Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical Review

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Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical (abbreviated as Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G) is a good wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon DX crop cameras.

The Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G has a gold ring on the case, near the front lens, which is a sign of a top-class Nikon Nikkor lens. Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G is on the Nikon Professional Photographic List NPS (Nikon Professional Services)... In fact, the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G is a professional lens, although I personally would class it as a semi-pro or an advanced amateur lens. A complete list of Nikon DX lenses that have a golden ring near the front lens can be found here.

A complete list of Nikon DX series lenses can be found here.

Important: in 2006 the lens was updated. Outwardly, there is no difference between the older and newer sub-versions. Nikon reserves the right to update products and not specify this in the instructions. Usually the lens is updated to improve internal mechanics and optics. Externally, the lens remains identical to its predecessor. Repairers are well aware of such updates, who claim that the same lens in the middle can be radically different. Lenses manufactured after 2006 have a serial number that begins with a '3'. Lenses manufactured before 2006 have a serial number starting with '2'. The difference in optical and mechanical performance is unknown to me.

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Main technical characteristics of Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical:

Review Instance Name Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical 313569
Basic properties
  • DX (for Nikon DX) - Lens designed for Nikon DX APS-C cameras
  • AF-S (built in Auto Focus motor) - built-in focusing motor
  • G (Gelded) - no aperture control ring, transfer of focusing distance to the camera
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) - the use of special low-dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • AS (ASPHERICAL) - the use of special aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  • SWM (Silent wave motor) - silent wave focusing motor
  • IF (Internal focusing) - internal focusing
  • M / A (autofocus with manual override) - manual focus priority mode
  • NIC (Nikon Integrated lens Coating) - special integrated enlightenment of optics
  • RD (Rounded Diaphragm) - rounded diaphragm blades
  • Golden ring - a gold ring near the front lens :)
  • Conditionally internal zoom
  • Listed by Nikon NPS
Front Filter Diameter 77 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 12-24 mm, the EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 18-36 mm (exactly so, the EGF is recounted even for Nikon DX lenses!)
Zoom ratio 2 x
Designed by for digital cameras Nikon DX
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Labels focusing distance in meters and feet, focal lengths for 12, 15, 18, 20, 24 mm, bayonet mount tag and lens hood mounts
Diaphragm from F / 4 over the entire range of focal lengths to F / 22. The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control is via the camera menu (G - lens type)
MDF 0.3 m over the entire range of focal lengths, maximum magnification ratio 1: 8.3
The weight Until 2006, the weight of the willow object was 485 g; after 2006, the weight was 465 g
Optical design 11 elements in 7 groups, 3 aspherical elements (aspherical elements are shown in blue in the optical diagram) and 2 ED elements (shown in yellow in the optical diagram, the image is clickable).Optical design Nikon 12-24
Lens hood Nikon HB-23, plastic, bayonet type, this lens hood is also suitable for the following lenses:

Manufacturer country MADE IN Japan
Instructions See, mirror 2
Period From March 2003 to the present day (at least until the summer of 2017)
Price

It is very bad that finding accurate weatherproof information for Nikon Nikkor lenses is very difficult or even impossible. Despite the fact that the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G lens with a gold ring, in its instructions there is not a single hint of any protection of the lens from the influence of the external environment. Also, on the lens I did not find a rubber seal between the lens mount and the camera, therefore, most likely, the lens does not have dust and moisture protection.

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Assembly

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G is made in Japan. To the touch he nice and weightyWith a weight of almost 500 grams, the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G uses large 77mm professional diameter large filters.

Disgrace but plastic focus ring, narrow and not very comfortable, the zoom lens is rubberized, wide and comfortable. This is typical of modern Nikon lenses, as is metal mount.

Compared to full-width Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1: 2.8D SWM IF Aspherical, which was in my review at the same time, the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G seems to be just a child’s toy.

There is a bayonet mount mark and a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood HB-23, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, access to the zoom ring is practically not lost.

When changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'vacuum cleaner effect', which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera.

It is rather unusual that many Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G lenses come in a silver box (shown at the end of the review), instead of the more usual golden one. It is unknown why Nikon chose to ship this particular lens with a new box design.

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Diaphragm

Diaphragm lens consists of only 7 rounded petalswhich form a fairly even hole. It is a pity that for a lens with a gold ring Nikon stinted at a full 9-blade aperture. Diaphragm closes to F / 22 over the entire range of focal lengths.

Maximum f / 4 aperture is available over the entire range of focal lengths. F / 4 is exactly 1 stop (2 times) less than F / 2.8. The difference between F / 4 and F / 5.6 is also exactly 1 stop (2 times). Do not confuse the aperture value (F-stop) and aperture ratio (T-stop).

On covered apertures, the lens gives the effect of a 14-ray star (example) Some sprocket rays may bifurcate.

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S Focus Distance Scale

Focusing

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G focuses quietly enough thanks to 'SWM'-motor (Silent Wbird Motor - quiet wave motor) and refers to the lens'AF-S'type (with built-in motor focusing), and therefore it will automatically focus on any Nikon digital SLR camera.

Auto Focus Speed ​​- high. While working on cameras Nikon D700 и Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro I had no complaints about the accuracy, tenacity and speed of auto focus.

During focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary, as the lens uses internal focusthat is indicated on the case by the letters'IF'-'Internal Focus' - 'Inner Focus'.

When changing the focal length the front lens of the lens wave-wise moves back and forth and rotates around its axis. Due to the successful design, all movements occur inside the lens barrel and we can assume that it uses internal zoom (does not change its size when changing the focal length). It turns out that if you install a filter on the lens, then visually the lens will not change its size either during focusing or during a change in focal length, therefore, any filters can be used without problems.

The minimum focusing distance is 30 cm and, frankly, for a 12 mm focal length, 30 cm is too much. For instance, Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED It has an MDF equal to 14 cm, which makes it possible to use the unusual transmission of perspective with an ultra-wide-angle lens much more widely.

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G has a window with distance scale in meters and feet. The distance scale contains only 3 distance values ​​(1, 0.5 and 0.3 m) and “infinity”. The focusing distance scale is practically useless. There is no depth of field scale, as well as marks for working in the infrared spectrum. In manual focusing mode, the ring rotates 90 degrees, when reaching the extreme positions it does not rest against it, but continues to slide without affecting focusing.

On the lens housing you can find focus switch 'M / A - M'. In the 'M / A' position, auto focus works with constant manual focus priority. The 'M / A' mode is very convenient and useful - for manual focusing or focus correction, you do not need to additionally switch the lens to the 'M' mode. The switch is small and uncomfortable, it is easiest to leave it in the 'M / A' position and forget about its existence.

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S with Nikon HB-23 hood

Compatibility and Features

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G will work correctly with all Nikon digital SLR cameras (full list here).

Although the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G is designed to work with Nikon DX crop cameras, the lens can be used on full-frame Nikon FX cameras. If you use the 'FX' crop mode for shooting on Nikon FX cameras, the strongest vignetting will be noticeable in the focal length range of 12-16 mm. In the range of 16-17 mm, vignetting is almost invisible, and in the range from 18 mm it is completely absent. Unfortunately, the edges and corners of the frame in pictures from a full-frame camera in the range from 18 to 22 mm are not sharp and with a lot of chromatic aberrations. Using a hood in the 16-24mm range does not affect vignetting. Vignetting from a medium thickness filter disappears in the range of 19-24 mm.

You can download RAW source files by this link (21 files in '.NEF' format, 300 MB). All photos were shot on Nikon D700 in the 'FX format (36x24)' mode.

In addition, the lens can be used in 'DX' crop mode on all full-frame Nikon FX digital cameras. In this mode, only the central part of the camera sensor, equal in size to the Nikon DX sensor, will be used, which will avoid vignetting using a cropped lens on a full-frame camera. To do this, in the camera menu, just turn on the 'Image area' -> 'Select. image area 'and select the' DX format (24x16) 'value there. In Live View, there will be a full simulation of the cropped camera, and when sighting through JVI there is one trick.

Cunning: if in the menu of full-size cameras in the setting "AF point illumination" select "Off", then after turning on the crop mode "DX 24x16 format" (in fact - cropping) an unused area of ​​the image visible in JVI, will be darkened, which will greatly facilitate sighting / photography using the Nikon DX lens.

If on Nikon FX cameras select 'Image area' -> 'Auto. DX Crop '->' On ', then after attaching a Nikon DX lens to such a camera, the camera will automatically use' DX Format (24x16) '.

Also, note that the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G in the pictures may give built-in flash shadow (The amount of shadow depends on the used focal length and the specific model of the camera, as well as on the lens hood and focusing distance).

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S with hood in transport mode

Image quality

The lens is very sharp in the center at any focal length and at any aperture value. The sharpness at the edges and corners is noticeably worse by 12 mm of focal length and F / 4. When closing the diaphragm, sharpness at the edges and corners returns to normal.

At 12 mm on the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G, you can see the barrel-shaped distortion inherent in similar wide-angle lenses. At 18 and 24, the distortion becomes pillow-shaped, and its level is much lower than by 12 mm.

The lens tolerates lateral and backlight well, in a strong backlight you can see only a few small glare (in the examples, excessive glare from the filter, not from the lens). Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G has a good contrast. Due to the large MDF, short focal length and low aperture ratio, the bokeh effect of the lens is weak (example at maximum values).

The only disappointing thing is the rather strong chromatic aberrationthat appear at the edges and corners of the image. If not for them, then the lens could be called “perfect”.

When using a lens on Nikon DX cameras, vignetting from a medium-thick filter is not noticeable at any focal length.

Sample photo on Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

Sample photo on Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

You can download RAW source files at this link (59 files in the '.RAF' format, 803 MB). All photos were shot on Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro. Most of the photos were shot using cheap polarizing filter CITIWIDE CPL 77mm, which I took to Lviv to protect the lens from mechanical damage. Please note that sometimes it is the light filter that creates the extra glare. All photos in this gallery are on-camera JPEG without processing.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

Movement and rotation of the front lens in the middle of the frame during changing the focal length of the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

My experience and recommendations

When I leafed through the instructions from Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G, I seriously thought about the fact that this is a lens of 2003 of development and it is already about 12 years old and it still does not have a replacement that takes into account super-megapixel modern cameras. In the instructions for the Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G, as examples of use, only such old people appear Nikon D100, series D2, series D70 и Nikon D50.

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical and Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1: 2.8D SWM IF Aspherical

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical and Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1: 2.8D SWM IF Aspherical

The Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G is generally better than other similar wide-angle lenses from third-party manufacturers. But the price of the new Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G is very high (due to the gold ring and silver box?), And instead I would have bought it without hesitation Tokina 128 (almost 3 times cheaper) or brand new Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-20 F2.8 (IF) DX (two times cheaper). Tokina’s wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses are pretty good, and some are even better than the original Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G.

Alternatives

Below is a list of all ultra-wide angle lenses with auto focus support for cameras with an APS-C sensor (crop Kf = 1.5-1.6X) whose focal length is less than or equal to 14 mm.

Tokina (for different mounts):

With moderate aperture:

  1. Tokina 124 AT-X PRO SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  2. promaster Digital af 12 24 XR EDO F4 Aspherical, previous lens under the 'ProMaster' brand
  3. Tokina 124 AT-X PRO SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF) DX II Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  4. Tokina 128 AT-X Pro SD 12-28 mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 12 28 F4 (IF) DX V, for Canon EFS only

Aperture:

  1. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A
  2. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX II ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A
  3. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX V, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  4. Tokina atx-i 11 16mm F2.8 CF, from 2019, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 20 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  6. Tokina atx-i 11 20mm F2.8 CF, from 2020, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  7. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 14 20mm F2 (IF) DX, for Nikon F, Canon EFS

Fisheye:

  1. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  2. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX NH AT-X, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  3. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10 17 F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X V NH, for Canon EFS only

Tamron (for different mounts):

  1. Tamron SP 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 Di II B001, from October 2008, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony A. Japan / China / Vietnam
  2. Tamron 10-24 mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di ii VC HLD B023, from February 2017, for Nikon F and Canon EFS
  3. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​DI II SP AF 11-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 [IF] A13, from 2005, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A. Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D and Sony 4.5-5.6 / 11-18 DT (SAL1118)
  4. Promaster Digital EDO AF Aspherical LD ​​(IF) 11-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6, previous lens under the 'ProMaster' brand
  5. Tamron 11-20 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A RXD B060, from April 2021, only for Sony E

Sigma (for different mounts):

  1. Sigma 4.5 mm 1: 2.8 EX DC HSM CIRCULAR FISHEYE, since 2007 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA and Nikon F. Since 2008 for Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A
  2. Sigma 10 mm 1: 2.8 DC FISHEYE HSM, from 2007 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA and Nikon F. In 2008 a version for Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A was released
  3. Sigma 8-16 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 DC HSM, since 2010, Canon EFS, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony / Minolta A
  4. Sigma 10-20 mm 1: 4-5.6 DC EX [+ -HSM, + -D], since 2005 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A. Since 2008 for 4/3 SLR system. 'D' prefix for select Nikon and Sony / Minolta A only. HSM motor only available for Canon EFS, Sigma SA, Nikon F and 4/3. The Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A versions have a different appearance (there is no focusing distance window). There are two sub-versions: with a matte finish and with a velvet finish on the body.
  5. Sigma 10-20 mm 1: 3.5 DC HSM EX, since 2009, for Canon EFS, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony / Minolta A

Nikon DX (for Nikon F mount):

  1. Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5 mm 1: 2.8G ED
  2. Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 10-20 mm 1: 4.5-5.6G
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED SWM IF Aspherical
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24 mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

Canon EF-S / EF-M

EF-S (Mirror APS-C)

  1. Canon Zoome Lens EF-S 10-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 IS STM
  2. Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 10-22 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 USM

EF-M (Mirrorless APS-C)

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 11-22 mm 1: 4-5.6 IS STM

Pentax DA (+ Samsung / Schneider-Kreuznach, for Pentax K mount):

  1. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 2.8 (22) 14 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 14)
  2. SMC Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 10-17) (FISHEYE, most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107)
  3. HD Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm (FISHEYE, most likely optically similar to Tokina 107 NH)
  4. HD PENTAX-DA * 1: 2.8 11-18 mm ED DC AW
  5. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 4 12-24 mm ED AL [IF] (Pentax 12-24) (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 124)
  6. Samsung Zoom Lens Fisheye D-Xenon 10-17 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 AL, copy Pentax 10-17optical scheme from Tokina Model 107
  7. Samsung Zoom Lens D-Xenon 1: 4 12-24 mm ED ALcopy Pentax 12-24optical scheme from Tokina Model 124
  8. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenogon 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED AL, copy Pentax 10-17optical scheme from Tokina Model 107
  9. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenon 1: 4 12-24 mm ED AL, copy Pentax 12-24optical scheme from Tokina Model 124

Sony / Minolta (A or E):

E-mount (E):

  1. Sony E 4 /10 18 U.S.S

A-mount:

  1. Sony 4.5-5.6 /11 18 DT (SAL1118) (most likely optically identical Tamron model a13)
  2. Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D (most likely optically identical Tamron model a13)

Samsung NX

  1. Samsung Lens 1: 3.5 10 mm Fisheye
  2. Samsung Lens 1: 4-5.6 12-24 mm ED i-Function

Fujifilm x

  1. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 14 mm 1: 2.8 R
  2. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS Nano-GI XF 8-16 mm 1: 2.8 R LM WR
  3. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 10-24 mm 1: 4 R OIS
  4. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 10-24 mm 1: 4 R OIS WR

Zeiss (E / X)

  1. ZEISS Distagon Touit 2.8 /12 T* (Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount)

Leica CL / TL / T / TL

  1. Leica SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-T 1: 3.5-4.5 /11 23 ASPH.
  2. Leica SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-TL 1: 3.5-4.5 /11 23 ASPH.

Samyang (E)

  1. Samyang AF 12/2 E

Do you know more similar lenses? Or do you have experience with any of them? Then be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.

An accurate list of all Nikon DX Nikkor lenses

  1. 10.5 mm/ 2.8G AF Fisheye [gold ring]
  2. 35 mm/1.8G AF-S
  3. 40 mm/2.8G AF-S Microphone
  4. 85 mm/3.5G AF-S VR Microphone
  5. 10-20 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  6. 10-24 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  7. 12-24 mm/4G AF-S [gold ring]
  8. 16-80 mm/ 2.8-4IN AF-S VR [gold ring]
  9. 16-85 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  10. 17-55 mm/2.8G AF-S [gold ring]
  11. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S [black / silver]
  12. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S [black / silver]
  13. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  14. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  15. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P
  16. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  17. 18-70 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  18. 18-105 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  19. 18-135 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S
  20. 18-140 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  21. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Japan / China]
  22. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  23. 18-300 mm/3.5-5.6G VR
  24. 18-300 mm/3.5-6.3G VR
  25. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S [black / silver, Japan / China]
  26. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S VR
  27. 55-200 mm/4-5.6GII ED VR
  28. 55-300 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  29. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P
  30. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR
nikon 12-24mm f / 4 gray / silver box

Silver Box For Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

Lens prices

Actual prices for the lens can be viewed:

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Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical on the legendary Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro camera

Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical on the legendary camera Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Results

Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 - not the “widest”, but Best Original Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Nikon DX Cameras (at the time of writing the review). Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G attracts with its good image quality, good assembly, internal zoom, fast internal auto focus, constant maximum relative aperture, golden ring and by the way. Of the shortcomings I highlight overpricedtoo large MDF and HA along the edges and corners of the image. Competitors have options for such lenses with a much lower price tag and, at the same time, with similar image quality.

UPD: Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 - the very first and oldest lens in the Nikon DX line of lenses (the very first cropped lens for Nikon's APS-C digital cameras).

UPD: on May 31, 2017 a new similar lens was presented - Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 10-20mm 1: 4.5-5.6G.

Material prepared Arkady Shapoval... Look for me on Youtube | Facebook | VK | Instagram | Twitter.

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Comments: 95, on the topic: Review of the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

  • anonym

    Tokina 128 AT-X Pro SD 12-28mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical costs 10000 rubles more than the nikon from this review. You write that it is 3 times cheaper!?

  • Pokemon

    Anonymous, how you looked incomprehensibly. There are 2 offers for Moscow Nikkor 12-24. For 50 and for 89 thousand rubles.
    The first of a clearly muddy store. Tokina costs about 45k.
    Then, on Tokins in the Russian Federation, the price tag is very much lifted.

  • victorghost

    hmm .. for the second year I have been trying to sell it, but somehow it is not in demand ... and the price of a new one is generally amazing - 89900 in dns, for example.
    the lens itself is cool, it was the same to travel to different cities with it, but now I decided to take a more universal one - 17-55 / 2,8. still lighter and more convenient than 12-24 / 4, 85 / 1,8 and 35 / 1,8 :)

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    • Vladimir

      Maybe I will buy? how to contact you7

    • Michael

      Few points of sale. Apparently the leftovers remained at horse prices. More expensive than 14-24 2,8 is already beyond the bounds

  • Jury

    Arkady, at the end of the text you made an UPD about 10-20, but forgot to add this information to the sentence “For Nikon DX cameras there are only two native wide-angle zoom lenses - Nikon 12-24mm f / 4G (from this review) and Nikon 10- 24mm f / 3.5-4.5G… ”.

  • an256

    Hello, on a d3200 with a resolution of 24MP. will this lens fit?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Suitable for

  • an256

    And the quality of the photo is inferior to Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical, I like this fix very much, but often there is not enough wide angle.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      at f / 4 inferior

  • an256

    And on covered somewhere 6.3 or less, the difference in sharpness and contrast will no longer be visible?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      will be, but not so tangible. Keep in mind that they have different focal points, I shot this Tokin at 12-24 and d3200, I did not find anything critical in the bundle. on f4 is certainly rather weak, but in general, all the rules.

  • an256

    And this Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical will be better than a similar Tokina, is it just possible to take it second-hand is not expensive or is it better to look for something else from shiriks?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      In general, the native will be better. But usually the native 12-24 is much more expensive.

  • Max

    Hello,
    I use this (unfortunately, rarely). Great impressions.
    I tried it on a full frame from 16-17mm.
    I can sell Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical. Excellent condition. The reason for the sale is that there is little time for the photo. There are other hobbies. Kit: lens, hood, covers, cloth case.
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