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 Name AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR (new) AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED (old)
Format FX/35mm FX/35mm
Focal Length 24-70mm 24-70mm
Zoom Ratio 2.9x 2.9x
Max Aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
Min Aperture f/22 f/22
Angle of View
DX-format Max: 61°Min: 22°50′ Max: 61°Min: 22°50′
FX-format Max: 84°Min: 34°20′ Max: 84°Min: 34°20′
Max Reproduction Ratio 0.27x 0.27x
Lens Elements 20 15
Lens Groups 16 11
Compatible Format(s) FX/DX FX/DX
VR or Image Stabilization Yes No
Diaphragm Blades 9 9
Nano Crystal Coat Yes Yes
ED Glass Elements 2 3
Aspherical Elements 3 3
Super Integrated Coating Yes Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes Yes
Internal Focusing Yes Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 35-50mm: 1.2 ft (0.38m)24, 28, 70mm: 1.3 ft (0.41m) 1.2ft (0.38m)
Focus Mode Manual/Auto Manual/Auto
Filter Size 82mm 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.4in (88mm) x 6in (154.5mm) 3.3in (83mm) x 5.2in (133mm)
Approx. Weight 38.4oz (1070g) 31.7oz (900g)
Lens Design Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-design Nikon-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED-lens-design
MTF Chart Nikon-Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-wide Nikon-Nikkor-24-70mm-f2.8E-ED-VR-lens-MTF-chart-tele Nikon-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED-MTF-chart-wide Nikon-24-70mm-f2.8G-ED-MTF-chart-tele
Price $2,396.95 $1,746.95
Purchase options