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Nikkor Auto Focus Lenses - for Nikon Digital SLR cameras
Nikkor DX lenses - on this page (please scroll down) 
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dx 17-55 f/2.8My two most important Nikkor DX lenses:
the 17-55mm f/2.8 & the 12-24mm f/4

What if you could take only two lenses with you on a trip around the world. What two lenses would you take? I think that most photo journalists, travel and wedding photographers (who use Nikon DX cameras & lenses) would agree that their number one lens is the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED, which was first released in 2004. The higher speed of f/2.8 across the entire zoom range is of course a big advantage over the slower normal zoom range DX lenses, but the extremely good image quality and weather proofing also contributes to the lense's unbeatable reputation. This kind of quality does not come cheaply though, the DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 sells for around US$ 1,500. retail.

The second most important (DX) lens (to me and I assume a few other photographers) is the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED. With a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 18-36mm and better image quality than almost any prime lens in that range, this is a lens that has to be in your camera bag for all those occasions where wide angle is either absolutely necessary or enhances the scene in some other fashion. Like the 17-55mm f2.8 lens above the 12-24mm f/4 is not inexpensive, but it is well worth the average street price of US$ 1,000.

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED IF Autofocus DX Nikkor Zoom Lens...

Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED IF Autofocus DX Nikkor Zoom Lens...

Nikkor DX Lenses
Nikkor DX Fisheye 10.5mm


AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
  • Specially designed and optimized for Nikon digital SLRs
  • Full-frame fisheye images with a picture angle of 180°(diagonal)
  • High optical performance by ED glass elements
  • Focuses down to 0.14m/0.46 ft.
Ultra wide picture angle of 180 degrees on DX sensor achieved by producing a smaller image circle (the size of the image that is projected by the lens on to the sensor) enabling smaller lens diameter, lighter weight and optimal image quality from center-to edge-to-corner on the image.

Minimum focus distance of 0.14m (5.5 in.), or 0.03m (1.2 in.) from the lens front, makes extreme close-ups possible.

Equivalent to 16mm focal length
on 35mm.

Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED IF Autofocus DX Fisheye Nikkor ...

DX Nikon 12-24mm  

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f4G IF-ED (2.0x)
  • Specially designed and optimized for Nikon digital SLRs
  • Built-in SWM for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF operation
  • High optical performance by aspherical lenses and ED glass elements
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual operation
  • Lightweight and compact design
Now this is an incredible lens. There was a lot of talk about Nikon DSLRs not being viable professional cameras for commercial photographers because they lacked true wide angle lenses. Well Nikon now has some true wide angle lenses specifically designed for their DSLRs. The DX designation is for lenses that are designed to be used with 23.7 x 15.6 mm digital image sensors.

These sensors are 30% smaller than the image size 35 mm cameras are based on. Therefore a lens optimized for this image sensor size can be smaller and lighter in weight than the same lens designed for the larger 35 mm film size. Nikon has come out with a range of DX lenses, the Nikkor 12-24 mm being the first to reach the market.

Although I really  expected to fall in love with this lens, not the Nikkor 24-120, the opposite of course happened. I would still consider this lens to be absolutely essential equipment for a Nikon DSLR photographer though because when you run out of room to back up there is only one answer, and that is a wider lens.

When shooting room interiors or houses there is no way to get everything in the picture (a basic requirement) without this lens.

Equivalent to 18-36mm focal length on 35mm.

Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED IF Autofocus DX Nikkor Zoom Lens...

Nikkor DX 17-55mm lens


AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED (3.2x)
  • Specially designed and optimized for Nikon digital SLRs
  • Built-in SWM for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet AF operation
  • High optical performance by aspherical lenses and ED glass elements
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual operation
  • Lightweight and compact design
3.2x zoom covers from a wide angle of 79 degrees to a narrow angle of 28 degrees 50 minutes and is ideal for architecture, landscape, groups shots and portraits. Exclusive Silent Wave Motor enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and powerful super-quiet operation.

Equivalent to 25.5-82.5mm focal length on 35mm.

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED IF Autofocus DX Nikkor Zoom Lens...

Nikkor DX 18-55mm lens


AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED (3.0x)
  • ED glass and hybrid aspherical lens elements
  • Ultracompact dimensions of 69 x 74mm (2.7 x 2.9 in.) and just 210g (6.8 oz.) in weight
  • Incorporates a newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Enables focusing from as close as 28cm (11 in.) from the subject through
  • Entire focal range
  • Available in black and silver
Ideal as a normal lens designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this ultra-compact 18-55mm 3X zoom provides superb versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.

Equivalent to 27-82.5mm focal length on 35mm.

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens

DX 18-55 afs nikkor


AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II (3.0x)
  • Offers the popular focal range of 18-55mm (picture angle equivalent to a 27-82.5mm lens in the 35mm format) for use in a variety of situations
  • Compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and smooth autofocusing
  • ED glass and aspherical lens elements
  • Compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry
  • Optical performance highly complements Nikon digital SLR cameras
  • The seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening
The Nikon D40 kit lens. Smaller and lighter weight version of the previous 18-55mm DX zoom, re-designed for the smaller and lighter weight Nikon D-40 Digital SLR camera.

Nikkor DX 18-70mm


AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED (3.8x)
  • Specially designed and optimized for Nikon digital SLRs
  • Dust and Waterproof rubber sealing mount
  • High optical performance by aspherical lenses and ED glass elements
  • Built-in SWM for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet operation
  • M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual operation
  • Lightweight and compact design
The Nikon D70 kit lens, underated and very capable lens. Compact 3.8X zoom covers portrait to wide view (76 degrees at 18mm to 22 degrees 50 minutes at 70mm).

Equivalent to 27-105mm focal length on 35mm.

Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens...

DX 18-135 AFS Nikkor


AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (7.5x)
  • 18-135mm focal range (7.5x zoom) for use in a wide variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-202.5mm lens in the 35mm format)
  • One ED glass and two aspherical lens elements
  • Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Two focus modes, [A] and [M], are available
  • Enables focusing from as close as 45cm (17.7 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • The IF design provides a constant lens length and eliminates rotation of the front lens element, facilitating the use of circular polarizing filters
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening
The Nikon D80 kit lens. With a 35mm camera equivalent range of 27-202.5 zoom lens, it makes an effective and relatively compact all-in-one camera and lens package when combined with any of the lower end Nikon Digital SLR camera bodies.

Nikkor DX 18-200mm


AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED (11.1x)
  • Offers the broad 18-200mm focal range (11.1x zoom) for use in a variety of situations (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format)
  • Enhanced Vibration Reduction (VRII) offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 4 stops faster
  • Two ED glass and three aspherical lens elements
  • Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Enables focusing from as close as 50cm (20 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • M/A mode for rapid switching between autofocus and manual focus operation
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm opening
Equivalent to 27-300mm focal length on 35mm. 11x zoom coverage offers a perfect compact and lightweight, one lens solution. Enables focusing from as close as 50cm (20 in.) from the subject through its entire focal range. VR II system offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed 4 stops faster.

NIKON 18-200MM f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor...

Nikkor DX 55-200mm lens


AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED (3.6x)
  • Two ED glass elements
  • Ultracompact dimensions of 68 x 79mm (2.7 x 3.1 in.) and just 255g (9 oz.) in weight make it easy to carry and use
  • Incorporates a newly developed compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet focusing
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Enables focusing from as close as 0.95m (3.1 ft.) from the subject through its entire focal range
  • Available in black and silver
Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this is an ideal 3.6X zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife.

Equivalent to 82.5-300mm focal length on 35mm.

Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens


AFS DX VR 55-200


"The best second lens you can buy for a Nikon D40 or D40x."
George Mann
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED (3.6x)
  • A compact telephoto zoom lens featuring VR and SWM at an affordable price
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) offers the equivalent of shutter speeds 3 stops faster for more flexible hand-held shooting
  • A wide 55-200mm (picture angle equivalent to 82.5-300mm lens in the 35mm format) 3.6x zoom range offers high quality images
  • An ED glass element helps minimize chromatic aberration, providing superior contrast and higher resolution
  • Compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet autofocusing
  • Optical performance highly complements Nikon digital SLR cameras
The AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED has been specifically designed to complement the D80, as well as the D40 and upcoming D40x cameras. And it delivers outstanding performance at a remarkably affordable price.

The Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) system enables users to take substantially sharper handheld pictures at slower shutter speeds. With this lens, users can take sharp pictures at shutter speeds approximately 3 stops slower* than would otherwise be possible. The VR system minimizes image vibration in the finder, making shutter release timing and image composition easier.


Equivalent to 82.5-300mm focal length on 35mm.

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED IF AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor Lens


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