When it comes to landscape photography, having a wider angle of view opens up many new doors in terms of creative expression. The Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is one such lens, which packs an ultra-wide focal length and superior image quality into a small and compact body. Read on to find out how this lens can help bring your landscape photography to new heights. (Photo and report by Cris Magsino)
D7500/ AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED/ FL: 10mm (equivalent to 15mm in FX/35mm format)/ Manual exposure (f/11, 4 sec)/ ISO 100/ WB: Auto
This shot shows just how versatile the lens is when it comes to shooting in tight locations. Thanks to the ultra-wide angle of view of 10mm, I could capture the entire scene despite having a very limited space to set up my camera. The superior image quality of the Nikon D7500 and the resolving power of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED also helped me capture the rich details and crisp textures of the waterfall.
D7500/ AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED/ FL: 10mm (equivalent to 15mm in FX/35mm format)/ Manual exposure (f/11, 1/160 sec)/ ISO 200/ WB: Auto
Both the Nikon D7500’s and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED’s ability to accurately reproduce colours in a scene allowed me to shoot without having to worry that the resulting photos would look different from what I saw in person. This scene of a fisherman catching fish was captured just as I remembered, with the sky having graduated shades of blue and orange due to the sunset.
Paired with the Nikon D7500, the ultra-wide-angle AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED has the potential to create stunning images that will amaze photographers everywhere. Weighing only 460g and being only 87mm long, this lens is both lightweight and compact enough for you to carry around on a daily basis. This is important for the travelling photographer, as weight is a critical consideration before one embarks on a journey overseas.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is the perfect wide angle lens for DX format DSLR users. The 10-24mm focal range allows me the flexibility to capture various types of stunning landscapes: I can shoot ultra-wide at 10mm (equivalent to 15mm in FX/35mm format) to take in a majestic scene, or shoot at 24mm (equivalent to 36mm in FX/35mm format) for a more intimate composition. This gives me the freedom to frame and capture scenes any way I like without having to move my camera, which is especially useful when I am shooting with limited amount of space.
In addition to having minimal distortion and ultra-sharp detail reproduction, AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED also boasts Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass elements to for superior image quality and to keep chromatic aberrations low. Ghosting and flare is also kept to a minimum due to the Super Integrated Coating (SIC). This makes it the perfect choice not only for serious landscape and architecture photographers but also for other genres like food, fashion and portrait photography.
For photographers who want to take their landscape photography to the next level, the Nikon D7500 and the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is the perfect combination for you.
ED lens elements
Aspherical lens elements
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Born in 1974, Cris Magsino is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Santo Tomas. He is a professional commercial photographer who also shoots landscapes and cityscapes. He is currently working with Nikon Philippines as a brand influencer. Cris has won a couple of photography awards from both local and international photo competitions. He is also a graphic artist and runs a design studio in Manila.