Excerpt: I primarily use 24-70 or 35 1.4 for group shots but purchased this lens for when I do not have my 24-70 handy and need something a little bit wider than my 35 1.4mm. I have used this lens primarily for group images and receptions and have been happy with the results. Not the best lens in the bag but then again if I wanted it to be one of the best I would have purchase the 24 1.4mm but I don't use it enough to spend that kind of money on one.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is amazing! I thought I would miss being able to open up wider, the image clarity and color SOOC are excellent. Excellent contrast and sharpness, too, even wide open. I highly recommend it!
Pros: Inexpensive, Lightweight, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Light and small.. easy to carry everywhere.. really sharp images.. i use it for outdoor.. landscapes.. acrobats portraits.. etc.. and it works really nice it gets the job done with no problem!
Excerpt: I use this lens to shoot landscapes, alpine climbing, and ski touring. This is a great lens that won't add much weight to your bag and will fit almost everything you can see into your photo. Auto focus is fast and accurate.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: I bought this 24mm 2.8D because I shoot on the DX format. On DX this lens has a 36mm field of view which is perfect for general use. It works great for still life, landscapes, street photography and many other types of photography.