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

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. In terms of weight, the Nikon 10-24mm sits squarely in the middle of the pack at 460g. It’s nicely weighted with a smooth operation from the zoom and focusing rings, but this high-quality feel shouldn’t be surprising as it’s quite expensive at around £659. Overall, it’s a lens that performs well, but its difficult to justify the high asking price.

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

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

Verdict

Overall, it’s a lens that performs well, but its difficult to justify the high asking price.

Specification

  • Street price: £669 (Price as of June 2016)
  • Full frame or APS-C: APS-C
  • Lens mount: Nikon F
  • Max aperture: f/3.5-4.5
  • Min aperture: f/22-29
  • Minimum focus distance: 24cm
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Weight: 460g
  • Visit: www.nikon.co.uk

This review was first published in the September 2012 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.