DxOMark has posted their test results for the Nikkor 500mm and 600mm f/4G ED VR lenses. Nikon’s super telephoto prime lenses AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G and AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G tested by using the high-end Nikon D800 DSLR camera.
The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G lens scored 25 while the AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G lens scored 26 from DxOMark test results. NIKKOR 500mm f/4G lens currently priced $8,399.00 and the Nikkor 600mm f/4G lens price is $9,799.00.
Below are the test score details and the comparison with other Canon telephoto lenses for the Nikkor 500mm and 600mm f/4G ED VR.
Nikkor 500mm and 600mm f/4G ED VR Lenses Test Results
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G Test Result
Nikon’s telephoto lens 500mm f/4G lens scored 25 mounted on D800, test results are below.
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G Test Result
Nikon’s telephoto lens 600mm f/4G lens scored 26 mounted on D800, test results are below.
AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G vs Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM vs Sony 500mm f/4 G S SM
AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G vs Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
From DxOMark Conclusion :
While the benchmark scores are the same for the Nikon lenses as they are for the newer Canon models, in fairness, the metrics suggest the Nikon lenses aren’t quite a match for them in outright sharpness alone. But without a better, higher resolution camera to test them with it remains a draw in IQ. As for price, the Nikon pair are comparatively more affordable and a better value proposition. Either model will assure you of high imaging performance for many years to come and easily justify their legendary status.