Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Review

November 8, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


Sharpness at 10mm

For these sharpness tests the Nikon 10-24mm lens was attached to a Nikon D7000 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session. The 100% crops represent about 1/400th of the total frame area.

The full frame at 10mmThe full frame at 10mm

At 10mm the centre is remarkably sharp wide open, with peak performance achieved in the f/5.6-8 range. Diffraction sets in at around f/11, with its effects becoming more visible at f/16, but the only aperture setting you'll want to avoid is f/22.

The edges are somewhat soft at f/3.5 but sharpen up very nicely at f/5.6, which is the optimum setting.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop