Excerpt: Back in 2004, Nikon pioneered the DX lens concept; that is, lenses specially designed for the smaller DX-format sensor (16×24mm), popular for digital SLRs. Since their image circles do not need to cover the entire traditional 35mm film area (24×36mm), these DX lenses are less expensive to produce and can be smaller. Sometimes they can also cover a wider zoom range.
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G AF-S DX Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
REVIEW: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Lens
24 September 2008
Excerpt: This ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Nikon DX format SLRs costs around £670 and sports fast silent internal focusing with full time manual override. At only 460g, it is a quite a lightweight lens too and it balances perfectly on the Nikon D300 body used for testing.
Excerpt: The internal-focusing Nikkor is the company's widest DX zoom, with a 2.4X range that scales up to the full-frame equivalent of 15-36mm on Nikon DX bodies. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements combat chromatic aberration, and aspheric elements fight linear distortion. Solid feeling at slightly over 1 pound, the lens is large enough to cast a shadow when used with a built-in flash at most focal lengths and focusing distances.
Excerpt: This 10-24mm lens, offers an expansive focal range, giving a 15-36mm equivalent (after Nikon's 1.5x crop factor). You'll get a variable aperture range of f/3.5-4.5 and the Nikon 10-24mm also offers Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) which supplies quick, responsive and silent focus with the motor also allowing AF functionality on Nikon bodies without an in-built AF motor, such as the D5100 or D3200.