> 12-24mm ultra-wide angle G type zoom lens equivalent to 18-36mm in 135 format
> ED (Extra low Dispersion) glass elements minimize chromatic aberration to provide higher resolution and superior contrast
> Nikon's exclusive SWM for swift auto focusing with superior accuracy and ultra-quiet operation.
> Three aspherical lens elements minimize distortion, especially at the periphery, for superior optical performance.
> Lightweight design that fits comfortably on compact digital SLR bodies such as the D100.
> Not recommended for use on 135 format cameras.
ED glass lens:
ED glass lenses deliver stunning sharpness and contrast even at their largest apertures. In this way, Nikkor's ED-series lenses exemplify Nikon's preeminence in lens innovation and performance.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC):
To enhance the performance of its optical lens elements, Nikon employs an exclusive multilayer lens coating that helps reduce ghost and flare to a negligible level.
Aspherical lens elements:
Aspherical lenses virtually eliminate the problem of coma and other types of lens aberration, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting the distortion in wideangle lenses. In addition, use of aspherical lenses contributes to a lighter and smaller lens design.
Internal Focusing (IF):
Imagine being able to focus a lens without it changing in size. Nikon's IF technology enables just that. All internal optical movement is limited to the interior of the nonextending lens barrel. This allows for a more compact, lightweight construction as well as a closer focusing distance. In addition, a smaller and lighter focusing lens group is employed to ensure faster focusing.
D type lens:
D-type and G-type Nikkors relay subject-to-camera distance information to AF Nikon camera bodies. This then makes possible advances like 3D Matrix Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash.
G-type Nikkor lens
The G-type Nikkor has no aperture ring; aparture should be selected from camera body.
AF-S Nikkors feature Nikon's exclusive M/A mode, that allows switching from autofocus to manual operation with virtually no time lag, even during AF servo operation and regardless of AF mode in use.
Silent Wave Motor
Nikon's AF-S technology is yet another reason professional photographers like Nikkor telephoto lenses. AF-S Nikkors feature Nikon's SWM which converts traveling waves into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.
Compact and lightweight DX Nikkor lenses featuring a smaller image circle are specially designed and optimized for Nikon digital SLR cameras with smaller sensor sizes. These are ideal options for landscape photographers and others who need to shoot expansive scenes with Nikon DX-Format digital SLRs.
Note: We do not recommend use of DX Nikkor with 35mm (135) or IX240 format cameras.