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

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Weight 2.42 lb / 1100 g
Dimensions (DxL) 3.87 x 5.61" / 98.4 x 142.5 mm
Filter Thread None


Focal Length 15 - 30mm
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8Minimum: f/22
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Optical Design 18 Elements in 13 Groups
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Magnification 0.2x
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" / 28 cm
Angle of View 110° 32' - 71° 35'
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film


Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.34972991
31 August 2015

The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is an ambitious, ultra-wide zoom lens with a fixed f/2.8 aperture and image stabilization, but like most lenses of this type, it shows significant distortion.

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    Sharp. Optically stabilized. Maximum f/2.8 aperture throughout zoom range. Integrated lens hood. Ultra-wide field of view. Close focus capability. Available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony systems.

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    Lots of distortion. Bulky. No filter support. Some flare issues.

Steve s digicams.32814386
19 May 2015

The Tamron SP 15-30MM F/2.8 Di VC USD ultra-wide zoom lens provides great low-light performance with the their vibration correction optical image stabilization to give a great ultra-wide zoom lens. Although large, it is easy to handle while shooting.

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    Comfortable and easy to operate, for a while, f/2.8 and VC provide great low-light and handheld performance, Controls aberrations and distortions very well, Sharp images, even when shooting wide open, Moisture resistant construction allows you to use the lens in most climates

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    Large and heavy, will wear you out after some time, Lens shape prohibits the use of protective and creative filters

13 May 2015

During the course of several days, I grew to love the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di FC USD more and more. What I soon realized is that my 24-70mm f/2.8 optic may be a nice, all-around glass, but it pales in comparison when it comes to shooting architecture and capturing dramatic perspectives.

Photo net.34752471
29 July 2015

The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD , ( buy from Amazon ) is a very good lens. It’s very sharp in the center and still pretty good out to the edges on full frame cameras, even wide open. Additionally, the stabilization is effective to the extent of maybe 2 stops at 15mm and 3 stops at 30mm.

Imaging resource.34355410
28 December 2015

Tamron's produced a compelling lens for those who are interested in ultra-wide angle photography, and it's priced competitively. However, there are a couple of notes to consider here. The first is the much-touted ƒ/2.8 aperture.

19 June 2015

This ultra-wide angle lens from Tamron sports a fast constant aperture of f/2.8 and as it is one of Tamron's 'SP' lenses, it sports rugged build quality and a dust and weather sealed construction.

Pc magazine.34972991
2 weeks ago

The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is a minor update to one of the rare, stabilized ultra-wide zooms, but it doesn't pair well with the highest-resolution cameras.

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    Bright f/2.8 aperture. Optical stabilization. Ultra-wide angle of view. Full-frame compatibility. Fluorine coating and all-weather build.

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    Only sold in Canon and Nikon mount. Bulky. Image quality suffers on high-resolution sensors. Heavy barrel distortion. Nikon version doesn't support rear filters.

Steve s digicams.32814386
14 January 2019

Overall the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a versatile lens for shooters looking for something wide, fast, and durable. We'd also recommend it to vloggers and YouTubers who need an affordable wide-angle lens.

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    AF is reliable and fast, Solid, durable construction, Minimal signs of chromatic aberration on images, Constant F/2.8 aperture

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    A bit heavy, if you are shooting video with it you will want a tripod. Handheld shooting or shoulder mount shooting for long periods of time isn't ideal., Pricey compared to other Tamron lenses.

11 December 2018

Is Tamron’s SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens perfect? As economist David Henderson once said, “the closer you get to perfection the harder it gets to attain it, and this costs more money.” Is the lens perfect enough for real-world photography and maybe video too? Yes.

Roberts camera.34955828
11 April 2018

The SILKYPIX Developer Studio for Tamron provides a range of functions, in addition to the basic adjustment capabilities, such as correcting aberrations (lateral color, distortion, relative illumination fall-off) referring to the optical design data.

User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
10 January 2019

I purchased the first version of this lens to mount on my Sony A99. It has fantastic sharpness, color rendition and micro contrast. It balances well in my hand and while on the A99. A must for A mount for a wide angle zoom that can do it all. It also fits well in the Lowepro 11cmx18cm lens case.

11 April 2018

I really like this lens, I knew it would be big and heavy because of the wide angle 2.8f with VC (image stabilization)... so yeah not really a 'walk-around' lens, also not a portrait lens, this is pretty awesome lens for indoor photography (possibly real estate), landscapes, astro (MW, stars), and...

B h photo.34921152
7 May 2018

On my A99II:1)At the wide end, my Sony 16-35/2.8 is a little better at the frame edge compared to the Tamron 15-30/2.8. However, when set to 30mm, the Tamron is noticeably better than the Sony. The Tamron seems has a more even performance over the whole zoom range compared to the Sony.

11 March 2018

Very impressed with this lens. Build quality. Sharpness. Autofocus. Yes, it is big and heavy, but I don't mind that at all. Makes it feel more substantial. Because of the weight in combination with the VS, I have captured very sharp images as low as 1/10 sec.

B h photo.34921152
9 April 2016

I'm a diehard Sony A-mount user(A99) and I'm still awaiting the latest(if any) DSLR camera from Sony. Most of my lenses are Carl Zeiss or Sony G lenses. I recently purchased the Tamron 15-30mm and was blown away by the quality of the photos.

8 February 2018

MY FAVORITE FULL FRAME LENS EVER!! Wide with distortion that almost adds character to your photos and has never hurt and image to me. Great for real-estate and landscapes! I used it for a graduation shoot as show, I apologize for the watermark.

B h photo.34921152
15 January 2019

The lens is sharp, has well controlled flair and and chromatic aberration, and focuses fast and accurately on my A99ii. The build quality seems very good. Nothing more needs be said.

10 December 2017

Bought this lens about 2 months ago and I can tell you it is very sharp when you nail focus! It also can be used for long exposure on waterfalls as there is a filter system made by Haida that works great. I also plan to use it for star photography because of the fast aperture of F2.8.

B h photo.34921152
18 July 2016

I purchased this lens because it is a fast (F2.8), ultra-wide angle zoom for full frame cameras (Sony A99, in my case). I have used it off and on for about a month. I like its low light capability (I always seem to end up in low light situations!), and its very wide field of view.

1 November 2017

Not terrible but find that it misses focus quite a bit and its sharpness is not over the top. I had a friend with the same version and his is sharper so maybe quality control needs a bit of a step up but still very pleased on what I get shooting with it.

Product Highlights
  • 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
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console
In The Box
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F
  • Front Lens Cap
  • SP Rear Lens Cap for Nikon F-Mount Lenses
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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