"High-performance, ultra-wide-angle fixed-aperture zoom Ideal for shooting large building exteriors, narrow interiors and vast natural landscapes, this f/4 fixed-aperture zoom lens delivers consistent exposure, tack-sharp images and vibrant colors. Optimized for DX-format cameras, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED is a popular choice for travel, architecture and landscape photography; and establishing shots when recording HD video. Incredible wide-angle views - Dramatic stills and HD videos Whether shooting stunning natural landscapes, dynamic interior spaces or expansive building exteriors, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED delivers a dramatic wide-angle perspective and tack-sharp, color-rich images. Rugged, lightweight and versatile, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED is a fantastic travel and adventure companion. Superior performance - Advanced Nikon lens technologies The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED combines a wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics that are optimized for advanced DX-format Nikon D-SLR camera sensors. The lens produces a smaller image circle (the size of the image projected onto the sensor), enabling a smaller lens diameter and optimal image quality from center to edge to corner. Its rounded diaphragm makes out of focus elements appear more natural, and its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures superior sharpness and color performance. S|DX Nikkor is designed exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models, Design enables a combination of wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics that are optimized for Nikon digital SLR camera sensors|2x Zoom ratio and variable angle-of-view from 99 degrees at 12mm to 61 degrees at 24mm. Comparable to that of an 18-36mm lens on 35mm size sensor format|Nikon design that produces a smaller image circle (the size of the image that is projected by the lens on to the sensor) enabling smaller lens diameter, and optimal image quality from center-to-edge-to-corner on the image|Exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation|2 Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements for minimized chromatic aberration , 3 Aspherical lens element for low distortion|Internal Focusing (IF) design for smoother focusing and great body balance|M/A mode enables instant switching from autofocus to manual with virtually no time lag even during AF servo operation|Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes"