Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens Compared to the Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S VR II Nikkor Lens

SpecificationsCanon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM LensNikon 200mm f/2G AF-S VR II Nikkor Lens
  Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S VR II Nikkor Lens
Year Introduced20082010
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups17/1213/9
Angle of View: Diagonal12°12° 20'
Angle of View: Horizontal10°
Angle of View: Vertical
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/2.0-32 f/2.0-22
Number of Aperture Blades 8 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 89 oz  (2520g) 103.4 oz  (2930g)
Actual Weight 91.3 oz  (2585g) 103.1 oz  (2920g)
Lens Hood Weight 7.2 oz  (205g) 9.2 oz  (260g)
In-Use Weight 95.8 oz  (2714g) 112.3 oz  (3180g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 5.04 x 8.19”  (128 x 208mm) 4.88 x 7.99”  (124 x 203mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 6.36 x 8.53”  (162 x 216.7mm) 5.22 x 8.42”  (132.5 x 214mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 5.5”  (139mm) 5.2”  (132.5mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 8.53”  (216.7mm) 8.42”  (214mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 6.33 x 4.93”  (160.8 x 125.1mm) 6.27 x 4.25”  (159.2 x 108mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 11.87 - 11.87”  (301.4 - 301.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 1.54”  (39mm) 2.13”  (54.2mm)
Filter Size DI 52mm  UV ► CP ► DI 52mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Ring USM SWM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 231° 216°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Y /
6.2' (1.9m) - ∞
16.4' (5m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 74.8”  (1900mm) 74.8”  (1900mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 73.78”  (1874mm) 69.53”  (1766mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.12x 0.12x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.19-0.06x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.26-0.14x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N Y /
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-120B Buy ► Y /
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 5 / Y Y / 4 / Y
Extender Compatible? Y Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Lens Case 200 Buy ► Y / CL-L1 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 200mm = 23.44'
400mm = 45.04' (w/ 2.0x)
200mm = 22.62'
280mm = 30.9'
340mm = 37.73'
400mm = 43.4'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 200mm = 7144mm
400mm = 13728mm (w/ 2.0x)
200mm = 6896mm
280mm = 9420mm
340mm = 11501mm
400mm = 13227mm
 
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