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Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens USA

You Pay: $536.95
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Aperture - f/2.8
  • Aperture Range - f/2.8 - f/22
  • Classic Nikon F Mount
  • AIS - Auto Indexing Shutter Metering
  • AI - Auto Indexing Meter Coupling
  • SIC - Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • CRC - Close-Range Correction
  • Engraved Aperture Ring
  • Filter Size - 52mm
  • Depth-of-Field / Focus Distance Scales

Well known for superb optical quality, Nikon's NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens offers compact size and a convenient 52mm filter size. It features Nikon's Close-Range-Correction which ensures that optical quality is maintained even at close distances.

As with all Nikkor manual focus equipment this lens is built to very high standards. Construction is all metal and focusing is very smooth.

A high quality super-wide angle lens with more controllable perspective than a 20mm lens
Classic Nikon manual focus construction
Performance
Focal Length 24mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 84°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.00' (30.5 cm)
Magnification Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Reproduction Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Elements/Groups 9/9
Diaphragm Blades Not Specified By Manufacturer
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.8" (6.35 x 4.57 cm)
Weight 9.7 oz (275 g)

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NikonNIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Easily interchangeable (6)
  • Rugged (6)
  • Consistent output (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night photography (4)
    • Macro photography (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    My most used lens in years!

    I have had this lens for 25 years now and still in use—the best and most useful lens ever that I have had in all my years in photography. I have used it...Read complete review

    I have had this lens for 25 years now and still in use—the best and most useful lens ever that I have had in all my years in photography. I have used it for both hobby and professional practice and in different countries, settings, climate, and subjects. It works well with groups or individuals as foreground and with people, scenes, or objects. It's a hardy lens, sharp, and quick to handle and operate. The 52mm spec is standard for accessories—filters, hood, extenders, etc. I have used it with at least two different Nikon body models with consistently good results. I've used it effectively in both closeups and full-view shots. In times when I can bring along only one lens with me, this is usually my first choice, because of its superb versatility.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    for DX jury is still out

    My primary camera is a D90 . I have enjoyed my trusty ole 55mm f/3.5 with the 90. I was hoping for the same enjoyment with this lens. So far not so...Read complete review

    My primary camera is a D90 . I have enjoyed my trusty ole 55mm f/3.5 with the 90. I was hoping for the same enjoyment with this lens. So far not so much. Have slaped it on the FM2n and a,m waiting for a couple of rolls of Velva to come back from processing and scanning. Still expermitting with f stops thinking I'll find the sweet spot. I wanted to make sure I had one before it goes out of production. Thinking the 28 mm version my have been a better choice.

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    5.0

    Great lens.

    By JBoes

    from Portland

    Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

    Using this lens on my Nikon D810 and it works great. Also nice that it can be used on an older film body with the aperture ring it has.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cadillac of all nikon manual lenses!

    By Tatranegativ

    from Slovak Republic

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

          This piece of equipment is unparalleled quality! There is nothing like old school made manual quality lens. This is one testimony from the 80 ies, how things were meant to be made. I was deciding between AF and this lens in 24mm focal lens. Super choice! Yes AF is convenient to have, but if you stop down to f8 during the bright day and focus at 2m, than you have everything in focus from 1.1m to 15m or if you focus at infinity at f8, you got everything in focus from 2.3 m to infinity. The clarity of this lens is unbelievable. To my opinion it is very small, light (not much heavier than plastic AF), and this lens will out lost you. It is made in Japan, no surprises in the box or on the box, none made in China signs! It is the lens as you would buy it in 1985 from Japan.
          Use this lens with NIKON Df.Perfect choice for street photography in tight European narrow small little streets!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solid, well functioning basic wide angle

          By lensUser

          from Boston, MA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Basic Kit
          • Very good value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

              For manual operation, much more repeatable than the AF version.

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              (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              all purpopse lens

              By XS

              from Barcelona Spain

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                Amazing to HD video with DSLR cameras.
                dificult to adjust focus as however with the wide angle lenses

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nikkor superb manual wide angle

                By Doctor

                from Athens, Greece

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                  This is an amazing manual focus lens. I use it with the FM3A camera. The sharpness is excellent, the contrast is wonderful but the thing you can't find anymore on lenses is the quality. All metal construction, creamy soft focus ring, very small and light. I am a Canon user since 1995 but Nikon did make fantastic manual focus lenses. It is hard to find these lenses now a days so a big thanks to B&H Photo for having them in stock.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful lens!

                  By Bob

                  from CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                    This is one of the classic Nikkor manual focus lenses. Wonderfully sharp even wide open, and great for low light shooting. I use it in macro photography, reversed on a PB-6 Nikon bellows and the details are simply amazing in this configuration. This is a wonderfully constructed lens with great optics!

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                    • No

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                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    no regrets...

                    By Lela

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                      I have used this lens for landscape and interior. There is great clarity and no vignetting. Great shape and performance.All my lens are AIS and I use them on my Nikon D40. Can only shoot manual, and that is fine by me. Have had it for 30 years. Still use it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing wide angle

                      By Pat the bat

                      from Phila PA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                        I mounted the 24mm lens on my Nikon FM film camera and the image quality and clarity is by far superior to my previous prime lenses. Perfect for landscape shots and is a durable piece of glass. No problems so far. Would definitely recommend to beginners and professionals alike.

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                        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AIS

                        By Matt

                        from Champaign, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography

                          Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                          I purchased this lens for my road trip recently. I use this lens with my Nikon FM10. My first impressions are that the lens is light and the zoom ring is very smooth. The distance scale is very useful when shooting landscape. I use this lens all the time during my trip (to Grand canyon, Bryce canyon, Antelope, Zion, and Death valley). The lens is wide enough to capture the scene while maintain subjects' proportion. Highly recommend for full frame and film camera.

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                          • No

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                          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very nice wide angle

                          By Chip

                          from East Coast USA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                            This is great anywhere a 28mm lens would do, only a little more so. Actually, the 4mm makes a stark difference. The lens is very sharp and shows little distortion in normal use. It is great indoors and in urban settings. Those are where I've used it so far. I'm looking forward to the first trip to mountains with it.

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                            (1 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            for DX jury is still out

                            By lamplighter

                            from Indiana

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                              My primary camera is a D90 . I have enjoyed my trusty ole 55mm f/3.5 with the 90. I was hoping for the same enjoyment with this lens. So far not so much. Have slaped it on the FM2n and a,m waiting for a couple of rolls of Velva to come back from processing and scanning. Still expermitting with f stops thinking I'll find the sweet spot. I wanted to make sure I had one before it goes out of production. Thinking the 28 mm version my have been a better choice.

                              Share this review

                              (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              An old school lens that rocks

                              By Flash

                              from Tucson, AZ

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Nice Bokeh
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Lens flare into the sun

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                              An old school photographer friend talked me into buying this lens, and it is now my favorite Nikon lens. I like to shoot close foregrounds against interesting backgrounds. This 24mm somehow has the ability to make the close foreground look natural and not distorted while allowing the background to contribute in a robust but integrated way. For example, this lens is great for a portrait in which the subject stands on a garden path that leads back and out of focus. On my full frame camera, an old F3, perspectives are stunning.

                              On my D300, I mostly shoot in aperture-priority mode, so the lack of auto-focus doesn't bother me. I'll even go one step further: it is a good thing that this lens is not AF because it forces you to think about how you're casting foreground against background.

                              A few quick extras: bokeh is buttery and beautiful, colors are rich and contrasty, near focus goes to just a few inches, the focus ring feels great and has a very long throw, the barrel is straight and compact, and it has a nice balance on a mid-size DSLR.

                              I waited for over a year for my lens to come into stock. Because they're still in the catalog, I figure that Nikon makes a batch from time to time. Be patient.

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                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Fantastic Lens

                              By George the Classicist

                              from Davis, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                                I have an interesting story to tell you about regarding this lens. I first bought it new in 1992, and sold it during 2004. An unwise move as I thought all I needed was the 24-50mm AFD (purchased during 2001) to cover the 24mm angle. Since 2004 I had been thinking of it, and repurchased it brand new in 2009 from B&H. I still have the 24-50mm AFD, but found it not as sturdy as I had preferred. The construction of the manual 24mm/2.8 AIS is superb. Nikon does a great job producing these classics. It is light, and takes 52 mm filters. Both are qualities if you do travel photography.

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                                (28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                My most used lens in years!

                                By Ed Passi

                                from San Diego, CA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quick Focus
                                • Rugged
                                • Sharp Focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens:

                                  I have had this lens for 25 years now and still in use—the best and most useful lens ever that I have had in all my years in photography. I have used it for both hobby and professional practice and in different countries, settings, climate, and subjects. It works well with groups or individuals as foreground and with people, scenes, or objects. It's a hardy lens, sharp, and quick to handle and operate. The 52mm spec is standard for accessories—filters, hood, extenders, etc. I have used it with at least two different Nikon body models with consistently good results. I've used it effectively in both closeups and full-view shots. In times when I can bring along only one lens with me, this is usually my first choice, because of its superb versatility.

                                  Share this review

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