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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F

BH #TA153028DIN • MFR #AFA041N-700
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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three LD and Three Aspherical Elements
  • AX, eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
Covering a versatile range of ultra wide-angle focal lengths, the Nikon F-mount SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 from Tamron enhances this wide zoom with sophisticated optics, focusing, and image stabilization. Helping to realize sharp, clear imagery, the optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. A trio of coatings—AX, eBAND, and BBAR—have also been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering when working in bright and backlit conditions.
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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Overview

Covering a versatile range of ultra wide-angle focal lengths, the Nikon F-mount SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 from Tamron enhances this wide zoom with sophisticated optics, focusing, and image stabilization. Helping to realize sharp, clear imagery, the optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. A trio of coatings—AX, eBAND, and BBAR—have also been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering when working in bright and backlit conditions.

Benefitting the optical assets, performance and handling is enhanced through the use of dual MPUs (Micro-Processing Unit), which ensure fast and reliable image stabilization and autofocus. Vibration Compensation accounts for up to 4.5 stops of camera shake, to result in sharper images when shooting handheld at slower shutter speeds. Conversely, a USD motor provides quick and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, the lens body is weather-sealed and moisture resistant, and the front element features a protective fluorine coating to guard against dust and smearing.

Ultra-wide zoom is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 22.5-45mm equivalent focal length range.
Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture affords consistent brightness throughout the zoom range, and benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.
Three LD (low dispersion) elements are featured in the optical design to noticeably limit color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color fidelity.
Two glass-molded aspherical elements and one XGM (eXpanded Glass Molded Aspherical) element help to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion throughout the zoom range to deliver notable sharpness and accurate rendering.
An AX coating has been to the convex surface of large, curved elements and both eBAND and BBAR coatings have also been applied to individual elements to suppress ghosting and lens flare for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
VC image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 4.5 stops for more effective handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
An Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus motor delivers quick and precise focusing performance to suit working with moving subjects. This motor also affords full-time manual focus control, and it is possible to focus on subjects as close as 11" away.
Dual dedicated MPUs (Micro-Processing Unit) are used—one for autofocus, one for VC—to ensure fast, responsive focusing and stabilization performance.
A moisture-resistant construction benefits this lens' use in inclement conditions, and a fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to protect against dust, dirt, and smearing.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Compatible with optional TAP-in Console for fine-tuning select focusing adjustments and for updating lens firmware.
UPC: 725211041023

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Specs

Focal Length15 to 30mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View110° 32' to 71° 35'
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design18 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.87 x 5.61" / 98.4 x 142.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.64" / 143.3 mm
Weight2.42 lb / 1100 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.05 x 7 x 5.3"

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Reviews

This is a beast and I LOVE it!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

Exceptionally solid build!! Just what I want in a high end quality lens. Beautifully made, love the built in lens hood. First tests with the lens shows fantastic quality but I have not used it a lot since I just received it before Christmas. I know I will love using this lens!

Great as expected

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-24

I have been very pleased with the build quality and images I have been getting from the f/2.8 24-70 G2 so I bought this 15-30mm new as well. I bought it as a replacement for my Tokina to photograph live shows and I look forward to shooting concerts with it once things open back up. This lens appears to be excellent from the shots I have gotten so far. Attached is a photo from today of an abandoned house.

Great choice!

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-22

I’m using this lens for the first trip to Austin TX. The colors just pop with this lens and I’m very impressed with the sharpness so far. I have noticed a little lens flare when the conditions are right but I’m not too worried about that.

Great Wide-Angle

By Dianne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-15

This lens is great for wide angle shots. It's sharp and relatively fast.

Great for astro photography

By Tory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-30

Took this baby to shoot the milky way and got some absolutely gorgeous shots!

Big, but worth it.

By C
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

I picked up this lens about 3 weeks ago. In the past, I had poor experiences with Tamron lenses, so I hoped the current reviews of this lens were accurate. I did try a Sigma 14-24 before this and was not impressed, very soft, maybe I had a poor edition. The Tamron does impress, sharp across the field at f8, easy to hand hold at 1/8 sec with vibration reduction. It is heavy and bulky, but the performance is very good and worth the weight inconvenience.

Pro Lens for half price

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-13

This thing is phenomenal. Little to no vignetting or chromatic aberrations at any zoom or aperture. Crystal clear images, tack sharp across the board, awesome, fast focusing, and delightful vibration compensation. If you're on the fence, just do it. You won't regret it.

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2

By Arash
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-23

Great performance per dollar.

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Yes, the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F is compatible with the Nikon Z 6 camera when using the Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter. Use the Tamron TAP-in Console for Nikon F lenses to make sure the lens firmware is up to date.
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As per our records, this lens is made in Japan. Please note that this is subject to change at any time.
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Date published: 2020-01-30

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Asked by: Jeannine
The sunburst are very good when using an aperture of f/11 or smaller.
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The MFR # on this product is AFA041N-700. It is the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F.
Answered by: Joseph
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Does warranty work in Canada?
Asked by: Denis
Unfortunately, the warranty for Tamron USA products is valid only in the US. https://bit.ly/3yeKndW
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-12-08

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Is the hood fixed or can it be removed?
Asked by: Teresa
The lens hood is fixed.
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Date published: 2021-01-25

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Asked by: Michael
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