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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- 12-24mm autofocus zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Nikon digital SLR cameras
- 2 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and 3 aspherical lens elements for superior optics
- D-type design provides precise distant information for flash and ambient light exposure
- Rounded diaphragm makes out-of-focus elements appear natural; 11.8-inch close focus distance
- Measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long; weighs 1.07 pounds; 5-year warranty
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-23|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (DX)|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.27 x 3.54 inches|
|Item Display Weight||16.4 ounces|
|Item Weight||1.07 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.30 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F4.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||24 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||APS-C / DX|
|Minimum Focal Length||12 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||12 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||11|
|Number of Groups||7|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||99 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon (DX)|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||automatic_only|
|Item Dimensions||3.27 x 3.54 x 3.27 in||3.43 x 3.46 x 3.43 in||2.76 x 2.09 x 2.76 in||3.27 x 3.43 x 3.27 in||3.86 x 5.2 x 3.86 in||4.02 x 4.02 x 4.02 in|
|Item Weight||1.07 lbs||—||7.05 ounces||1.01 lbs||2.14 lbs||1.21 lbs|
|Lens||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||standard-prime||Zoom lens||Zoom lens||normal|
|Maximum Focal Length||24 millimeters||20 millimeters||35 millimeters||24 millimeters||24 millimeters||16 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||12 millimeters||10 millimeters||35 millimeters||10 millimeters||14 millimeters||11 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||82 millimeters||52 millimeters||77 millimeters||—||77 millimeters|
L1)NIKON 12-24MM F4 G IF-ED (2144)
Enjoy a wider angle of view with the Nikon 12-24mm autofocus zoom lens, which is optimized for Nikon digital SLR cameras. The lens offers such features as a 2x zoom ratio, an exclusive Silent Wave Monitor that allows for accurate and quiet high-speed autofocusing, two Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for minimized chromatic aberration, and three aspherical lens elements for low distortion. Nikon's D-type design, meanwhile, provides precise distant information for the flash and ambient light exposure processes. Perhaps the nicest feature, however, is the small image circle--the size of the image that's projected by the lens onto the sensor--which produces an optimal image from the center to the edge to the corner. Other details include a variable angle of view from 99 degrees (at 12mm) to 61 degrees (at 24mm), a rounded diaphragm that makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural, and an 11.8-inch close focus distance throughout the zoom range. All Nikon lenses carry a five-year warranty.
- Focal length: 12-24mm
- Maximum aperture: f/4
- Picture angle (Nikon digital SLR): 99 to 61 degrees
- Lens construction: 11 elements in 7 groups
- Lens drive: Silent Wave Monitor
- Extra-Low Dispersion (ESD) lens: 2 elements
- Aspherical lens: 3 elements
- Focusing: Internal Focusing (IF) type
- Minimum shooting distance: 11.8 inches
- Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:8.3
- Minimum F stop: 22
- Aperture blades: 7 (rounded)
- Lens hood: HB-23 (included)
- Filter size: 77mm
- Included accessories: HB-23 hood, 77mm lens cap, rear cap
- Dimensions: 3.2 inches in diameter, 3.5 inches long
- Weight: 1.07 pounds
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The 12-24mm is a DX format, not full frame. I shoot with DX, so this review is written from that perspective. The lens a very compact, yet a solidly built piece of glass. Yes it is primarily plastic with a metal mount, but it feels very good in your hands. And it performs! As many have said before me, cameras and lenses do not make a photographer, but, just as importantly, the right gear certainly assists the photographer do his/her job better.
The focus on the 12-24mm is quite smooth throughout the short zoom range that it offers. And, even more important, it is tack sharp and provides excellent color contrast, even in many low-light situations. Architectural shots captured during moonlight are particularly nice. I have not experienced any hunting issues during focusing except on those rare occasions where there is virtually no contrast in the subjects in my vuiewfinder and there is very low light (which happens with virtually every lens).
For wide-angle landscape images, the 12-24mm really delivers exceptional detail and clarity providing great depth. And after all, capturing shots that take your breath away (along with those others who view your work) is what it is all about.
For real estate listings, this lens is an absolute winner. Being able to take in a whole room provides your prospective buyers with a much better idea of what you are offering them. In other words, it is light years ahead of a point-and-shoot or iPhone/Smartphone camera shot.
At 12mm there are times of slight distortion or soft edges but not always, so some of that, particularly the distortion, may be my fault. I can live with that as I can improve my skills.
As this lens uses 77mm filters I was lucky, in that my 18-300mm is also that size so I did not have to shell out more cash for those little critters.
The fact that it is an f/4 fixed-aperture when one might want f/2.8 or f/3.5 might be a deal breaker for some. Not for me. I have no complaints with this feature. Yes, I toyed with the idea of the 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 but, in the end I choose this baby and have no regrets.
A word of caution...you probably cannot use your camera body's built-in flash or the dreaded dark shadow will appear in your image. Make sure you attach your Speedlight (or equivalent) during those times you need extra light.
For landscape, architecture, and tight interior shots, this is the lens to get. I have used it on both a D90 and D5100 with outstanding results. Highly recommenmded.
SO if you can afford it the Nikon is worth every penny (and thanks for the great pricing Amazon!) but if you can't there are other less expensive choices with great specs that can meet your needs and where you can be just as creative! Enjoy!