Excerpt: This one of Nikkor lenses everyone should have in their bag. This is a 35mm format lens that works well on DX format as well. Easy to use and lightweight with 52mm filter threads. A great distortion free wide angle f:2.8 fast lens and is also made in an AF and AF/D as well with the same optics.
Summary: I needed something wider on my dx camera. I had many 50, 58, then even 85 and 105 mm lenses, but nothing wide. On DX 28mm becomes 42, so is not wide. I have the tamron 28-75 / 2.8, and not only is not wide enough at 28, but it doesn't have a good reputation at its wide end.
Pros: Build quality, sharpness stopped down, great focal length, even on DX, smooth focus
Summary: Actually, I have both the 24MM F2.0 and the F2.8. I haven't used them much recently, opting to use the 20MM F2.8. Reading these reviews has prompted me to take both the F2.0 and f2.8 out in the field this weekend to see how they compare to each other. I'm anxious to see.