The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD and the Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED 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 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED is the longer of the two lenses at 95mm. The Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD with a length of 87mm is 8mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 83mm.
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 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED weighs 385g, 12% (55g) lighter than the Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD's weight of 440g.
Both Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD and Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED 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 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD is also available in Canon EF mount.
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 LD has a focal range of 17-35mm and 2.1X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 25.5 - 52.5mm.
Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G ED has a focal range of 18-35mm and 1.9X zoom ratio . When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 27 - 52.5mm.