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

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED - Nikon have launched the AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED.

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G EDPress Release:

Nikon UK are pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens, a Nikkor DX-format ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that boasts a focal range starting at 15mm equivalent in FX/35mm format.

At a very affordable price, this new lens offers a superior build quality making it a great addition to anyone’s Nikon system. It is perfect for users wanting to shoot scenes that require a wide angle perspective effect such as in a small room, or for shooting architecture and landscapes.

Ludovic Drean, Product Manager for Lenses at Nikon Europe B.V says, “This great new lens is perfectly suited for Nikon D300 and D90 users and works very well with our other mid-class DSLRs too, including models without a built-in motor such as the D40 and the D60, for example. Its affordable price is no reflection on its superior quality, though, as its high-reproduction performance, minimum distortion and build quality are almost equivalent to those of the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED.

Superior quality build and excellent reproduction capacity
The AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5G ED offers a focal length between 10 to 24mm and a picture angle equivalent to a focal length of 15 to 36 mm in FX/35mm format. Thanks to its ring-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM), its autofocus is quiet and fast. Housed in a compact and lightweight body with Nikon’s unique high-quality exterior design, the NIKKOR advanced build quality ensures smooth operation and durability. The optical system features ED glass and a-spherical lenses optimised for digital SLRs with an excellent capacity for accurate image reproduction, delivering high-resolution, high-contrast images whilst minimising chromatic aberration. Using the internal focusing (IF) system, the lens barrel length does not change whilst focusing, giving it a more durable build and allowing for the use of heavy attachments. The lens also has two focus modes – M (Manual) and Manual-priority auto (M/A). M/A mode enables a user to switch rapidly between autofocus and manual focus by merely rotating the focus ring even during AF operation. This allows precise focus adjustment without taking your eye off of the viewfinder.

Specifications:

Focal length 10-24 mm
Max/min aperture f/3.5-4.5, f/22-29
Lens construction 14 elements in 9 groups (with two ED glassed and three aspherical lenses)
Picture angle 109°, 61° (DX-format)
Minimum focus distance 0.24m
Max. reproduction ratio 0.2x
No. diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Focusing Autofocus with built-in SWM and manual focus
Filter/attachment size 77mm
Diameter x length Approx. 82.5 x 87 mm
Weight Approx. 460 g

The AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5G ED is supplied with 77mm snap-on front lens cap LC-77, rear lens cap LF-1, bayonet hood HB-23 and flexible lens pouch CL-1118. The RRP is £799.99. For more information please visit the Nikon website.
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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Apr 2009 12:48PM

Quote:At a very affordable price, this new lens ...


Which is..???

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StuartAt e2
9 1.0k 6 England
15 Apr 2009 8:48AM
I've seen a price for this elsewhere (can't remember where) of over 700. Not sure how they can justify that when you can get a Siggy for under 400.

{Edit} From the Nikon website:

Sales start date: 1st May 2009
RRP: 799.99 / 972.00

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