The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron SP 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR is the longer of the two lenses at 215mm. The Tamron SP 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2 with a length of 194mm is 21mm shorter. On the other hand, the Tamron SP 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2 has a larger diameter of 88mm compared to Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR's 87mm diameter.
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 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR weighs 1470g, 2% (30g) lighter than the Tamron SP 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2's weight of 1500g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron SP 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2 and Nikon 70-200mm f2.8G ED VR 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 SP 70-200mm 2.8 Di VC USD G2 is also available in Canon EF mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 70-200mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.