Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR vs. Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens specifications comparison

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens ($16,296.95) vs. Nikon NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S lens ($6,496.95) specifications comparison:

Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E

Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3

$16,296.95 $6,496.95
Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount Nikon Z mount
Focal length
800mm 800mm
Maximum aperture
f/5.6 f/6.3
Minimum aperture
f/32 f/32
Lens construction
20 elements in 13 groups (including 2 ED lens elements, 2 fluorite elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings) and 1 protective glass element 22 elements in 14 groups (including 3 ED elements, 1 SR element, 1 PF element, elements with Nano Crystal Coat and Fluorine coated front lens element
Angle of view
Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 3° 10′ Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 2° FX format: 3° 10‘DX format: 2°
Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus Auto, Manual (Internal Focusing)
Minimum focus distance
5.9 m (19.36 ft) from focal plane 5 m ( 16.41 ft)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/6.6x (1/6.4x in MF) 0.16 x
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening) 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Automatic electronic aperture control
VR image stabilization
Yes Yes: lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Filter-attachment size
52 mm (P = 0.75 mm) 46 mm
Approx. 160 mm maximum diameter x 461 mm Approx. 140 mm x 385 mm (5.6 in x 15.2 in)
Approx. 4590 g (10.1 lb) Approx. 2385 g (5 lb 4.2 oz)
Focus limit switch
Two positions: FULL (∞ to 5 m) and ∞ to 10 m
Supplied accessories
LC-K106 Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-104 Lens Hood, LN-3 Strap, CL-L3 Lens Case

Comparison data were taken from Nikon and B&H Photo.

Nikon Nikkor Z 800mm f/6.3 VR PF S lens pre-order links:

Americas Europe
B&H Photo
Pauls Photo
Service Photo
Camera Canada
Park Cameras (UK)
Jessops (UK)
Calumet (DE)
Calumet (NL)
Foto Koch (DE)
Foto Erhardt (DE)
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