Reviews and Problems with Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S
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King of Sharpness
Ali, B&H Photo
23 December 2014
Excerpt: This lens is the king of shapness among all lenses ever made. I was amazed at how shap the results were when I used it at a company event in low light conditions. The F1.4 makes it very easy to shoot at higher shutter speeds and thus keep the images super sharp. It's not a heavy lens which makes it easy to carry around - definitely not as heavy as the 14-24mm.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is one of my favorite lenses these days. The clarity is just outstanding. This is also an excellent wide portrait lens in tight spots or just to have a good perspective. Focusing is very fast, accurate and colors are just brilliant. The sharpness can be seen in the pic I inserted here. In full res on D800E, I can see each leaf very clearly. There is really no downside for this lens. Superb!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Super sharp
Excerpt: I shoot a lot of dusk & night time city scapes,I had been using my 24-70 2.8, which has been great but really wanted the greater handheld ability of brighter glass, and the superior sharpness of a prime. I have been very happy on both accounts, there is much less aberration to the prime vrs the zoom. If you are shooting in low light stituations, and looking for true sharpness in architecture, this is the lens for you.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I chose the 24mm f/1.4G ED as my first serious lens when I upgraded and bought a new camera even though it was the pricier of the other f/1.4s which I would eventually get. i ran into some auto-focus issues that turned out to be just me not knowing how to use my new camera which the people at the store were helpful familiarizing me with the different auto-focus settings such as A, S, and C. ever since then, i had no problems with the lens focusing.
Summary: I chose the 24mm f/1.4G ED as my first serious lens when I upgraded and bought a new camera even though it was the pricier of the other f/1.4s which I would eventually get. i ran into some auto-focus issues that turned out to be just me not knowing how to use my new camera which the people at the store were helpful familiarizing me with the different auto-focus settings such as A, S, and C. ever since then, i had no problems with the lens focusing.
Excerpt: We use the lens at a national laboratory with a very expensive high-speed camera that captures videos of fast moving projectiles (speeds up to 1000 m/s) composed of solid hydrogen at temperatures of a few degrees above absolute zero (-450 degrees F). The camera (>$) is usually set for the minimum shutter time of 0.3 microseconds. With this setup, it is difficult to have enough light to collect useful videos.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: This lens is every bit as good as everyone says it is. I shoot cityscapes at hyperfocal distances quite a bit on the d810. The d810 is really demanding of lenses. Any imperfections become pretty obvious because it has such high resolution. This lens at f8 is sharp sharp sharp all the way to the corners. I haven't noticed any field curvature in the field (I don't do lab testing). This means I can take one shot and be done. No need for focus stacking most of the time.
Summary: 9/27/2014 After I month of use I wanted to say that I go to this lens more than my 105mm Micro f/2.8G and my 50mm f/1.4G (I am building my setup again after a run-in with a thief and I made the decision to only go with primes.) This lens makes the world look like a much better place than it actually is. I have also had the 14-24mm f/2.8G. I was curious on whether I would miss my wide super zoom. Nope. This lens is sharper, faster, lighter, and everything that I need.
Excerpt: I am a wide angle fanatic. I love to layer my photos and frame subjects through busy foreground elements. So when I was looking for a new wide lens, it was between this one or the 14-24mm 2.8. It took me a while to decide, but I finally pulled the trigger on this one and do not regret it a single bit (then again I might have said the same thing about the 14-24 if I had went with it). Either way, this lens is incredible.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction