AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II and AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lenses test results published by DxOMark. Nikon’s super telephoto prime lenses Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G and Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED tested by using the high-end Nikon D800 digital SLR camera.
The AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens scored 34 while the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR lens scored 35 from DxOMark test results. Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED lens currently priced $5,799.00 and the Nikkor 600mm f/4G lens price is $8,999.00.
Nikkor 300mm and 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Lenses Test Results
AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II Test Result
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR Test Result
Nikon 300mm f/2.8 vs Canon and Sony 300mm f/2.8 Lenses
Nikon 400mm f/2.8 vs Canon 400mm f/2.8
From DxOMark conclusion:
In a slight reversal of fortunes, the Nikon 300mm and 400mm f/2.8 models actually appear to outperform the latest Canon offerings, at least when mounted on the Nikon D800 (though bear in mind this sensor has both high resolution and a wider dynamic range than the Canon EOS 5D Mk III used to perform the tests with the Canon lenses. Given the price advantage of the Nikkor lenses currently, Nikon users and potential purchasers can rest-assured that either model is a good choice and a sound investment in the long term