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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4D ED-IF II vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4G ED VR

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4D ED-IF II vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4G ED VRto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Nikon 500mm f4D ED-IF II Top Features

  • 500mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 3800g.
  • Diameter: 140mm
  • Length: 394mm
  • Min Focus Distance:5m

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4D ED-IF II

Nikon 600mm f4G ED VR Top Features

  • 600mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 5060g.
  • Diameter: 166mm
  • Length: 445mm
  • Min Focus Distance:5m

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4G ED VR

Our Winner: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4D ED-IF II over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4G ED VR

Focal Length – Wide 500mm vs 600mm
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Weight 3800g vs 5060g
Diameter 140mm vs 166mm
Length 394mm vs 445mm

Pros Of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f4G ED VR over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4D ED-IF II
Focal Length – Tele 600mm vs 500mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Nikon 500mm f4D ED-IF II vs Nikon 600mm f4G ED VR Specs Table

General Nikon 500mm f4D ED-IF II Nikon 600mm f4G ED VR
Brand Nikon Nikon
Lens Type Prime Prime
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Lens Type Telephoto Prime Telephoto Prime
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX) Nikon F (FX)
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 500mm 600mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Light Grey or Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.0 F4.0
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring Yes No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 11 15
Optical Groups 9 12
Special Elements 3 ED glass elements 3 ED glass elements and 1 Nano Crystal Coat and 1 meniscus protective glass element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 5m 5m
Max Magnification unknown unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 3800g 5060g
Diameter 140mm 166mm
Length 394mm 445mm
Materials Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 52mm 52mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code HK-28 HK-35
Tripod Collar Yes Yes
Optional Accessories
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