Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S DX 

bythom nikkor 12-24mm
  • DX coverage (covers FX format at 18-24mm)
  • Autofocus (in-lens focus motor), internal focus
  • 11 elements in 7 groups, 3 aspherical, 2 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22 
  • 77mm filter ring
  • 12" (0.3m) minimum focus; 1:8.33 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 3.5 x 3.2" (80 x 82.5mm) long, diameter
  • 16.4 ounces (465g) weight
  • included HB-23 petal lens hood, caps
  • US$1225
  • Model Number 2144

Thom's Mini Review: The first of the wide angle DX zooms and still a decent contender. It's not perfect, but it also doesn't have any major flaws, either. This was my goto lens for many years, replaced by the 10-24mm in my DX kit mostly because I like going as wide as possible, not because I was dissatisfied with the 12-24mm. It pulls a bit of double duty for those moving to FX, as well, since it does a good job of covering the FX frame from 18mm and higher. On the 20/24mp DX bodies, this lens is starting to show its age a bit, though.

Recommended (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Thom's Review of the 12-24mm f/4

Nikon's Web page for the lens

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