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Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED IF Autofocus DX Nikkor Zoom Lens
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Product Description

This superb zoom lens is especially designed for the NIKON D-Series digital SLR cameras. Its advanced design enables a combination of wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics optimized for Nikon digital SLR camera sensors Internal Focus ( IF ) design M/A mode enables instant switching from autofocus to manual Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash & ambient light exposure processes 11.8 close focusing distance throughout zoom range 77mm filter size Dimensions - 3.5L x 3.2D

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
  • 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

Customer Reviews:

  • A great wide angle
    My first review for! So to cut to the chase, is this lens great? Was it worth the money? Short answer, yes! Since this lens is so expensive compared to third party lens (Tamron, Sigma, etc.) this lens needs to be great, 5 stars and it is. I use it with a Nikon D300, Photoshop Elements 7 and Epson Stylus inkjet printers. Through it's full zoom range 12-24mm I couldn't be happier in regards to resolution, color, contrast. I like the speed of f/4 as I try to avoid using flash. There are other reviewers that will talk about color fringing or distortion. I'm sure they know what they're talking about but I just don't see it in my photos. I must say that 12mm (which is 18mm 35mm film equivalent?) is a whole new world! I'm having fun! If you've been shooting film and have been waiting for digital to "catch up" I think it's finally here. With the smaller format image sensor Nikon has had to come out with a whole new line of lens and I think they are outstanding. I think we are in a new golden age for optics. I never would have thought such a wide angle could be so distortion free. When I started out in 35mm photography, reviews would talk about pincushioning with 50mm lens! Can you believe it? And here is a 12mm ZOOM and I really don't see any noticable distortion let alone something as obvious as pincushioning!
    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!
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  • Love this lens
    I've always wanted this lens and finally broke down and bought it. It is now my favorite lens for my D300. Sharp pictures, excellent contrast and colors. Wish I had bought this sooner. Fantastic for indoor pics with an SB400 bounce flash....more info
  • Excelent purchase
    I was hesitating between the sigma 10-24mm and this lens. There is a big difference in price but after reading all the Amazon reviews and some more I decided to go for the Nikon. I own a Nikon D200 and have the 18-200mm VR lens, the 80-400mm Nikon VR lens and the Sigma 105mm macro lens. Talking about optics I can not complain about the sigma macro lens but talking about look and performans I really prefer Nikon lenses. This wideangle zoom lens I consider was the lens I was missing to have a complete set of shooting options. It feels good, looks good and most important of all it performs outstanding....more info
  • Happy as a clam
    I am building a lens collection for my Nikon D90. This lens is terrific. The sharpness and detail are very fine. It is well constructed, feels good, and is a pleasure to use. A fine piece of equipment for about the kind of money I expected. Good investment....more info
  • Pricey and not worth it
    This is an excellent lens. Well-built and sharp. HOWEVER, so is the Tokina version at half the price. I tested both and couldn't tell the difference in the images. Used the other $500 for something else....more info
  • Invaluable DSLR Tool
    Everything one would expect from top-end Nikon glass, the 12-24 is excellent at f4 and stunning at f8. I seriously considered the Tokina 11-16 as an alternative, but ended up opting for the 12-24 because of its wider focal length range.

    After revamping my mid-range lens lineup in favor of primes, my working bag now includes the 12-24, the 35 f2, the 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8, with the 70-200 2.8 VR zoom covering the long end. On a 1.5 crop DSLR that equates to a focal length range of 18-36, 52, 75, 127 and 105-300, with no compromises anywhere in image quality and spectacular low-light ability. Bought new, the 35-50-85 combination comes in at just under $1000, compared to $1500 for Nikon's excellent 24-70 2.8 zoom.

    The Tokina 11-16 was attractive because of its 2.8 aperture, but with the 12-24 sharp hand-held at 1/15 to 1/25, the f4 maximum aperture is less of a drawback than I had anticipated.
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  • beautiful glass
    I selected this lens after reviewing this, Sigma, Tokina, and other's wide-angle zooms. I am so happy with this lens so far, and, for the money, feel like I made the right choice. The glass is very sharp corner-to-corner, and focusing is quick and silent. I do a lot of home interiors, and landscape, so this lens really fits the bill. ...more info