Excerpt: I bought this lens in hopes of having a quick, sharp wide angle that would eventually carry over when I upgrade from my D90 to a full frame body. I own the 50mm f/1.8D and the 85mm f/1.8D. Both of these lenses are of the same product line as this 24mm.
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.
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.
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...
Excerpt: Got this lens to act as a "light" wide on a D300s DX format; Nikon lens build quality is without question and the lens generally small and light. I have a 35mm 2.0D that I use as a "normal" lens and the image quality and sharpness seem great throughout the full range of f-stops; unfortunately, the...
Excerpt: This lens might, as other reviews have said, be great on film bodies. And it does feel well-built. But on my D90, on which it's effectively a 36mm or so lens, it consistently produced flat, dull images that lacked contrast and seemed slightly distorted.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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).
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.