differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 500mm f/4 G

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 500mm f/4 G goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Lighter 3.5 kg vs 3.9 kg
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More than 10% lighter
Slightly shorter 368 mm vs 391 mm
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Around 10% shorter
Sony 500mm f/4 G Learn more about
the Sony 500mm f/4 G

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

Image stabilization Nikon VR vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR Learn more about
the Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Max focal length Excellent telephoto Help
500 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
500 mm
Length Quite long Help
500mm f/4 G368 mm
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR391 mm
Weight Heavy Help
500mm f/4 G3.5 kg
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR3.9 kg
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
140 mm
Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
f/4

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Wide aperture Help
500mm f/4 Gf/32
AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VRf/22
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
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competitors

Sony 500mm f/4 G Competitors

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

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