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Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens USA

You Pay: $359.95
Product Highlights
  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Close Range Correction System
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 12"
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm

The AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens from Nikon is a compact, lightweight and fast wide-angle lens useful for architectural photography, landscapes, environmental portraiture and many other applications. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture makes it effective in low light and when shooting hand-held. It provides a 36mm focal length equivalence when used on DX format Nikon DSLRs.

The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides superior picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range and Nikon's Super Integrated Lens Coating improves light transmission, reducing ghosting and flare. The lens weighs just 9.5 oz and accepts 52mm filters.

An integrated aperture control ring enables manual control of exposure in addition to lens' support of AE control through the camera body. For programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure shooting, use the minimum aperture lock lever to lock the lens aperture at f/22.

Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300 cameras--lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture for sharp imaging in low light and when shooting hand-held
Lightweight and compact build
The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system enables improved picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range
Super Integrated Lens Coating reduces flare and ghosting
Built-in aperture control ring
Distance and depth of field scales
Performance
Focal Length 24mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 36 mm
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°
DX Picture Angle: 61°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.00' (30.5 cm)
Magnification 0.11x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:9
Elements/Groups 9/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.8" (6.35 x 4.57 cm)
Weight 9.52 oz (270 g)
Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens
  • 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • NILF4
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 4-Year USA Extension upon Registration
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    NikonAF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 141 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (92)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (112)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (108)
    • Consistent output (72)
    • Easily interchangeable (68)
    • Strong construction (66)

    Cons

    • Slow focus (4)
    • Blurry focus (3)
    • Poor in low light (3)
    • Tough to attach (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (98)
    • Low light (66)
    • Weddings (41)
    • Night photography (35)
    • General purpose (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (54), Semi-pro photographer (30), Pro photographer (22), Enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (88), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Lens!

    Not much to say that hasn't already been said about this little jewel. So I'll tell a bit about my style of shooting and perhaps that may help you decide what is best for...Read complete review

    Not much to say that hasn't already been said about this little jewel. So I'll tell a bit about my style of shooting and perhaps that may help you decide what is best for you.I've shot film (35mm and Medium format), digital (full-frame and crop sensors), both Canon and Nikon, plus mirrorless, rangefinder, etc.I've owned many zooms including the 16-35, 17-40, 24-70, and 70-200 zooms but have sold my zooms and only use primes (which I've used on and off for the last 20 years).If you shoot primes and don't need or want the expensive f/1.2, f/1.4, or f/2, then this 24mm f/2.8 will please you. It's small, lightweight, affordable, uses 52mm filters, and is a great performer.If you are shooting full-frame (like me) the 24mm, 50mm, 85mm combo may be all you really need. For crop sensor DSLRs, the 24 will be more like a 36mm (which is a handy focal length as well and would work nice with a 35mm and 50mm).I prefer the 24mm prime over the more expensive and bulky 16-35 f/4 VR (which is a wonderful lens). While it doesn't zoom nor get as wide, it is just as sharp at 24mm. The wider shots tend to be too wide for my style and the big lenses are always contrary to my style of shooting.I like to keep my photography fairly simple so that the gear doesn't get in my way of creating images. Just my two cents.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    solid build, so-so images on a D90

    This lens might, as other reviews have said, be great on film bodies. And it does feel well-built. But on my D90, on which it's effectively a 36mm or so lens, it...Read complete review

    This lens might, as other reviews have said, be great on film bodies. And it does feel well-built. But on my D90, on which it's effectively a 36mm or so lens, it consistently produced flat, dull images that lacked contrast and seemed slightly distorted. Grass on a field, for instance, had a persistent yellow tint through this 24mm; the same scenes looked more real through my newer 50mm 1.4g. And the geometry of certain objects seemed very slightly skewed... which might be ok for landscapes and non-critical architectural shots, but definitely not ok if people are in the picture.

    On the plus side, the 24mm does focus quickly and accurately, and produces sharp images. It feels good in hand, if maybe a bit too small to cradle in the hand as you shoot. Solid build -- made in Japan.

    My 50mm 1.4G lens is much slower to focus, but makes pictures that look more accurate and more vivid than those from this 24mm.

    I will miss the expansive view of the shorter focal length. But rather than continue with this fixed 24mm, I'll settle for the also-mediocre images that the kit 18-105 lens produces.

    Reviewed by 141 customers

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    5.0

    Sharp, fast

    By Ksmith4278

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

      I use this for interiors photography, and is fine in most average size spaces. Also great on my Nikon D610 with a steady cam rig. Not too heavy, and easy to balance.

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      5.0

      Awesome Lens

      By DBM

      from Roanoke, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

      I started out with a kit lens and found myself leaving it set to 24mm and decided to give this prime a try. I'm very glad I did. For landscapes, night skies, and even street photography, it's almost perfect. It is extremely sharp and has a hard infinity focus stop that makes it great for night skies. It is light and easy to cary all day. I wish every lens were this good.

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      5.0

      excellent lens for the price

      By robert jerrom

      from San Jose,Ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

        I bought this lens for landscape work primarily but have since put it to work for night shots , hoping to get out and get some Milky Way shots.I also looked at the 20mm f/2.8 but wasn't able to justify he extra $$ for the extra 10deg of view .Lens is fast,sharp and has pretty close focus capabilities too.

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        5.0

        Wide enough

        By Guillermo

        from Finger Lakes NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

          Used for landscape photos, individual images have good color fidelity and sharpness. They are wide enough to be nice images by themselves. Three appropriately spaced images can be stitched into Pans of about 125 deg. Narrower on a DX camera.

          The lens is small and light, a nice feature on the trail. This lens does not auto focus on a DX camera which might be an issue for some.

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          5.0

          Good little prime lens made in Japan

          By check

          from Toronto Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

          it feels solid, and takes sharp pictures, I like it!

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          5.0

          fast

          By Joseph Churchill

          from Houston Texas

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

            very wide angle yet clear

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good Lens

            By Appear Photo

            from Birmingham, Al.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

              I primarily use 24-70 or 35 1.4 for group shots but purchased this lens for when I do not have my 24-70 handy and need something a little bit wider than my 35 1.4mm. I have used this lens primarily for group images and receptions and have been happy with the results. Not the best lens in the bag but then again if I wanted it to be one of the best I would have purchase the 24 1.4mm but I don't use it enough to spend that kind of money on one. Bottom line is if you need a wider lens but not ultra wide for group shots and such this is a great lens but I would not want it to be my primary lens.

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              5.0

              great wide angle lens

              By Tommy Mac

              from Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                Very well made and works great on my D800. Small and lightweight enough for travel.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice wide angle lens

                By Juan Luis

                from Quebec city, Quebec-Canada

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                  Light and small.. easy to carry everywhere.. really sharp images.. i use it for outdoor.. landscapes.. acrobats portraits.. etc.. and it works really nice it gets the job done with no problem!

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                  5.0

                  Useful lens

                  By MtnAndy

                  from SLC, UT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                    I use this lens to shoot landscapes, alpine climbing, and ski touring. This is a great lens that won't add much weight to your bag and will fit almost everything you can see into your photo. Auto focus is fast and accurate.

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                    5.0

                    Great wide angle lens

                    By Salt Lake City Photographer

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                      This lens is sharp and wide with very minimal distortion around the edges.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Lens.....

                        By Vu Nguyen

                        from Houston TX

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                            This lens is very sharp wide open @ 24mm, it even sharper than Nikon 24-70 mm f2.8 @ 24mm.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            great little lens

                            By d_hillphoto

                            from South Portland, Maine

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                              This lens is small, lightweight, unobtrusive, and a simply awesome. The focus is fast and accurate, and the colors are rich and vibrant. I have noticed a little distortion and vignetting at the very corners, this was easily fixed in post. vVry happy with this purchase.

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A ' Must Have' lens

                              By Rico

                              from Arlington, VA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                I know Zoom lenses are the preferred form of glass these days, but nothing compares to the 24mm f/2.8D fixed focal length. If you haven't shot one. Try it. I've been a working pro for almost 40 years. What was true in 1975 is true today. You need a 24mm in your case. In addition to the tack sharp 82 degree view per frame. You can stitch as many frames as you need to create unequaled panoramic's. It's a true classic that still delivers.

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                                5.0

                                Great little lens

                                By Luis

                                from New Jersey

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight
                                • Rugged
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                  Cheap, light, fast. Can't beat this lens. I use it as one of my walk around lenses when i don't wanna carry the 50mm. Enough wide angle without being too wide.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great balance of speed and size

                                  By Royl

                                  from Louisiana

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                    People, Interiors, Landscapes. Great wide angle lens on D600 or D800, and a great walk around lens on a D7100. Sharp center at f2.8 and sharp all over at f5.6. Focus is fast and accurate.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great wide angle lens

                                    By Andrew

                                    from Pennsylvania

                                    Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                    This lens is great. Reasonably sharp wide open and very little, if any, distortion. The aperture ring is definitely a plus if you like using manual lenses.

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                                    5.0

                                    Worth the money

                                    By Luis

                                    from Nj

                                    Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                    Great little lens. Sturdy and heavy. A little aberration due to the wide angle but great photos so far. It's sharp and pretty fast on my nikon Df. Don't regret buying it.

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                                    5.0

                                    Like the size and results

                                    By Nana

                                    from Milton, Ga.

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Night Photography

                                      Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                      Great for shooting photos in a small enviroment

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                                      • Yes

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Best of all!

                                      By FoxPh

                                      from Bogotá, Colombia

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Nice Bokeh
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Lens:

                                        Must of my work its doing extreme sports, as you know wide angle lenses are the big boss´s around here. anyway im impressed whit this tiny baby! it has the right amount of aberration just enough to get the space but no tu much to lose your self on the effect. Perfect for video you will love it.

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