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Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F5-6.3 Di LD IF vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F5-6.3 Di LD IF vs Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VRto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD Top Features

  • 200-500mm Focal Range
  • F5.0 – F6.3 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 86mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 1237g.
  • Diameter: 94mm
  • Length: 227mm
  • Min Focus Distance:2.5m

Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F5-6.3 Di LD IF

Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR Top Features

  • 200-400mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Nikon F (FX) Mount
  • Weight: 3275g.
  • Diameter: 124mm
  • Length: 358mm
  • Min Focus Distance:2m

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

Our Winner: Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F5-6.3 Di LD IF over Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR

Focal Length – Tele 500mm vs 400mm
Optical Zoom 2.50x vs 2.00x
Weight 1237g vs 3275g
Diameter 94mm vs 124mm
Length 227mm vs 358mm

Pros Of Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR over Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F5-6.3 Di LD IF
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 4 vs 5
Max Aperture – Tele 4 vs 6.3
Internal Zoom Yes vs No
Filter Thread 52mm vs 86mm
Weather Sealing Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 2m vs 2.5m

Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD vs Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR Specs Table

General Tamron 200-500mm f5-6.3 LD Nikon 200-400mm f4G ED-IF VR
Brand Tamron 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 Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (internal)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock Yes
Zoom Ratio 2.5X 2.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F5.0 – F6.3 F4.0
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Optics
Optical Elements 13 24
Optical Groups 10 17
Special Elements 2 LD elements 4 ED glass elements and one detachable protective lens
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 2.5m 2m
Max Magnification unknown unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual 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 1237g 3275g
Diameter 94mm 124mm
Length 227mm 358mm
Materials Unknown metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 86mm 52mm
Filter Notes Screw in rear attachment filter
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code Unknown HK-30
Tripod Collar Yes Yes
Optional Accessories Lens Case CL-L2
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