Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S
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Lens Test: Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S Nikkor
1 June 2012
Excerpt: Nikon’s first 24mm f/1.4 lens ever is also its first AF-S wide-angle prime, incorporating the familiar AF-S package: a Silent Wave Motor, instant start/stop autofocus action, and the M/A focusing mode that lets you fine-tune focus manually while in autofocus mode. This full-framer has two ED (Extralow Dispersion) and two aspheric elements, and it appears extremely durable and wellsealed against moisture and dust. It scales up to a 36mm on APS-C bodies such as the D300s.
Conclusion: Like the Nikon HG 10x42, which fared very well in our big test of the 10x42 class, the 8x42 model impressed us as well. First of all its perfectly corrected, flat field of view, sharp to the very edge, caught our attention; what’s more, its distortion is low, the coma – moderate and the brightness loss – slight. A bit too high chromatic aberration on the border of that sharp field is the only reservation you can have here.
Pros: very solid casing,, good transmission,, perfectly sharp image across the whole field of view,, low chromatic aberration in the centre of the field of view,, very low astigmatism,, quite well corrected coma,, low brightness loss on the edge of the field,, low distortion,, very good whiteness rendering,, very wide gauge of eyepieces,, circular exit pupils,, high quality prism and anti-reflective coatings,, excellent darkening inside the binoculars.
Cons: a bit too high chromatic aberration on the edge of the field of view.
Excerpt: Prime lenses are a dangeorusly expensive addiction. From the moment you snap one onto your SLR/DSLR, fire off a shot, and revel in the Barry White smooth BOKEH , you’re hooked. As a matter of fact, just leave the ultra-wide zooms at home. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED is Nikon’s fastest, wide-angle, FX compatible lens (e.g. D700 , D3s ).
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 24mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
Nikkor AF-S 24mm f/1.4 G ED (FX) - Review / Test Report
30 April 2011
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 24 f/1.4 is an impressive lens. At large apertures it produces very sharp images in the image center with somewhat soft corners wide open and stopped down it's sharp enough even for landscape work, although it's certainly not meant to be the primary choice for this kind of application. CAs are moderate on a full format DSLR. LoCAs are present at larger apertures but this is typical for such a fast prime.
Excerpt: Originally posted 2011-04-18 on Optyczne.pl When it comes to wide-angle full frame f/1.4 lenses Leica is a real record holder as it has had the Summilux-M 21 mm f/1.4 in its lineup since September 2008. The next complexity level is occupied by a 1.4/24 model, with the field of view of as many as 84 degrees. In this category there is a Leica model as well but this time Canon and Nikon keep up with that company.
Cons: significant spherical aberration and focus-shift, connected to it,, high coma,, average work against bright light,, too high vignetting on full frame.
Excerpt: The Nikon 24mm f1.4 features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that allows near-silent auto-focusing on all Nikon DSLRs. Importantly, this solution allows instant manual override even when the focus mode switch is in the M/A position. Focusing is fully internal, meaning the length of the lens always remains constant.
Nikkor AF-S 24mm f/1.4 G ED (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report
14 November 2010
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 24 f/1.4 is an impressive lens. At large apertures it produces very sharp images in the image center with somewhat soft corners wide open, but stopped down it shows very good to excellent sharpness across the whole (DX) frame. Distortion is very low and CAs are moderate. LoCAs are present at larger apertures but this is typical for such a fast prime. Vignetting is well under control for such a fast lens.