Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor

Last updated (26 July’10):
– Review by PhotographyBay

The Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor features 24mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/3.5. The lens construction has 13 elements in 10 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.7ft.(0.21m) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor lens weighs 1.60 pounds and it measures 82.5mm in diameter and 108mm long.

Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor Reviews

PhotographyBay reviews the Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor and writes;
“Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat dramatically reduces ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. Three ED glass elements minimize chromatic aberration for higher-resolution, higher-contrast images. Three aspherical lenses effectively correct spherical aberration and coma.”
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Shutterbug reviews the Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor and writes;
“Tilt and shift is self-evident, with a loosening, composing, and lock-down procedure that quickly becomes easy. Those doing functional photography will find it invaluable; those doing more fanciful and personal work will be amazed at the options.”
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Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor and writes;
“Focus is tight and precise. It’s not likely to drift. It’s perfectly geared: not too skittish and not too slow. The only way to dull the sharpness, besides stopping down too far, is to shoot wide-open and look in the two farthest corners at full shift. If you shoot with full shift, stop down to f/5.6 or f/8 and the farthest corners are perfect.”
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Momentcorp reviews the Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor and writes;
“The PC-E Nikkor 24mm shows great sharpness from f/3.5 to f/16, after that the lens starts softening up due to diffraction. That said, the lens can be stopped down to f/22 without problems, at f/32 it’s somewhat soft on screen, sharpened picture @ f/32 is usable on prints though.”
Rating: ★★★★★

User Opinions

Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor User Reviews

Absolutely incredible | Rating: ★★★★★
“I can’t say enough good things about this lens. at 3.5 its tack sharp. obviously it only gets better from there. the dials on the side are a little smaller than the 85mm pc–that would be my only complaint on an otherwise fantastic lens!” – by Judson Abts

Best 24mm tilt/shift lens yet | Rating: ★★★★★
“The Nikon 24 T/S is a very nice handling lens and built to similar standards as the several-year old 85 f/2.8D PC-Micro-Nikkor. However, it now offers electonic aperture control, a boon for usability, but a disappointment for those of us who like to shoot Nikon lenses also on Canon via an adapter.. The good news is that optical performance is very high. Having used the Canon 24/3.5L T/S and the Olympus 24/3.5 shift.” – by Lloyd L. Chambers

Not perfect, but I’m impressed. | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The photo I see most often is a field of flowers with the lens tilted. I don’t have much interest in tilting a 24mm lens but from what I see, its great for this and image quality should be super.. The good news is that if you restrict your shift to about 8-8.5mm the corners clean up, the illumination falloff disappears and things are sharp everywhere. Lens is quite good or great, depending on what you want it for.” – by Coronet Blue

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Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Nikon 24mm f/3.5D ED PC-E Nikkor Features & Specifications

* Wide shifting and tilting range (shift: ±11.5 mm; tilt: ±8.5°)
* ±90° lens revolving capability for versatile tilt/shift effects
* Maximum reproduction ratio of 1/2.7 (at 0.21 m/0.7 ft.)
* Three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements for superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration
* Three aspherical lens elements minimize various types of lens aberration
* Nano Crystal Coat virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections, effectively reducing ghosting and flare
* High-performance Nikon Super Integrated Coating delivers superior color reproduction while substantially reducing ghosting and flare
* Rounded 9-blade diaphragm for more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements
* Lens aperture can be preset by using aperture ring and aperture stop-down button
* With the Nikon D3 and D300, auto aperture control with electromagnetic diaphragm is possible


Filter Size: 77mm
f/Stop Range: 3.5-32
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.7′ (0.21 m)
Magnification: 1:2.7
Angle of View: 84° (maximum 101° when fully shifted)
Groups/Elements: 10/13
Length: 4.3″ (108mm)
Maximum Diameter: 3.2″ (83mm)
Weight: 1.6 lbs (730g)

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