New Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 DX offers a new wide-zoom option
Users of DX/APS-C Nikon-mount DSLRs, including the brand new D5000, which by the way are the vast majority at the moment, have a new option in the world of wide-angle, the new Nikon 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 DX lens. Announced today, this lens will offer the "equivalent" of roughly 15-36mm (give or take) when mounted on a DX/APS-C DSLR.
The price however, as you can expect, bites, it is a starting price of $900 with a May 2009 estimated release date but for those who can't wait, it is already available for pre-order at Amazon.
Other specs of interest include close-focusing to 24cm, and the following buzzwords: SWM, IF, ED, SIC, and M/A switch. The lens weighs just over one pound, with 77mm filter size.