Product Comparison: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR vs Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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General Specifications
AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
About the Product
If you’re looking for a compact, versatile telephoto zoom lens that handles portraiture as well as it handles long-distance wildlife and action photography, look no further than the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR.
Powerful zoom with extended reach. With a 200-500mm focal length range and constant f/5.6 aperture, this FX-format lens introduces a new level of super-telephoto versatility. Whether you shoot wildlife, birds, planes, or fast-paced sports, this lens delivers unwavering performance.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
4.5 /f
5.6 /f
Minimum Focal Length
80 millimeters
200 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
400 millimeters
500 millimeters
Lens Type
Telephoto zoom
Telephoto zoom
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • It's pretty sharp at 400mm, with pretty good AF performance.
  • It is very sharp at 400mm and the VR works great.
  • This lens is great all the way to 400.
  • Images are sharp with good contrast.
  • Very fast and sharp at 400. Great focal length.
Size & Weight
3.8 in.
4.2 in.
3.8 in.
4.2 in.
8 in.
10.5 in.
56 oz.
81.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • It is light and small enough to be carried around all day.
  • Autofocus is super fast and its light enough to carry around.
  • Outstanding image quality and lightweight.
  • This 80-400mm is a little heavy.
  • It's expensive and heavy.
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Zoom Lens
  • It's a pity, but it's too heavy for me.
  • Lens is bulky.
Minimum Focus Distance
68.88 in.
86.6 in.
Field Of View
FX 30°10' - 6°10' / DX 20° - 4°
FX 12°20' - 5° / DX 8° - 3°10'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Manual Focus, Auto Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • The VR works well and comes in handy in low light situations.
  • Takes tack sharp pictures with very fast autofocus.
  • This is an excellent lens. It is sharp, edge to edge.
  • The autofocus is incredibly fast. Image stabilization is very good.
  • Fast focus and great image stabilization.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
20 Elements in 12 Groups
19 Elements in 12 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
77 millimeters
95 millimeters
Internal Focusing, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Super Integrated Coating, Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion), ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Nano Crystal Coat, VR (Vibration Reduction)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Zoom Ratio 2.5 x, Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, IF Lens, Super Integrated Coating, Vibration Reduction
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Camera Lens
  • The build feels solid and after using it several times a week I'm very happy with this lens.
  • Fast and crisp and a good reach, I use this lens for bird photography.
  • Great range and amazingly sharp!
  • Marvelously sharp and versatile.
  • Excellent lens. Absolutely sharp and fast lens.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
2299.95 $
1399.95 $

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