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NikonWide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens
 
4.6

(based on 140 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (111)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (107)
  • Consistent output (71)
  • 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 (65)
  • Weddings (41)
  • Night photography (35)
  • General purpose (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (54), Semi-pro photographer (30), Pro photographer (21), Enthusiast (12), Casual photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (87), 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.

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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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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

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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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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

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

        very wide angle yet clear

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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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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

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          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

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

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

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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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

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

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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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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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                          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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                                  Great for shooting photos in a small enviroment

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                                  • Yes

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                                  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 Wide Angle AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Autofocus 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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                                    5.0

                                    Nikon 24 mm

                                    By Gaby

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

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

                                    After renting this lens 3 times it was time to buy my own. Great for groups and when you're in tight spaces. The colors are saturated nicely and there is little distortion around the edges. It's a good distortion though.

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