Excerpt: Originally posted 2006-12-27 on Optyczne.pl After the launch of cameras equipped with APS-C/DX class sensors, it got rather quiet around 24 mm devices. Perhaps the silence was a bit undeserved. On full frame such instruments provide a quite wide angle of view, equal of as many as 84 degrees.
Cons: weak image quality on the edge of the frame,, visible chromatic aberration,, high coma.
Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8 D (FX) - Review / Test Report
7 May 2010
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-D 24mm f/2.8 shows good sharpness in the center wide open with rather soft borders. Stopped down to f/8 however the sharpness is on a very high level across the whole FX image. Unfortunately vignetting is on a rather high level, especially for larger apertures.
Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8 D (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report
6 May 2010
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-D 24mm f/2.8 shows very good to excellent sharpness in the image center. The borders and corners are quite soft wide open and benefit only slightly from stopping down. Distortion moderate and vignetting no issue, except wide open.
Conclusion: 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 and there's only a slight degree of barrel distortions. However, the lens shows very high vignetting at f/2.8 and very pronounced CAs.