differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Better telephoto 400 mm vs 300 mm
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More than 30% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Significantly smaller diameter 125 mm vs 160 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 267 mm vs 358 mm
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Around 30% shorter
Better wide angle 300 mm vs 400 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Better image stabilization Nikon VR II vs Nikon VR
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Less risk of blur
Lighter 2.9 kg vs 3.8 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VRNikon VR
AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR IINikon VR II
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR400 mm
AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II300 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR400 mm
AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II300 mm
Weight Heavy Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR3.8 kg
AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II2.9 kg
Length Quite long Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR358 mm
AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II267 mm
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR160 mm
AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II125 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Competitors

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM

Sports lens

$3,399

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Nikon F

Sports lens

$3,399

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

Wildlife lens

Diameter Smaller diameter
Max focal length Better telephoto
Aperture Narrower aperture

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