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Reasons to consider the Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II

Much cheaper $8,399.00 vs $12,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $4,600 cheaper (around 40% less)
Better wide angle 500 mm vs 600 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

Better telephoto 600 mm vs 500 mm
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20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Learn more about
the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II:Nikon VR II
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM:Canon IS II
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II:500 mm
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM:600 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II:500 mm
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM:600 mm
Lowest price Very expensive Help
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II:$8,399.00
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM:$12,999.00
Weight Heavy Help
3.9 kg
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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Compared to wildlife 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

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

Wildlife lens

Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Canon 500mm f/4L EF IS II USM

Canon 500mm f/4L EF IS II USM

Wildlife lens

Weight Is lighter
Nikon Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 G ED-IF VR

Nikon Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 G ED-IF VR

Sports lens

Min focal length Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Max focal length Has a significantly longer telephoto lens
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM Pentax-k

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM Pentax-k

Sports lens

Min focal length Has a much wider wide angle lens
Aperture Has a wider aperture
Max focal length Has a significantly longer telephoto lens
Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
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Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Wildlife lens

Weight Is lighter

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR II Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4G ED VR

Wildlife lens

$9,799

Max focal length Better telephoto
Weight Heavier
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon-f

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Nikon-f

Wildlife lens

$4,999

Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Weight Lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Nikon-f

Wildlife lens

$1,509

Min focal length Much better wide angle
Lowest price Much cheaper
Prime lens Is a zoom lens
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Wildlife lens

$13,999

Max focal length Significantly better telephoto
Min focal length Significantly worse wide angle
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$11,499

Min focal length Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Max focal length Significantly worse telephoto
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

Wildlife lens

Weight Significantly heavier
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

$101 - $125

Lowest price Much cheaper
Min focal length Much better wide angle
Max focal length Much worse telephoto
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Wide angle lens

Min focal length Much better wide angle
Weight Much lighter
Max focal length Much worse telephoto
Prime lens Is a zoom lens

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