Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S
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Aaron B., Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: I am not a professional photographer like many of the people who have posted here. However, from my amateur perspective, this is a great product. It produces beautiful pictures and lets me not have to use a flash. While it is really expensive, it seems very well made, good quality, and I have a feeling it will hold its value if I ever resell it.
Summary: This lens is a phenomenal piece of glass. The clarity and and distortion free speed makes it worth every penny. I like it for seascapes and architectural photos. Need to work with it to learn its vast capabilities.
Summary: what would i add more? guess no one complained bout this piece of art ! brilliant glass , tried couple of test shots on my D3s and D800 ...marvelous outcome , even with dimmed light at F1.4 .......i never liked primes, i have 24-70 F2.8 and was worried bout paying such a price for a prime and not the 14-24 F2.8 ....totally different experience , the problem now is im thinking about the 35mm F1.4 !!! hmmm sad ...
Summary: I've been using this lens for the past year and a half and it has been nothing but a pleasure to use. I came from my very, very lightweight and tiny 24mm f/2.8 that I used very extensively for decades. I wanted something faster and the 24mm f/1.4G has not disappointed me. I used it at a wedding and every person in the party was sharp from corner to corner at around f/2.8. I couldn't say the same with my tiny 24mm at the same aperture. That was quite amazing.
Summary: I've had this since 2009 and it continues to be one of my favorite lenses. I shoot weddings with a D700, D90, this lens, 70-200 f2.8, and a 35-70 f2.8 and I've never felt I was missing anything. If I didn't have tuition payments to pay for I might rebuy another ultra wide angle(I sold my Tokina 11-16 f2.8) but other than that I can usually get most storytelling shots with this fantastic piece of glass. It's on my camera about 40% of the time.
Summary: I couldn't of been happier with the seller. A+ from him. On to the actual lens. After unboxing this beauty, my first impression was its extremely heavy for only 24mm. Without looking at specs, I would say its close to my 24-70 2.8. You can tell right away that its built well and will deliver. I am a huge fan of prime lenses and just by taking a quick test shot, this lens is SHARP and the DOF is amazing.
Summary: Purchasing this lens was a difficult decision for me. I have both the 14-24 and 24-70 zooms, so I already have two superb 24mm options...did I need a third? Making the choice more difficult, set at 24mm and f/2.8, the 14-24 zoom is so good, it's hard to tell the difference between it and this lens. Really, the decision came down to whether I get enough value out of having those two extra stops.
Summary: This is a great lens. Matched up with a D800e, it captures incredible detail and dynamic range. Combined with its fast aperture of 1.4, it is a very versatile and capable product. I was amazed at the colors captured with this combination (D800e and 24mm) while taking pictures at the National Conservatory and in the DC area around the monuments.
Summary: I know it's overkill for my camera (an FX lens on a DX camera?) but when I finally was in the market for a DSLR in early 2012 I went for the D7000 body and this lens because I wanted the best possible low light plus medium-wide angle experience I could afford. After a year I did get the kit zoom lens but I am glad I purchased the 24mm first (a "35mm" equivalent on a DX) because of the shots i would have either missed or botched using a narrower aperture lens.
Summary: I got this lens while comparing it to the 85mm 1.4, 35 1.4, 16-35 f4,14-24 2.8, and the 24-70 2.8. It came down to the 24mm because the longer focal lengths were too situational for me and the wider alternatives weren't as sharp or weighed as much as a small child. 24mm 1.4 does have some distortion, but since its so sharp, just shoot farther and crop.