Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR vs AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED – Differences

Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR vs AF-S 24-70mm f:2.8G ED

Now both are here. It is obvious some will lost in choosing between them. Which one to choose? So here is a quick comparison between the old Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens and the new 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. Take an informed decision.

Model NameAF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR (new)AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED (old)
FormatFX/35mmFX/35mm
Focal Length24-70mm24-70mm
Zoom Ratio2.9x2.9x
Max Aperturef/2.8f/2.8
Min Aperturef/22f/22
Angle of View
DX-formatMax: 61°Min: 22°50′Max: 61°Min: 22°50′
FX-formatMax: 84°Min: 34°20′Max: 84°Min: 34°20′
Max Reproduction Ratio0.27x0.27x
Lens Elements2015
Lens Groups1611
Compatible Format(s)FX/DXFX/DX
VR or Image StabilizationYesNo
Diaphragm Blades99
Nano Crystal CoatYesYes
ED Glass Elements23
Aspherical Elements33
Super Integrated CoatingYesYes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)YesYes
Internal FocusingYesYes
Minimum Focus Distance35-50mm: 1.2 ft (0.38m)24, 28, 70mm: 1.3 ft (0.41m)1.2ft (0.38m)
Focus ModeManual/AutoManual/Auto
Filter Size82mm77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-onScrew-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)3.4in (88mm) x 6in (154.5mm)3.3in (83mm) x 5.2in (133mm)
Approx. Weight38.4oz (1070g)31.7oz (900g)
Lens DesignNikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-designNikon-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED-lens-design
MTF ChartNikon-Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-wide Nikon-Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-teleNikon-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED-MTF-chart-wide Nikon-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED-MTF-chart-tele
Price$2,396.95$1,746.95
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