Last updated (17 May’13):
- Review by SLRGear
The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S features 24mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.4. The lens construction has 12 elements in 10 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.82ft.(0.25m) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S lens weighs 21.9 oz. (620g) and it measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches long.
Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S Reviews
SLRGear reviews the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S and writes;
“Certainly, stopped down, the lens produces exceptional results… At ƒ/1.4, it’s not tack-sharp, and corner softness is notable on FX lenses. But then, this isn’t a lens you buy to shoot test charts, it’s a lens you buy to get a unique perspective in your photographs..”
CNET reviews the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S and writes;
“Light falloff, or vignetting, was only really visible at f/1.4 and stopping down the aperture considerably reduced it. At f/2.8 and smaller, the effect was hardly noticeable in real-world situations. Edge-to-edge sharpness, as with the 16-35mm lens, is fantastic.”
PhotoReview.au reviews the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S and writes;
“Lateral chromatic aberration never rose above 0.011% of distance to corner in our Imatest tests, indicating a lens that’s not affected by this defect. (0.04% of distance to corner marks the border between ‘negligible’ and ‘low’ CA.) No coloured fringing was observed in test shots taken in contrasty outdoor lighting.”
Popphoto reviews the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S and writes;
“On our optical bench in the Pop Photo Lab, the lens produced SQF numbers in the mid-Excellent range, indicating superior sharpness and contrast. These results were consistent across discernible softening at either extreme. Its sharpness is a nearmatch to that of Canon’s lessexpensive ($1,700, street) lens, except at minimum aperture, where it consistently provides better diffraction control.”
KenRockwell reviews the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S and writes;
“Autofocus is fast, and most importantly, dead-on accurate. Every shot I made at f/1.4 is right on target, without which, you’d not be able to take advantage of the 24mm f/1.4′s great sharpness wide-open. Bokeh, the quality of out-of-focus backgrounds as opposed to the degree of defocus, is wonderful wide-open in the center, but can get weird in the sides and corners. As expected today, sharpness is outstanding. The only significant thing that improves as stopped down is depth-of-field; it’s completely sharp at f/1.4.”
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Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S User Manual
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Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S Specifications
This Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S Nikkor lens delivers a prime wide-angle perspective and ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture for extreme light gathering capability and extraordinary performance.
Nano Crystal Coat
Further reduces ghosting and internal flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) Elements
Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
2 Aspherical Lens Elements
Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration, even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
Rear Focus (RF)
Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes.
Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
M/A Focus Mode Switch
Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.
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