differences

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

Slightly smaller diameter 160 mm vs 163 mm
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Almost the same
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Nikon VR
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Less risk of blur
Lighter 3.9 kg vs 4.6 kg
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Around 20% lighter
Shorter 343 mm vs 368 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VRNikon VR
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
400 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
400 mm
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR160 mm
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM163 mm
Length Quite long Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR368 mm
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM343 mm
Weight Heavy Help
AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR4.6 kg
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM3.9 kg

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

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

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Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Min focal length Much worse wide angle

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

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