Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED vs. 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR specifications comparison

Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8G ED vs. 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens
Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8G ED vs. 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens 2
Nikon 24-70mm f:2.8G ED vs. 24-70mm f:2.8E ED VR lens 3
Specifications comparison between the old Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens and the new 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR (see also this related post):

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