Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
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OK 24mm lens from Nikon
Robert J. Crowley, Amazon
6 October 2012
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.
JoeD Freelance Pro Photographer & Blogger "| ..., Amazon
30 May 2012
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.
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: I am one of the dinosaurs still shooting 35mm films. I am used to Nikon primes and wont change them for any zoom. I already own AF 24mm N and wanted (just for passion) to replace it with a newer 'D' version, just to fully use the Nikon 3D Matrix metering capability. First of all, the lens arrived in an oversized package without ANY inside protection, no foam, polystyrene, air filled bags, nothing, so the small lens box could have been jumping and bumping through the...