Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR vs 600mm f/4G ED VR Comparison

Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR super telephoto FX prime lens which is 3.2 lb/1450 g lighter than the preceding model, weighing 8.3 lb/3810 g.

Here is a quick specifications comparison between the new Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and the previous Nikon 600mm f/4G ED VR lens.

A long-reaching telephoto optimized for sports, wildlife, and nature shooting, the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens features two fluorite and four extra-low dispersion elements reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the aperture range while Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings help to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and clarity.

Nikon 600mm f/4E FL ED VR vs 600mm f/4G ED VR Specs Comparison


Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Focal Length 600mm 600mm
Maximum Aperture f/4 f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 2°40′ 2°40′
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) 4°10′ 4°10′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.14x 0.14x
Lens Elements 16 15
Lens Groups 12 12
Compatible Format(s) FXDXFX in DX Crop Mode35mm Film FXDXFX in DX Crop Mode35mm Film
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 4 3
Aspherical Elements
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 14.4ft.(4.4m) 15.7ft.(5.0m)
Close Range Correction
Focus Mode ManualManual/AutoAuto/ManualMemory Recall AutoManualManual/AutoAuto/Manual
Rear Focusing
Filter Size 40.5mm 52mm
Accepts Filter Type Slip-in Slip-in
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 6.5in.(166mm) x 17in.(432.0mm) Based on CIPA Standard 6.5in.(166mm) x 17.5in.(445mm)
Approx. Weight 134.4oz. (3,810g) Based on CIPA Standard 178.5oz. (5,060g)
Price $12,296.95 $9,699.00
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