Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Last updated (27 June’12):
- Review by TechRadar

The Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED features 10-24mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-4.5. The lens construction has 14 elements in 9 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 109 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.79ft and has a filter size of 77mm. The Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens weighs 16.2 oz. (460g) and it measures 3.25 inches in diameter and 3.42 inches long.

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Reviews

TechRadar reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“Indeed, the autofocus proved the fastest on test and, like the Canon USM and Sigma HSM systems, comes complete with the luxury of full-time manual focus override.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Lenstip reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“The image quality in the frame centre is good and its borders are the best from all the APS-C/DX-designed ultra wide angle lenses tested here. It is significantly better and a bit cheaper than the older Nikkor 12-24 mm f/4.0.”
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Shutterbug reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“The aspherical elements and ED glass contribute to very good performance chromatic aberration-wise, which I verified through my field test of tree branches against a deep blue sky, magnified many times. The Nikon Silent Wave Motor makes AF, well, silent and fast. “
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Photozone reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“The Nikkor AF-S DX 10-24/3.5-4.5 is a welcome addition to the selection of ultra wide zoom lenses, a modern design with good build quality and fast sonic wave AF. It features impressive resolution figures at most focal lengths and a moderate level of vignetting and CAs.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photo.net reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“The AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens offers an array of versatile Nikon technologies, including Nikon’s compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance. “
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Digitalreview reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“The Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED zoom lens performed very nicely in our tests and is a quality constructed lens that is comfortable to handle and use. With a focal length coverage from 15-36mm in 35mm terms, the Nikon AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED zoom is a versatile lens that serves its purpose well. “
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Photocrati reviews the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED and writes;
“Barrel distortion is apparent at the 10mm setting, but again not to the point of being overly distracting. Distortion is negligible at the 24mm end. As for edge-to-edge sharpness, as expected, sharpness falls off toward the edges, notably at larger apertures. “
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User Opinions

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED User Reviews

Excellent on DX and works on FX too | Rating: ★★★★★
“A nice suprise is that this DX lens can also be used FX, with some limitations of course. Although it will give the full zoom range only when used on the smaller DX format, it actually covers the frame of an FX camera – not over the full range but from 24mm down to about 18mm focal length, with acceptable vignetting (edge darkening).” – by Doctor.Generosity

Good WA range, nice weight, sharp | Rating: ★★★★★
“It focuses fast, balances well with the d90, and the pictures are sharp and have good contrast. At the 10 mm end, it gives great angle of view, with expected barrel distortion. Got sharper stopped down to f8. Distortion fades up to 15 mm and from there to 24 mm, it is a sharp lens for family and outdoor shots.” – by Paula N., Deal

GREAT Lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“People would say “what about low light?” I would say use a flash. I would say use primes because with primes you can get f 2.8 to 1.4 autofocus and the results are great. I have a few primes and I am not selling them. Anyways, 10-24mm….great investment. I shoot models with it, landscape, and soon other things. Great investment and it’s SHARP. “ – by Christopher OConnor

This one is the best. | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Tokina may be a good lens, but the zoom range is very limited. At 11mm by 16mm the Nikon is at least as good plus you still have range to use. That makes the Nikkor a no brainer.. I took over 800 photos most with this lens. As it turned out I was very happy I bought the Nikon 10-24mm, and did not choose the Tokina 11-16mm. The added range made all the difference. This lens was on my D90, and a 18-200mm on my D40.” – by Douglas L. Hale

Great Lens 10-24mm | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is a great lens. Building and scenic photos turn out extremely well. The close ups for people the resolution is outstanding with the Macro effect. Started using warming filters Tiffen 802 with flash and indoors for a nice effect.” – by Brian E. Page

Awesome range, not really fast, not really cheap | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This lens is a lot of fun! IQ is pretty good. Most of the distortion this lens produces can be corrected without fancy tools if you have to and the sharpness (pointed out by other reviews) is good enough to satisfy me at a 8×10 print size.” – by rj

As Good as Advertised | Rating: ★★★★★
“Most of my thoughts echo those already expressed by other raters, but allow me to add that this particular lens has opened up an amazing avenue of creativity not found in other lenses. Ken Rockwell reviewed this specific lens and wide-body benefits extraordinarly well, and I recommend anyone seeking this sort of tool to examine his writing before purchasing.” – by Robert Hesselbein

Great WideAngle Lens for DX users.. | Rating: ★★★★★
“It is a fantastic lens that allows you to be more creative and really make stunning images. People seem to get really caught up in technical details… this is a great lens that makes sharp and colorful images. If you read that it is not sharp, they probably don’t know how to focus their camera correctly. 99% of image blunders are made by the photographer, not the camera or lens.” – by Jared S. James

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Manual

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED User Manual

- Download Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED User Manual (PDF – 5.7Mb)

Features & Specifications

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Features & Specifications

Nikon is pleased to announce the new AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens with built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras. Compact and lightweight, this ultra wide-angle 2.4x zoom DX NIKKOR features a focal length range of 10 to 24mm (picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of 15 to 36mm in FX- and 35mm format cameras).

This lens is suitable for diverse scenes from small rooms, architecture and panoramic landscapes to distinctive portraits with exaggerated perspective. The newly developed optical system features two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements for truly outstanding reproduction. The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) incorporated in the lens body offers smooth, quiet AF operation and an exceptional level of shooting comfort.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, with its ultra wide-angle perspective and superior image quality, gives users of Nikon DX-format digital SLRs — including the D300, D90, D5000, D60 and D40 — more opportunities for creative photographic expression. Nikon will continue strengthening the NIKKOR lens lineup with the addition of innovative and attractive models.

Note: Although DX NIKKOR lenses can be physically mounted on 35mm film and APS cameras, they cannot actually be used with them because of their small image circle. If the lens is mounted on a Nikon FX-format digital SLR, with the image area option in the shooting menu set to Auto DX crop (default), DX crop is selected automatically.

AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Major Features

- DX-format, ultra wide-angle 2.4x zoom lens with focal length ranging from 10 to 24mm (picture angle is equivalent to a focal length of 15 to 36mm in FX- and 35mm formats)
- Newly developed optical system features two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements
- Superior reproduction capability, with the distortion that is common with ultra wide-angle lenses dramatically reduced
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures smooth, quiet AF operation
- Two focus modes available — M/A (manual-priority autofocus) and M (manual focus)
- Seven-blade rounded diaphragm for natural blur effects
- Internal focusing (IF) system means the lens barrel length does not change during focusing

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

Focal length:10-24mm
Maximum aperture: f/3.5-4.5
Minimum aperture: f/22-29
Lens construction: 14 elements in 9 groups
Picture angle 109°–61°
Closest focusing distance 0.24 m/0.8 ft.
No. of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Filter/attachment size 77mm
Weight Approximately 460 g/16.2 oz.


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