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Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED 35mm Zoom

4.38/5 (13 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length12mm - 24mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus • Manual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountNikon
    Closest Focusing Distance11.8 in
    Diaphragm Blades7 Blades
    Picture Angle61 - 99 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size77 mm
    Groups / Elements11 Elements in 7 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter3.2 in
    Length3.5 in
    Weight17.6 oz
    MPN2144
    Product ID20946410

Product Description

Wide-angle, pro zoom lens, designed for Nikon D-Series digital SLRs.
  • Silent Wave Motor for high-speed autofocus and super-quiet operation
  • Aperture range: f/4-22
  • Min focus: 11.8 in
  • Lens hood included


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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by n and a a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2010

    Strengths:    well build, very useful if you love outdoor and landscape photography





    Weaknesses:    price

    Bottom Line:   
    so nice but so hard to use

    is one of the lens either you love it or hate it

    I can see why

    If I have to paid CAD 1000 for it I won't buy it

    I got a good deal on ebay

    nikon need to drop the price if they want this lens to be more popular
    (they have the replacement already)

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    Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   18-55

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Brian Ambs a Professional

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2007

    Weaknesses:    Soft!

    Bottom Line:   
    I do not own this lens but I have used it many times. Tested it against my Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8. I found that the lens is extremely soft.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Type of photography:   Sports


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tyeman a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

    Strengths:    Fast focusing with AF-S, good size and weight.

    Weaknesses:    A little pricey for an F/4. Lens hood design seems to be wider than nessesary.

    Bottom Line:   
    I love wide angle lens and this lens gives me the room I need when working close to subject and to see the big picture. At F/4 it's has enough light to focus in most low light situations and still keep a nice depth of field. Rarely do I need to use manual focus, and in close the lens is still sharp.

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    Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   Kurts Camera Corral

    Type of photography:   People


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by kcveranth a Expert

    Date Reviewed: October 10, 2005

    Strengths:    distortion is pretty well managed, does not vignet with nikon 77mm polarizer. af-s is very handy. filter ring compatibility with nikon "pro" lenses.

    Weaknesses:    maybe it is a quality control issue, but this is not a lens worth 940.00 to me. the DOF is too shallow and the sharpness is worse than most of my cheaper glass. there arent many choices for the 12-18mm range right now, maybe the tokina?

    Bottom Line:   
    When it comes to having a wide angle zoom for dx cameras there are not a lot of choices below 18mm. I was not satisfied with the wide end performance of the 24-85mm or the 18-70mm so I tried this. the 12-24mm is a lot better corrected but I dont think it is much sharper than either of those lenses at those focal lengths, which to me isnt saying much for this lens.

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    Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

    Price Paid:    $940.00

    Purchased At:   BH ny

    Similar Products Used:   18-70mm. 24-85mm

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by 1961sg a Professional

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2005

    Strengths:    Contrast
    lack of distortion (to some)
    fun


    Weaknesses:    Focusing faux pas?

    Bottom Line:   
    I finally broke down and got one of these lenses. I must admit I have a soft spot for extreme wide angles, the more distorted the better.. Viva Dali!! To this end I found the 12-24 somewhat dissappointing as it resists the urge to bend the corners unless you are so close to the subject that it can't help it. Contrast is excellent.. 'nuff said there. I have found that my lens tends to focus 4-5 ft. behind the subject when in a contrasty light. This may be more a function of the camera's poor (CAM900) fosusing ability than a fault of the lens. The one thing can be said about this lens is that it is FUN. If it can't re-kindle that flush you first had looking through the veiwfinder at the world that lives through the lens then give it up and shoot licence pictures for the DMV. The 12-24 all summed up is hoot to use. If you're going to have one lens in your bag get a 18-70 AF-S (not evryone can afford the 17-55 AF-S) If you're going to have two lenses in your bag make sure that the 12-24 is the second one. You won't be dissapointed.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $829.00

    Purchased At:   Cameta Cameras

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
    Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED
    Tokina 19-35


    Type of photography:   Other



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