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Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4G ED VR

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4G ED VRto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM Top Features

  • 500mm Focal Range
  • F4.5 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 46mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 3150g.
  • Diameter: 123mm
  • Length: 350mm
  • Min Focus Distance:4m
  • Max Magnification:0.13x

Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM

Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR Top Features

  • 500mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 3880g.
  • Diameter: 140mm
  • Length: 391mm
  • Min Focus Distance:4m

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4G ED VR

Our Winner: Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4G ED VR

Weight 3150g vs 3880g
Diameter 123mm vs 140mm
Length 350mm vs 391mm
Filter Thread 46mm vs 52mm
Max Magnification 0.13x vs x

Pros Of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f4G ED VR over Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 4 vs 4.5
Max Aperture – Tele 4 vs 4.5
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM vs Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR Specs Table

General Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG HSM Nikon 500mm f4G ED VR
Brand Sigma 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 500mm
Image Stabilization No Yes
Colour Unknown Black
Zoom Method No Zoom Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.5 F4.0
Min Aperture F32.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 11 14
Optical Groups 8 11
Special Elements 2 ELD glass elements 3 ED glass elements and 1 Nano Crystal Coat and 1 meniscus protective glass element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 4m 4m
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 Yes Yes
DoF Scale No Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 3150g 3880g
Diameter 123mm 140mm
Length 350mm 391mm
Materials Unknown Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 46mm 52mm
Filter Notes 46mm drop-in filters
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown HK-34
Tripod Collar Unknown Yes
Optional Accessories
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