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High-performance, ultra-wide-angle fixed-aperture zoom

Ideal for shooting large building exteriors, narrow interiors and vast natural landscapes, this f/4 fixed-aperture zoom lens delivers consistent exposure, tack-sharp images and vibrant colors. Optimized for DX-format cameras, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED is a popular choice for travel, architecture and landscape photography; and establishing shots when recording HD video.
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
IF Lens

Incredible wide-angle views

Dramatic stills and HD videos

Whether shooting stunning natural landscapes, dynamic interior spaces or expansive building exteriors, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED delivers a dramatic wide-angle perspective and tack-sharp, color-rich images. Rugged, lightweight and versatile, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED is a fantastic travel and adventure companion.

Superior performance

Advanced Nikon lens technologies

The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED combines a wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics that are optimized for advanced DX-format Nikon D-SLR camera sensors. The lens produces a smaller image circle (the size of the image projected onto the sensor), enabling a smaller lens diameter and optimal image quality from center to edge to corner. Its rounded diaphragm makes out of focus elements appear more natural, and its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures superior sharpness and color performance.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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hard to believe i felt it on the floor and its a rock. very solid. May 9, 2013
Ultra wide to wide view. Like the lens for it's wide zoom, and F/4 opening, but images are soft and you have to sharpin them alot. Sent the lens to nikon for that problem, but repair said lens was fine. April 16, 2011
Wonderful Lens for a Cropped Sensor Camera This is my go to lens for landscape photography. It is fast, produces wonderful color and is very sharp. I use it on a Nikon D300 body and it gives me a very wide view at 12mm and a great standard wide view at 24mm. April 15, 2011
Excellent Super Wide Zoom The 12-24 f4 zoom is an excellent super wide zoom. Mine has survived 700+ degree fire rooms as well as high humidity while shooting in a fire training building. I can't say enough for how well this lens has held up under the harshest conditions imaginable. I use this on my D200 rather than my D300 in case the whole package goes up in flames. I'm sure the lens would survive though I don't believe the D200 would. April 15, 2011
Finally a wide zoom I loved the old 20-35mm for film cameras. When I switched to digital I was at a loss for there were not any wide lens! 20mm is a third of my vision, and there wasn't anything. Soon after my switch the 12-24mm came out to supply this need. Granted it is an f4, but the competition lens were variable aperture of f4-5.6, horrible. This lens is sharp. Granted there are now other choices, but this range works wonderful for me! April 14, 2011
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Keith is correct, its a 12-24, and focal length does not change based on format. It will however give you the same angle-of-view as an 18-36mm lens on a full-frame would.
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Its a 12-24, focal length doesnt change.
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Can I use this lens with my Nikon D40x

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12-24mm f/4 fully compatible with D5100?

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Yes it is fully compatible. It has a built on focus motor (-S designation) Effective field of view with DX crop will be 18-36mm.
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can i use this in my nikon d800?

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You can but you won't be taking full advantage of the sensor. Camera will crop to DX mode and resulting megapixels will be reduced to approximately 16.
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Since this is a 2003 lens, how good does it perform on the 2013 Nikon D7100?

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The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED is optimized for DX-format cameras such as the D7100. he AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED combines a wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics that are optimized for advanced DX-format Nikon D-SLR camera sensors. AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED delivers a dramatic wide-angle perspective and tack-sharp, color-rich images. You can find sample images, the lens' MTF chart and a product tour link on the product page of the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...#!
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It is a DX Lens and you will have to shoot in DX crop mode which reduces image to 6.8 mega pixels.
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Optimized for DX-format cameras, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12–24mm f/4G IF-ED is a popular choice for travel, architecture and landscape photography; and establishing shots when recording HD video. This lens is fully compatible with the DX-format D3200. For more assistance on picking a lens for the D3200, please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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