Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX

bythom nikkor 10-24mm
  • DX coverage
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 14 elements in 9 groups, 3 aspherical, 2 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 (at 10mm)
  • 77mm filter ring
  • 9"" (0.24m) minimum focus; 1:5 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 3.4 x 3.25" (87 x 82.5mm) long, diameter
  • 16.2 ounces (460g) weight
  • included HB-23 petal lens hood, CL-1118 soft case, caps
  • US$900
  • Model Number 2181

Thom's Mini Review: Good news: nice central sharpness, decent edge sharpness, even wide open. Bad news: for its range and price point, none, really. Some people might dislike the lower build quality compared to the 12-24mm. Vignetting is medium at 10mm (1 stop in corner) and doesn't improve as much as you might think it should when stopping down. Overall: I tried this against both the new Sigma 10-24mm and the Tokina 11-16mm, and I like the Nikkor better by a teeny bit. The only problem with that assessment is that it seems there appears to be significant sample variation amongst all three brands in the wide-angle zooms. Trust, but verify. 

Recommended (2015, 2016, 2017)

Thom's Full Review of the Nikon 10-24mm

Nikon's Web page for the lens

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