Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM vs. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F4G ED VR

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Oct 24, 2012
 
Zoom lens
Zoom lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
70–200 mm
70–200 mm
No
Yes (VR, 5 stops)
Canon EF
Nikon F (FX)
 
F4
F4
F32
F32
No
No
8
9
 
Rounded diaphragm
 
16
20
13
14
 
3 ED lens elements, 1 HRI lens element
 
1.20 m (47.24)
1.00 m (39.37)
0.21×
0.27×
Yes
Yes
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Internal
Internal
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
705 g (1.55 lb)
850 g (1.87 lb)
76 mm (2.99)
78 mm (3.07)
172 mm (6.77)
179 mm (7.05)
Metal barrel, metal mount
 
 
No
Grey and Black
Black
Rotary (internal)
Rotary (internal)
No
 
Unknown
 
67 mm
67 mm
circular polarizing filter can be attached and used without difficulty as the front lens element does not rotate during focusing
 
 
Yes
ET-74
 
No
 
Soft Case LZ1224 Tripod collar
Optional RT-1 tripod collar