 -400mm

With built-in TC 252-560 mm
Zoom Ratio
2.5x 2.2x
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 f/2.8 f/4

With built-in TC f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 f/22 f/32

With built-in TC f/45
Format
FX/35mm
DX
FX/35mm
FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)
13°20'
5°20'
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)
5°20'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format)
20°20'
8°10'
13°40'
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format)
8°10'
6°10'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
0.16x
0.16x
0.25x (at 400 mm)
0.36x (at 560 mm)
Lens Elements
25 11 27
Built-in Teleconverter Lens Elements
8
Lens Groups
19 8 19
Built-in Teleconverter Lens Groups
5
Compatible Format(s)
FX
DX
FX
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
FX
DX
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
Yes
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Yes
Yes
Diaphragm Blades
9

Rounded diaphragm opening
9 9
Nano Crystal Coat
Yes
Yes
Yes
ED Glass Elements
1 3 8
Super Integrated Coating
Yes
Yes
Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal Focusing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
6.56 ft. (2.0 m) from focal plane at all zoom positions
7.5 ft.(2.3m)7.2 ft.(2.2m) with manual focus
6.6 ft. (2.0 m) from focal plane
Focus Mode
AF, Manual
Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto/Manual
Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto/Manual
Filter Size
112mm 52mm 40.5mm
Accepts Filter Type
Screw-on
Slip-in
Drop-in filter
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
5.1 in.128.0 mmx12 in.303.5 mm

Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA Guidelines
4.9 in.124 mmx10.5 in.267.5 mm 5.0 in.128.0 mmx14.2 in.362.5 mm

Distance from camera lens mount flange
Based on CIPA Guidelines
Approx. Weight
114.6 oz.3,250 g

Based on CIPA Guidelines
102.3 oz.2900 g 123.4 oz.3,500 g

Based on CIPA Guidelines

Photos: Michna


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