Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm F5.6E zoom Vs. 500mm F4E prime Comparison

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Last year, Nikon released the new zoom AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens and the prime  AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens. We all know that the price of  the zoom lens is just 20% of the prime and the weight is just half of the zoom. But what many don’t know is what kind of image quality does it produce, and how it will perform at various apertures for many wildlife photographers.

Andy Nguyen (at the wildwingsphotography) compared the Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E zoom with the 500mm F4E prime and made this conclusion: “If you’re a budding wildlife photographer who’s looking to pick up your first super-tele photo lens, the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 is your best choice considering all…

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See the images to compare:Nikkor 200-500MM vs. 500mmShot at F5.6:

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Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 zoom lens at f/5.6 wide open

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Nikon 500mm f/4 prime lens at f/5.6 1 stop down

Shot at F8:

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Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 zoom lens at f/8 1 stop down

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Nikon 500mm f/4 prime lens at f/8 2 stop down

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