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

BH #TA153028DIN • MFR #AFA041N-700
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

Key Specs
Focal Length
15 to 30mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
No
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
110° 32' to 71° 35'
Minimum Focus Distance
11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.2x
Optical Design
18 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
No
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.87 x 5.61" / 98.4 x 142.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.64" / 143.3 mm
Weight
2.42 lb / 1100 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.05 x 7 x 5.3"

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

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Is this compatible with the Nikon Z6 (using FTZ) ...

Is this compatible with the Nikon Z6 (using FTZ) if you use the Tamron Tap-in console?
Asked by: Dustin
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.
Answered by: Oscar
Date published: 2022-03-15

Where is the lens made?

Where is the lens made?
Asked by: Yuri
As per our records, this lens is made in Japan. Please note that this is subject to change at any time.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-01-30

will this lens work with nikon d700 fully?

will this lens work with nikon d700 fully?
Asked by: Shi Jin
Yes, the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F will work with the Nikon D700.
Answered by: Michelle F
Date published: 2024-05-02

Will the AF work on a Z9 camera?

Will the AF work on a Z9 camera?
Asked by: Hannah
No, the Tamron SP 15-30mm is a F-Mount Lens and will not mount a body. In order to do so the following adapter is needed please review. Nikon FTZ II Mount Adapter BH #NIFTZ2 • MFR #4264 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1669887-REG/nikon_niftz2_ftz_ii_mount_adapter.html
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-06-29

What is the quality of the sunbursts that you get ...

What is the quality of the sunbursts that you get with this lens?
Asked by: Jeannie
The sunburst are very good when using an aperture of f/11 or smaller.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-04-08

Is this the new SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 ...

Is this the new SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon released in September 2018?
Asked by: Ajeya
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
Date published: 2019-11-28

Does warranty work in Canada?

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

Is the hood fixed or can it be removed?

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