Nikon 200-500/5.6 vs. Olympus 100-400/4-5.6

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Nikon 200-500/5.6 vs. Olympus 100-400/4-5.6

I am using 2 systems, i.e., Olympus EM1Mk2 for Macro only and Nikon Z (Z6ii and Z7) for hiking and everything else.

I'd like to get the long tele-zoom--lens and come to dilemma

  1. Olympus 100-400mm
    • Pro
      • Light and compact
      • More reach (400mm is equivalent to 800mm subject in Full frame)
      • Many users said IQ is better
      • I heard the AF is better than Nikon (I am not sure)
      • New technology (? - just release)
    • Con
      • Slightly more expensive
      • TC is also more expensive
  2. Nikon 200-500mm
    • Pro
      • 500mm Full Frame can be cropped to have subject size same as 1,000 mm 2X factor of MTF
      • Constant aperture at f/5.6. More light
      • Less expensive with with TC1.7 is nearly same price as Olympus 100-400 without TC
      • Proven technology (launch more than 4 years)
    • Con
      • 2 times heavier and bigger
      • Need to use FTZ adapter (but I already have the adapter)

I posted similar message to Olympus SLR and Nikon Z forums too. Let's see how it goes Thank you very much.

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