Wide, wide angle

I’ve been wanting one for a quite some time, and yesterday I gave in to temptation and bought a new lens. Apparently the official name of this lens is Nikon 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, but most people just call it the “12 to 24″. It’s a professional-grade, digital-specific, ultra-wide angle lens.


This is my first professional grade lens. Everything else I’ve been using is pretty low-end stuff — often costing less than $100 new. This lens is…well, not that affordable…


I wasn’t incredibly impressed with it at first, but now that I’ve used it for a couple days, I’m definitely warming up to it. If I have complaints, it’s the weight, the limited range, and…well, the price.


It is a lot heavier than the stock lens, which gives it a nice feel, but I’m more aware of it, especially when it’s in my bag. The limited range means that you pretty much have to carry about an extra lens. This is not a do-it-all lens.


And no, these pictures are not of Copenhagen. These were taken where my parents live in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where I’m on vacation.

One Thought on “Wide, wide angle

  1. I used to use a Nikkor 35mm F2 – I wanted the F1.4, but couldn’t afford it. I loved that lens – it was my go to for everything.

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