Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR vs. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

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Jan 29, 2013
Jan 24, 2008
 
Prime lens
Prime lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
800 mm
800 mm
Yes (4 stops claimed)
Yes (4 stop with tripod detection)
Nikon F (FX)
Canon EF
 
F5.6
F5.6
F32
F32
No
No
9
8
rounded blades
Circular aperture
 
20
18
13
14
Two flourite elements, 2 ED glass elements, includes protective glass
Super Spectra lens coatings 4 types of special optical elements: aspherical elements to correct spherical aberrations, and refracting Fluorite, UD and Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements
 
5.90 m (232.28)
6.00 m (236.22)
 
0.14×
Yes
Yes
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Internal
Internal
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
4590 g (10.12 lb)
4500 g (9.92 lb)
160 mm (6.3)
163 mm (6.42)
461 mm (18.15)
461 mm (18.15)
 
Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Yes
Yes
 
Grey and Black
52 mm
52 mm
rear slip-in filter holder
Drop-in
Yes
 
 
ET-155
Yes
Yes
 
Lens Case 800