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Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt-Shift Lens

BH #NI2435DED • MFR #2168
Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt-Shift Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/32
  • Three ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Beginning with a comfortable wide-angle focal length, the Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED takes this broad field of view and adds both tilt and shift movements to control focus and perspective. Up to +/- 8.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control; +/- 11.5mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition; and +/- 90° of rotation is also possible for adjusting the axis of these movements. These movements benefit the wide-angle design, making it ideal for photographing landscapes, interiors, and architectural subjects with perspective and focus control to adjust distortion and depth of field.
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Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Overview

Beginning with a comfortable wide-angle focal length, the Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED takes this broad field of view and adds both tilt and shift movements to control focus and perspective. Up to +/- 8.5° of tilt is possible, for focus control; +/- 11.5mm of shift, to adjust perspective and composition; and +/- 90° of rotation is also possible for adjusting the axis of these movements. These movements benefit the wide-angle design, making it ideal for photographing landscapes, interiors, and architectural subjects with perspective and focus control to adjust distortion and depth of field.

Complementing the mechanical layout of the lens is an apt optical design, which includes three extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved clarity and sharpness. Both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, Close Range Correction helps to ensure consistent image quality and accurate rendering throughout the focusing range.

Perspective control, tilt-shift lens affords +/- 11.5mm of shift and +/- 8.5° of tilt, and both types of movements can be applied independently of one another. Additionally, 90° rotation is possible left and right, with stops at 30° intervals.
Three extra-low dispersion elements help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Three aspherical elements control spherical aberrations in order to lessen distortion and increase sharpness from edge to edge.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Close Range Correction system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from the minimum focusing distance of 8.3" to infinity.
UPC: 018208021680

Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Specs

Focal Length24mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84°
Tilt-Shift+/- 11.5 mm Shift
+/- 8.5° Tilt
Minimum Focus Distance8.27" / 21 cm
Maximum Magnification0.37x
Optical Design13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.25 x 4.25" / 82.5 x 108 mm
Weight1.61 lb / 730 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6.5 x 5"

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

Worth it

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-04

Made in Japan Nikon quality, solid and heavy. The lens is still new to me and there is some shooting needed to learn its ins and outs. Ex: Matrix metering on D850 over exposes when lens is tilted.

Wonderful Lens

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-15

This lens is well-constructed and suits my purposes for landscape photography. I'm sending it to Nikon USA so that it can be modified for the shift and tilt to be in the same axis. It's to bad it isn't sold with this arrangement.

Great lens!

By Gerald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-28

This lens is awesome, I love the tilt shift function and how easy it is to adjust. I did not know until arrival that it was a manual lens. I don’t recall the listing saying it was manual, so that is my only complaint. I love the lens, great quality and addition to my gear.

Great quality and function with very minor limitation

By Jeff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-12

First off, the optical quality of the lens is great, as you would expect from a Nikkor ED fixed focal length lens.  The tilt and shift functions are what make this lens special, and are lifesavers in some situations, such as architectural photography, and a wonderful tool in others, such as landscapes.  I use it primarily for landscapes, where tilting the focal plane lets me keep foreground and background in focus in situations where even shooting at f/22 with a conventional lens wont.   You can also use it to get the miniature effect. The only limitation with the lens is that the tilt and shift directions are tied together.  In other words you can have the lens configured to tilt and shift in the same plane, or in opposite planes, but you cant switch between them in the field (the newer 19mm PC doesnt have this limitation, but costs a lot more and doesnt allow filter use without special fittings) .  I have found in the field this doesnt really bother me much, as I am usually using either tilt or shift, not both together. I left mine in the factory configuration of tilt and shift being 90 degrees separate, and at least for me this works on the occasion I use both tilt and shift together.  The PC lens is the next best thing to having a view camera.

Complaints About Locking Knobs

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-09

This is a very nice lens and I look forward to many years of beautiful images. Before I purchased the lens I was taken aback by a number of reviews that complained about the tilt and shift locking knobs not tightening properly. To clarify, on page 22 of the owner's manual Nikon states, "The lens does not lock completely by turning the shift and tilt lock-release knobs. This is not a malfunction. Turning the shift and tilt lock-release knobs too tightly to lock the lens or forcibly shifting/tilting the lens when it is locked can damage it." Okay, all you he-men out there? Firm but not too tight get's the job done.

Design limitations when paired with an 810

By Dennis
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-31

Purchased the 24mm T/S lens to use with a Nikon 810. Been using 85mm T/S for a while and just assumed the fit of the 24 would be identical to the 85. To my surprise, the barrel of the 24 is shorter and thus the control knobs end up hitting the camera housing when rotating the lens body. You are able to rotate the lens body as long as the larger adjustment knobs are not in the top position. The tiny lock knobs have very little clearance between the�camera body, making access with larger fingers less than desirable but not a deal breaker. Not sure if this an issue with all bodies or specific to 810 only. Other than the chubby finger syndrome the lens quality is as expected for a Nikon product.

Very sharp lots of movement

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

This has lots of shift in my opinion, however, as far as I can see, you cannot do tilt and shift in the same picture, unlike the 19mm. For me it's not a problem since I mostly use shift. But it would be nice if it could. Great lens tho.

Fantastic in Every Way

By Winthrop
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-01

I went back and forth between this and other focal lengths, and settled on this one. I could not be happier. The pictures are crisp and sharp, and the panoramic photos using the shift are really great. Take the time to find a few on-line tutorials on how to use the lens, and then go out to test its various features. I got it primarily for architectural and landscape photography, and it is better than I had hoped.

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Asked by: Adams
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Date published: 2021-03-12

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Does the AI coupling tang have to be modified and folded back on the F6 and D3s for this lens to be mounted to these bodies?
Asked by: Matthew
The Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt-Shift Lens is not an AI or AI-S lens, and no physical adjustments or modifications to the lens are required to use the lens on either the Nikon D3s DSLR Camera or the Nikon F6 35mm Film SLR Camera. The Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt-Shift Lens is fully compatible with the Nikon D3s. When using the Nikon F6 35mm Film SLR Camera, you will not be able to adjust the aperture setting using the camera control dials (you must use the aperture ring on the lens), and the only exposure mode that is compatible would be the full Manual mode (Program Auto, Shutter-Priority, and Aperture-Priority will not work when using the Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED Tilt-Shift Lens). Also, when tilting/shifting the lens, handle the lens with care while shifting and/or tilting. Failure to do so may cause the lens to scratch the camera body. Otherwise, no other adjustments are necessary when using the above lens on either the Nikon D3s DSLR camera or Nikon F6 35mm Film SLR camera.
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Date published: 2018-08-27

question

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Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this lens usable with the old nikon film cameras as nikon fm?Thank you in avanceJean
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Asked by: David
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Answered by: Romney
Date published: 2021-02-12
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