The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR and the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR is the longer of the two lenses at 155mm. The Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD with a length of 117mm, is 38mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 88mm.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD weighs 825g, 22% (245g) lighter than the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR's weight of 1070g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Standard Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR and the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD have the same Filter thread size of 82mm.
Below are links to the 82mm filters that we recommend you to consider for these lenses:
Both the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR and the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD is also available in Canon EF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24-70mm
and the fastest aperture of F2.8