Product Comparison: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED vs Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

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General Specifications
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
About the Product
With a constant maximum aperture, on the 14-24mm focal range, equal to f2.8, Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8G ED ultra-wide-angle zoom lens delivers superb performance in any situation.
The new 15-30mm F/2.8 full-frame ultra-wide-angle zoom is a worthy addition to the Tamron SP lens series, renowned for its highest standards. Thanks to the development of its unique XGM element, the high-performance zoom lens offers the same performance as would two fixed focal length lenses of 15mm and 30mm.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
2.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
14 millimeters
15 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
24 millimeters
30 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED Camera Lens
  • Sharp corner to corner, at wide open aperture, at entire zoom range.
  • Excellent wide angle, useful for landscape, very good sharpness.
  • It has beautiful colors, super fast autofocus and an extremely useful focal range for wide-angle photography.
  • It's such quality glass, and the range is nice.
  • It is well built, and the 14-24mm range of the zoom was really nice.
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Camera Lens
  • Great zoom range, solid build, big aperture and sharp images.
  • Comes with image stabilisation and f2.8 maximum aperture.
  • Well-built, produces sharp images even when wide open.
  • A fantastic lens at the full aperture.
  • Extremely sharp lens, already at full aperture.
Size & Weight
3.8 in.
3.87 in.
3.8 in.
3.87 in.
5.2 in.
5.7 in.
35.3 oz.
38.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED Camera Lens
  • Heavy but not bulky at all.
  • Awesome, sharp, and very solid. It's not as heavy as most are reporting.
  • The images are extremely crisp. Good size of the lens.
  • The main draw back I had with this lens was the weight.
  • This lens is so big and heavy.
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Camera Lens
  • Absolutely superb. Build quality is great. Good size.
  • Super sharp, and good zoom range. Normal weight and size.
  • A superb lens. Not too heavy.
  • Not the best travel lens due to size and weight.
  • It's very large, and heavy.
Minimum Focus Distance
10.8 in.
11.02 in.
Field Of View
FX 114° - 84° / DX 90° - 61°
110°32' - 71°35'
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED Camera Lens
  • It covers an incredible angle of view on a full frame camera.
  • Has near perfect distortion control even at wide apertures.
  • Autofocus on my D700 is fast and accurate even in low light.
  • Flare is well controlled and colors are crisp even in candle lit night shots with the light source in the picture.
  • Fast autofocus, very sharp images throughout the frame even when wide open.
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Camera Lens
  • Good stabilization and F2.8.
  • It's so smooth, focus is fast and sharp.
  • It is an amazing lens, fast accurate focus, nice colors and bokeh.
  • VC worked! It really works well.
  • Smooth zoom and focus action.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
14 Elements in 11 Groups
18 elements in 13 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Internal Focusing, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Super Integrated Coating, Aspherical Lens, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, Nano Crystal Coat
VC (Vibration Compensation), Internal Focusing, Fluorine Coating, XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical), BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating, Moisture-resistant construction, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED Camera Lens
  • Great lens. Very crisp, clear, great color.
  • It is very crisp and focuses fast.
  • Sharpness, contrast, build quality and lack of distortion are all world-class.
  • Colors are wonderful with great contrast. Focus is quick and silent.
  • No filter ring is the only my draw back.
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Camera Lens
  • Solid and well built lens.
  • The range of focal lengths is perfect for travel, photos in intense, and night views with stars.
  • I love this lens. Build quality is excellent.
  • The 15-30mm is such a great landscape range.
  • Color quality was excellent; focus speed was extraordinary.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
1749.95 $

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