Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S
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Great lens when it focuses
kp3, B&H Photo
4 September 2014
Excerpt: As others have stated, lens is tack sharp and colors vibrant. Yet, it has random trouble focusing at times. Seemed ok in good light if you are patient. This lens will not reliably focus if you are trying to quickly point and shoot. Dim light is worse. It may or may not focus. It will lock on while showing a blurry image in the viewfinder. This can be corrected my manually focusing in live-view. For 2k it should be flawless. I returned.
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.
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: Like many others, I was drawn to this lens because of the unique perspective it is able to capture on a full-frame Nikon. And once again, like many others, I was hesitant to pull the trigger because of it's hefty price tag. But when I first attached this lens to my d600, I was absolutely astounded. However, upon closer inspection, I noticed that the focus was a little off-the-mark (it had a tendency to back focus at larger apertures). I know, I know..
Excerpt: A good but not extraordinary lens. When I compare this lens to others that I own that cover 24mm (24mm f/3.5D PC-E, 14-24mm f/2.8G, 24-70mm f/2.8G) it only rates as good. The Bokeh is, as expected, beautiful and stunning isolation is possible but test this lens before buying. The other reviews reveal a variable experience with this lens. I can confirm the less favorable end of the spectrum.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Well, I wish I could say all the good things that other reviews have stated but I can't. This lens is great at distances of three feet or less when shooting wide open at F1.4 but beyond that the focus point lacks in clarity. Now I tried to compare with my 24-70 at 2.8 and they were basically the same in clarity but I was unable to test any lower because of the limits of the 24-70. I sent this lens to Nikon for repair but the unit was returned with the same problem.
Excerpt: I bought this thinking I would use it on both FF and DX. It required a +1 adjustment on the D700 to get perfect focus, and that is not bad. On the D200 it back-focused significantly and on the D300s it required a -20 fine-tuning to compensate for the severe front-focus and it was not enough, it still front focused. Sharpness in the center was extremely sharp center and the corners better than good.
Лучше достаточно близко познакомиться с объективом перед покупкой.
27 April 2014
Summary: Стандартный светосильный широкоугольный фикс не более того. Зачастую слаб цепкостью фокуса в сложных условиях искусственного освещения, хотя в тех же условиях с фокусом лучше справляется Nikon 35mm/1.4G. Любит ловить зайцев, не блещет резкостью и достаточно медленный для репортажной съемки. Учитывая его стоимость ждешь стопроцентного результата, но на практике этого не происходит, возможно для неспешной и вдумчивой фотосъемки подойдет больше.
Cons: Неоправданно высокая стоимость. Медленный фокус и неуверенная точность в плохих условиях освещения. Пластик.