Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
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T. Fox, Amazon
14 May 2013
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.
Summary: This is more a need buy. I own a DX camera in the Nikon D7000 all of my wide angle lenses are DX, like the tokina 11-16, nikon 35mm 1.8, and my old 18-200VR. But all my other longer lenses are FX, so I need something a little wider then my 35-70mm f2.8 FX for my new D600 and a new (but used) FM2 35mm film body. On the D7000 the image is very sharp, as sharp as the 50mm 1.8d.
Summary: I bought my Nikon D600 with the 24-85mm VR G kit lens, which is excellent. To reduce weight in city scape situations I purchased the 24mm prime lens. It's fast and has a great (NON-plastic) feel to it. So far, very happy.
Summary: I used this lens on a DX crop camera at first. It wasn't exactly that wide because of the crop. At the time I was looking for something that would be more wide and was disappointed. Anyhow, moving to full frame changed my opinion. It was exactly what I wanted. Color tones, contrast, and sharpness are great on this lens. Build quality is great. It's strong, small, and light. Very easy to carry. I could fall in love with the convenience of this lens.
Summary: The lens is good, but not great. I also own the 35mm 1.8G and the 50mm 1.4G. In terms of image quality, both of these lenses are better than the 24mm 2.8D. At f2.8, the 24mm isn't as sharp as the 35 or 50mm. The sweet spot of the 24mm must be somewhere between f4 - f11, with f5.6 to f8 being ideal. The color and contrast of the 24 also isn't as good as the 35 and 50mm "G" lenses.
Summary: Today was my first day using this lens and it works well for the most part. I shoot with a D700. Here are some key points. Vignetting: It is noticeable in the corners especially if your picture is bright. I use photoshop to correct this which does a great job. The camera does have vignetting control which probably would fix this if you are shooting in jpeg's but i always shoot raw so not sure. Distortion: Distortion isn't as bad as I was expecting.
Summary: For a wide angle, my options were the 20mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2. I own the 50mm f/1.8 & 18-55mm af-s VR. My camera is DX format. My 50mm is too long of a focal length sometimes, and the 18-55mm is slow, sometimes horrible with color fringing or pictures would look muddy. 24mm = 36mm on DX format, so it's great for wide and general use! I didn't choose 35mm because it was too similar in focal length with the 50mm.
Pros: Picture quality, Fast, Slightly Wide on DX format, not too much distortion, but enough to play with, Warm colors
Cons: Fixed focal length, lens flare (not too bad, but definitely more flare than my other lenses)
Summary: This is an excellent wide angle lens thats great for dramatic portraits and dramatic perspective shots. I wish it was an f/2 but that issue is pretty my resolved with my D90. This lens will really help you get the most from your cameras sensor when shooting raw.