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New Lens: Nikkor AFS 12-24mm f4 DX

After 4 years of deliberating, finally got my first DX wide angle lens on Saturday in Tokyo. It's rated a little below mint because of overused mount, and somehow I didn't see any rubber seal on it, so I guess it was replaced by the service centre. So justification: I have been holding back on this lens but finally thought its time for my first AFS and DX lens (previous lenses are mostly AIS and AFD at most) because it seems to work at 18mm and above on my full frame film SLRs as well. The initial test yesterday confirms that at 24mm the lens is sharp. Can't say too much about contrast as the weather was quite hazy here, but its nice to be able to go wide on my D2H now.