Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S
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d'Artiste Photography, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: if I could only own two lenses this would have to be one of them. Why? because if you like to tell stories with your photography this is the focal length to do it with. The optics are amazing and the ability to shoot at 1.4 greatly increases your artistic ability. Expensive but worth it.
Excerpt: As expected, it's a fantastic piece of glass (actually 12 pieces of glass). Any distortion has more to do with the nature of wide angle subjects rather than any imperfection in lens design. The Nikon pro lenses have noticeably higher contrast and this one's no exception. You can take sharp pictures with any Nikon lens but the true test is how the images hold up when cropped.
Excerpt: I use this lens primarily for low-light situations where I can't use flash. It's fast, sharp, and the AF is smooth. The plastic exterior feels cheaply made for the price, which makes me wonder about its durability, but for now I'm in love with the images I get with this thing.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I have owned very many other wide angle lenses for the specific photography I do which is of people in their environment. I have never worked with a lens that delivers this kind of quality in this kind of shooting conditions I am pleasantly surprised with the level of performance despite the high expectations I already had.
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Unsurpassed Color Renditi
Excerpt: I'm an amateur and don't test a new lens by shooting resolution charts. I simply put the lens on my D800 and take it out for the day. The interior photos of my local Starbucks were super sharp. The focus speed is outstanding and the focus appears to be spot on. I love this lens.
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.