Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S
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A little overkill...for me personally
Barry Shapiro, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: With all due respect to the many great reviews, and reviewers, on this product, the 24 1.4 was a little overkill for me. I have the 17-55 2.8 and have used that extensively for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, where there is a lot of action! I did not find enough discernible difference in the quality (sharpness) of the photos I shot with this 24 than with my 17-55.
Summary: Amazing sharpness nice bokeh when your close to your subject a definitely must have in the bag, I own the entire 1.4 collection and this one seems to be an amazing part of that collection. This and the 85mm are extremely must own pieces of equipment. Glad to have it under my arsenal.
Excerpt: Let me explain this lens by using an analogy: What's the point of playing a Stradivari if it does not stay in tune during a live concert? My 24/1.4 delivers amazing results with regard to color reproduction, saturation, contrast, bokeh and sharpness - provided it catches the intended plane of focus. I learned that the focusing accuracy (and successful fine tuning) of this lens depends very much on the selected aperture and object distance.
Summary: I wanted a good 24 wide angle 1.4 prime. I knew what I was getting. Yes, it is a bit large. Yes it is a bit heavy..but I love having the choice and knowing a lens of this quality is in my bag. I have the 80 and 35, both 1.4..so this completes the set.
Excerpt: The 24mm f1.4 is my new favorite lens! It's sturdy, fast, and really sharp. It's great in low light situations, such as during wedding receptions, and it really shines in natural lighting. I'd definitely recommend this lens to anyone who loves primes!
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: BAD QUALITY CONTROL NIKON, UNPACK THE LENS AND MAKE TESTS AND UNFORTUNATELY THE LENS WAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOCUS BACK, BUT WHAT ABOUT NIKON ALSO KNEW THAT HAD THE PROBLEM WITH CAMERAS D600 BUT IS IMPORTANT TO IMPROVE ITS CONTROL SYSTEMS QUALITY I AM VERY SAD AND dISAPPOINTED, RETURN THE LENS A B & H ALL THAT SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED AS ALWAYS. I HOPE TO HEAR FROM NIKON AS WAS very excited about this lens.
Excerpt: Wide open this lens is sharp from edge to edge... slightly... I mean slightly less sharpness in the corners, but incredible! You would be smart to pick this up before they are discontinued and they secondary market pushes the price higher, because it will happen!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp wide open
Summary: My copy was super sharp, even at its widest aperture. I was uncertain about this focal length when I purchased the lens, but due to the focus speed, sharp images, and creamy bokeh, I fell in love with the lens. It is one of the last lens that I will ever part with, including my 70-200f2.8 and f4.