Excerpt: I sold the 35mm 2.0 AF-D lens to purchase this 24mm lens as I wanted to go wider. My research indicated that the two were very similar, but I did not find that to be the case. Though I wasn't knocked out by the 35, I found it to generate acceptable image quality. I can't say the same of the 24. I used the 24 for a few studio shoots and won't be using any of the images I took with it.
Summary: One the main reasons I rushed to own an FX Nikon is to use wide angle lenses like this one. The 24mm f2.8's speed is of no concern to me, as I am usually in good light, outdoors, or use a tripod. I'd expect this lens to be sharp and it is, in the center, gradually becoming quite unsharp in the corners. I assumed this was field curvature and shot some subjects where the edges are about the same distance as the center and they are still rather soft.
Summary: I purchased the Nikon 24mm f/2.8D to use in conjunction with my Nikon D300s. I am going through my "prime phase," which was precipitated by a bad encounter with a Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras that I could just not get to perform under any circumstances. I go through this phase about every 3 years, selling off my Nikon Zooms and replacing them with Nikon prime lenses. First, the good.
Excerpt: I bought this lens as a 35mm equivalent for my D90. Manual focus is a breeze with this lens, it's very compact and light, and a joy to use in field (of course AF works, but the focus ring is so nice to use that I almost always used it in MF). It's too bad that newer Nikon lenses aren't built as well as this lens.<br /><br />There is only one major drawback to this lens, and it is it's sharpness. This lens is not among Nikon's sharpest lenses.
Summary: Bought this lens for head-to-toe candid shots from five-ten feet away in uncontrolled/variable light settings with my D-80 . Auto-focus is slow and unreliable. Can't recall a single picture taken with this lens which I liked. Pictures are ultimately soft.
Summary: I purchased the 24 f/2.8 AF-D for use with my F100 on film, and it quickly became one of my favorite lenses. Very sharp, solidly built, and an overall great performer. On a digital body (D70, D300) the 24mm shows red/blue chromatic aberration in the corners which is easily correctable in software. Center sharpness is excellent, and edges are good to very good in sharpness. 35mm equivalent angle of view on a DX body is not as useful for wide-angle landscapes.
Summary: deception, acheté en 2011 alors que je cherchais un vrai 35mm pour mon aps c, ...helas, que peu utilisé, test effectué et confirmé par des sites internet : le rendu de ce 36mm obtenu n'est pas terrible! stupeur mon 18 105 de l'epoque etait plus performant (objectif lui valant 150 en kit ou 220 en seul) j'ai toujours des reflex argentiques 24*36...là en 24 il est probablement (et surement meilleur) si je fini par passer au 24*36 numerique, on verra en apsc..