Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
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24mm, 2.8, sharp as anything and a deal!!!! What more could you ask for? okay maybe nano crystal coating but that is all
5 November 2013
Summary: So after owning a tamron 28-75 2.8 for a while, I noticed a lot of focus issues. The lens would hunt even in moderate light and would have random focus shift. I had similar issues on DX with the tamron 17-50 2.8. It became clear to me that I needed to find another alternative. I already own the nikon 50 1.8G, 105 VR II macro 2.8 and Nikon 70-200 VR II 2.8. All that was missing was the wide end. I decided to look into the Sigma 35 1.4.
Summary: I purchased this lens after a fair bit of research into Landscape Photography. A lot of articles / reviews recommended the 24mm focal length lenses being the most suitable. Although a lot of zoom lens cover the 24mm range, nothing beats the f2.8 prime lens. It's super light and convenient to carry on long trips. I've had this lens (on a D600 body) for a few months now and absolutely love it. I'd definitely recommend it.
Summary: I recently ordered this lens from ntorry and was very pleased with my purchase. It was listed as in Very Good condition. Boy, was that an understatement! I received the lens in just a few days and was amazed. It was in absolutely pristine condition. It showed no signs of use whatsoever. I would definitely order from this seller again.
Summary: I recently bought a used earlier version (non D) of this lens for my newly acquired D700 and I am very happy with it. I wanted a cheap fast wide angle lens for FX to take pictures of the stars and the Milky Way to utilize the superior low-light performance of full frame. Until I saw this lens for sale I was considering Tokina 16-28 f/2.8. The later goes for around $700 and long-term is a much more flexible and better lens (and much heavier too).
Pros: cheap wide angle for FX, fast (for the money), very small, solid build
Cons: does not come with a hood, overlaps the standard 14-24 and 24-70 zoom ranges
Summary: This lens is sharp, light and primarily metal. It is small enoughand light enough to throw in your pocket and has that wonderful feel of durability inherent in metal frame lenses of old. I bought it based on Ken Rockwell's review and can't add much more than that you should have one in your bag, all the time. It is so small that it looks a little foolish on a full size body with a grip - which means it is exactly what a photographer wants. Read Ken Rockwell- I agree.
Summary: This is an relatively inexpensive lens that takes sharp photos. The lens is very light and short compared to even the kit lens for most cameras. With a high resolution camera where you could crop and still have a high quality photo you can live without a zoom. It makes it easier to bring the camera along. With 24mm and f/2.8 it works well in tight spaces such as indoor gatherings to get group photos that a 50mm just is too close to get everyone in.
Summary: Superb. this thing rocks for landscapes on FX format. Get an aftermarket hood, (they are cheap) cause this thing is prone to flare - not surprising as it is a wide angle lens. Perfectly usable wide open. It's fairly light, small. Made in Japan. I just looked and you can get them used for much less than new. If you are new to dslr's and you are looking into primes, go for it, you won't be disappointed. You can use this thing for almost any situation.
Summary: I love this lens. I use a DX d7100 and it is perfect for indoors. You can get full body shots indoors without being 'wide-angle' looking. it's very sharp even wide open, but by f4 the thing is unstoppable. I highly recommend. I'm sure it's even better on FX. Unfortunately, nightime shots are its weakness. Internal reflections inside the l3ns make nightime shots subpar.