SWMSilent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Mount Type Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range 12-24mm
Zoom Ratio 2.0x
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 99°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.12x
Lens Elements 11
Lens Groups 7
Compatible Format(s) DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Diaphragm Blades 7
Distance Information Yes
ED Glass Elements 2
Aspherical Elements 3
Super Integrated Coating Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) Yes
Internal Focusing Yes
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0 ft. (0.3m)
Focus Mode Auto
Filter Size 77mm
Accepts Filter Type Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.2 (82.5) x 3.5 in. ( x 90 mm)
Approx. Weight 16.4 oz. (465 g)
77mm lens cap
Rear lens cap