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 ED VR Nikon 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f:4G ED VR II Nikon 80-400mm f:4.5-5.6G ED VR
Lens Design Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm f:5.6E ED VR lens design nikon-200-400mm-f4G-ED-VR-II-2 Nikkor 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G ED VR lens design
MTF Chart (wide) Wide MTF chart Nikon 200-400mm f:4G ED VR II MTF chart wide Nikon 80-400mm f:4.5-5.6G ED VR lens MTF chart wide
MTF chart (tele) Tele MTF chart Nikon 200-400mm f:4G ED VR II MTF chart tele Nikon 80-400mm f:4.5-5.6G ED VR lens MTF charts tele
Focal Length Range 200-500mm 200-400mm 80-400mm
Zoom Ratio 2.5x 2.0x 5x
Focal Length -- -- --
Maximum Aperture f/5.6 f/4 f/4.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture f/32 f/32 f/32-40
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 8°00' 20°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format) 3°10'
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 12°20' 12°20' 30°10'
Minimum Angle of View (FX-format) 5°00' 6°10' 6°10'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.22x 0.27x 0.2x
Lens Elements 19 24 20
Lens Groups 12 17 12
Compatible Format(s) FX
DX
FX
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
FX
DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat -- Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 3 4 4
Aspherical Elements -- -- --
Super Integrated Coating Yes -- Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 7.2ft.(2.2m) 6.6ft.(2.0m)6.41.95 5.74ft.(1.75m)
Close Range Correction -- -- --
Focus Mode Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto
Manual
Manual/Auto
Auto
Manual
Auto/Manual
Rear Focusing -- -- --
Filter Size 95mm 52mm 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Drop-in Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 4.2in.(108mm)x10.5in.(267.5mm) 4.9in.(124mm)x14.4in.(365mm) 3.8in.(95.5mm)x8.0in.(203mm)
Approx. Weight 81.2 oz.(2300g) 118.5 oz.(3360g) 56 oz.(1570g) including tripod collar
 Price   $1,396.95  $6,996.95 $2,299.95