The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the Nikon 35mm f2D for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses. Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD is the longer of the two lenses at 81mm. The Nikon 35mm f2D with a length of 45mm, is 36mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD also has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to the Nikon 35mm f2D's 65mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Nikon 35mm f2D weighs 205g, 54% (245g) lighter than the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD's weight of 450g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD and the Nikon 35mm f2D 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 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD is also available in Canon EF and Sony Alpha mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 35mm but while Tamron 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD has the fastest aperture of F1.8, the Nikon 35mm f2D's widest aperture value is F2.0.