Nikon 24mm f/2.8 D AF Review Round-Up

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Photo Zone

The Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8D didn’t really convince during the tests due to various shortcomings. The resolution figures were generally very decent but otherwise the lens left something to be desired for a fix-focal with relatively high barrel distortions, very high vignetting at f/2.8 and very pronounced CAs. Spherical aberrations (focus shifts when stopping down) on top don’t make things any better. So despite the relatively ambitious design (floating elements) the lens doesn’t seem to be overly attractive anymore. This doesn’t mean that the AF 24mm f/2.8D is a bad lens, it’s not, but fix-focals should perform better than good zoom lenses. READ FULL REVIEW

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SLR Gear

On a digital SLR with a 1.5x crop factor, this lens translates to the equivalent of a 35mm on a film camera. This is a decent wide angle, an excellent focal length for “street” photography, which its small size and wide aperture also suit it for. We weren’t terribly impressed with its image quality, particularly its CA characteristics. Overall, we come down to feeling that this lens is a bit of a tossup. There isn’t a lot else on the market that combines its small size, focal length, maximum aperture, and excellent build quality. But the CA really stops us. If you need a small, well-built 24mm lens for your Nikon-mount camera, and can live with a fair bit of CA (which is somewhat correctable with appropriate filters in Photoshop), this lens could be just what you need. If you don’t need the small size and can stand about one stop slower maximum aperture though, the Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX would actually be a good alternative. READ FULL REVIEW

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