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Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR IIto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG Top Features

  • 200-500mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 72mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 15700g.
  • Diameter: 237mm
  • Length: 726mm
  • Min Focus Distance:5m
  • Max Magnification:0.13x

Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II Top Features

  • 200-400mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 3360g.
  • Diameter: 124mm
  • Length: 366mm
  • Min Focus Distance:2m

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II

Our Winner: Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II

Focal Length – Tele 500mm vs 400mm
Optical Zoom 2.50x vs 2.00x
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 4
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 4
Max Magnification 0.13x vs x

Pros Of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED VR II over Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Weight 3360g vs 15700g
Diameter 124mm vs 237mm
Length 366mm vs 726mm
Filter Thread 52mm vs 72mm
Weather Sealing Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 2m vs 5m

Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG vs Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II Specs Table

General Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED VR II
Brand Sigma Nikon
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX) Nikon F (FX)
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 200-500mm 200-400mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Unknown Black
Zoom Method No Zoom Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom Yes
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 2.5X 2.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F4.0
Min Aperture F22.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 17 24
Optical Groups 13 17
Special Elements 1 SLD glass element 3 ELD glass elements 4 ED and some Nano Crystal Coat-deposited lens elements 1 detachable protective glass
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 5m 2m
Max Magnification 0.13X unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
DoF Scale Unknown Yes
Distance Scale Unknown Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 15700g 3360g
Diameter 237mm 124mm
Length 726mm 366mm
Materials Unknown Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 72mm 52mm
Filter Notes Rear holder for 72mm filters
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown HK-30
Tripod Collar Yes Yes
Optional Accessories Matched 2x teleconverter
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