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Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 vs Tamron 17-35mm OSD Lens Comparison

Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Pricing*

  • Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED - $749.95

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Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD Pricing*

  • Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD - $599

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Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Advantages

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Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD Advantages

Weather Sealed
Faster Aperture

Conclusion

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Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Overall User Rating

4.66 out of 5

based on 216 user reviews online.

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Specs

Spec Nikon AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD
Focal Length 18 17
Max Aperture f/3.5 f/2.8-4.0
Minimum Aperture f/ f/
Minimum Focus distance 11.02 inches 11.02 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.20x 0.2x
Number of Elements 12 15
Number of Groups 8 10
Aperture Blade Design Not Specified Not Specified
Number of Aperture Blades 7 7
Filter Size 77 mm 77 mm
Diameter 3.27 in. 3.31 in.
Length 3.74 in. 3.66 in.
Weight .85 lbs. 1.01 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal Metal
Tripod Collar None None
Weather Sealed Not Specified Yes
Distance Scale Yes - No Hyper Focal Markings No
Image Stabilization No No
Lens Shade Included Included