|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|DX||The lens is designed only for Nikon APS-C digital SLR cameras.|
|G||The lens has no aperture control ring and only supports electronic aperture control from the camera. G lenses provide distance information to the camera as D-type lenses.|
|ED||The lens incorporates one or several low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|IF||The lens has internal focusing. Learn more|
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|Diagonal angle of view:||99.3°-61° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||11 elements in 7 groups, including 3 ASPH, 2 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||30 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Nikon F)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø82.5 x 90 mm|
|Materials:||Plastic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens has rather narrow focal range. Formally it is the disadvantage, however in practice it contributes to a good compensation of optical aberrations and equally high image quality at the entire focal range.
The lens features M/A - M focus mode switch.
|M/A||Autofocus mode that allows switching to manual focus with virtually no time lag - even during autofocus servo operation and regardless of autofocus mode in use.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 77 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
|Camera||Nikon D7000||Nikon D200|
|Sensor size||23.6×15.6 mm||23.6×15.8 mm|
|Distortion at 12 mm||-1.71 %||-2 %|
|Distortion at 24 mm||+0.57 %||+0.83 %|
|Vignetting at 12 mm F/4.0||-1.03 EV||-1.13 EV|
|Vignetting at 24 mm F/4.0||-0.81 EV||-1.38 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 4 MB|