Professional photographers have looked forward to the day when the naturally versatile perspective of a 24mm wide-angle lens and an ultrafast f/1.4 maximum aperture were brought together with NIKKOR expertise. That day has arrived, and Nikon is thrilled to announce an all-new, prime wide-angle lens to meet this demand.
Highly advanced optical engineering, combined with Nikon technologies such as ED glass, Nano Crystal Coat and Rear Focusing combine to render exceptional 24mm image quality. The 24's f/1.4 maximum aperture delivers remarkably bright viewing, enables extraordinary low light shooting opportunities and delivers beautifully soft backgrounds.
Designed to meet the performance demands of the larger Nikon FX format image sensor. It is, however, fully compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.
The Nikon 24mm F/1.4 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Nikon 24mm F/1.4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 24mm F/1.4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 24mm F/1.4: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Nikon serves notice, pro primes are back!
In the past ten years, Nikon has re-invented itself...they make the best cameras, both in low light (D3s) and Hi res (D3x). Some of their new zoom lens designs were so good Canon users were buying adapters just to use them manually (14-24mm f/2.8)...BUT... the Nikon primes were generally long in the tooth, and while good...they were not as good as these new Nikon zooms. Now the laws of physics have not changed over this time, a prime made with similar and contemporary design considerations as...View full Review
In the past ten years, Nikon has re-invented itself...they make the best cameras, both in low light (D3s) and Hi res (D3x). Some of their new zoom lens designs were so good Canon users were buying adapters just to use them manually (14-24mm f/2.8)...BUT... the Nikon primes were generally long in the tooth, and while good...they were not as good as these new Nikon zooms. Now the laws of physics have not changed over this time, a prime made with similar and contemporary design considerations as a zoom will be superior optically simply because the design does not have to compromise for changing focal length. Problem was, Nikon had not made any new technology seriously pro primes UNTIL NOW. This 24mm f/1.4 is the best Nikon lens made to date, probably the best lens I have ever seen or owned in 35+ years, and that includes Leica, Zeiss units costing triple or more the price of this beast...also including the Nikon 28mm 1.4 discontinued a few years back. It is super sharp at all apertures, has color saturation and micro contrast you have to see to believe. The bokeh is amazing from a 24mm lens, very smooth...but the most impressive part is how the design of this lens allows you to separate your subject from the background with authority...it just pops like 3D. I am convinced that clients will observe this dramatic difference, basically because this allows you to produce results that they have not seen before. It looks like Nikon is on a march to update its primes to the new standard it set with its pro zooms. Personally, I have always preferred to zoom with my feet and have the best glass on the camera. As of this writing it looks like Nikon is releasing a new 85mm 1.4 next week, with a similar price point, and I assume similar stunning results...place my order now, and keep those pro primes coming, Nikon!
Most Liked Negative Review
WON'T AUTOFOCUS BEYOND 30 ft.
This lens WON'T AUTOFOCUS BEYOND 30 feet--This DISASTROUS AUTOFOCUS FAILURE happens in all types of lighting and with all types of targets. Whenever I try to autofocus on targets over 30 feet away, my D700 focuses the 24mm f/1.4 at 15(!) feet and gives a solid "focus-locked-on" green light indication. There are many reliable internet reports of similar autofocus-failures with this lens on many different Nikon bodies. There is an especially thorough 24mmm f/1.4 autofocus evaluation in the DigL...View full Review
This lens WON'T AUTOFOCUS BEYOND 30 feet--This DISASTROUS AUTOFOCUS FAILURE happens in all types of lighting and with all types of targets. Whenever I try to autofocus on targets over 30 feet away, my D700 focuses the 24mm f/1.4 at 15(!) feet and gives a solid "focus-locked-on" green light indication. There are many reliable internet reports of similar autofocus-failures with this lens on many different Nikon bodies. There is an especially thorough 24mmm f/1.4 autofocus evaluation in the DigLloyd blog of May 8, 2010 Some samples are reported to autofocus well on one body, but to fail on another body. Buy this lens ONLY from a seller who guarantees a 100% refund in case of autofocus failure. ------------------- If you can get it to focus, the optical quality is absolutely superb--BEST OF CLASS.
Reviewed by 44 customers
The Nikon 24mm f/1.4 wide angle lens is amazingly sharp when hand help in dark situations. Below is a photo taken at night, hand held, at a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second, an aperture of f/1.4, an ISO of 1600, Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering.
I chose the 24mm f/1.4G ED as my first serious lens when I upgraded and bought a new camera even though it was the pricier of the other f/1.4s which I would eventually get. i ran into some auto-focus issues that turned out to be just me not knowing how to use my new camera which the people at the store were helpful familiarizing me with the different auto-focus settings such as A, S, and C. ever since then, i had no problems with the lens focusing. i mainly keep my camera on AF-S, but occasionally use AF-C in sports. i now photograph with prime lenses and i have used the 24mm f/1.4G to cover occasions and sporting events. personally, my favorite subject photographing is my dog and places we go together. i love the creaminess at it's fastest setting and the sharpness in it's slowest. i enjoy the creative possibilities with this lens. i hope you have room in your camera bag for this lens or better yet, on your camera in your hand.
Im Unsinn this Lens for architetural and Industrial Photography. Its in use on a d800 and d600. This Lens delivers sharpness even at wide open and a very creamy shallow depth of field for a wide angle lens
Love the lens. It is a perfect compliment to my D800E. I do recomment stopping it down to 2.0 for better color corner to corner (some vignetting at 1.4). Really becomes sharp from f/4.0 to f/16. This is a great landscape and interior focal length. Resolution is a good match for the D800E. I expect this to perform well with future cameras as demands on lens quality continues to be challenged.
It is fast and it has little or no distortion that shows to kinds of photographs I take. Utterly perfect for shots of Mutant Vehicles at Burning Man. The best time is just as the sun sets, but enough to illuminate the background and show the vehicles self illumination, not much else, without the low f stop can do it. Having such a wide aperture range allows carful control of the depth of field, critical in crowed situations to allow focus on the subject you intended. It is well made, focus fast and gives you a very bright viewfinder in all conditions.
Sharp lens. Ever so slightly slower to AF than some of my other lenses.
I used this for the 1st time last weekend to shoot a wedding, and I'm blown away by the results. It is SHARP from edge to edge, especially when stopped down to 2.0. Fantastic low light performance, fast, quiet, and accurate auto-focus (even in low light), and beautiful, soft bokeh. Just get used to zooming with your feet and you'll love this wide angle prime.
This lense is perfect for low light photos
This is a great lens. Matched up with a D800e, it captures incredible detail and dynamic range. Combined with its fast aperture of 1.4, it is a very versatile and capable product. I was amazed at the colors captured with this combination (D800e and 24mm) while taking pictures at the National Conservatory and in the DC area around the monuments. I was able to hand hold the majority of the shots, keeping an ISO below 400 (100 for most of them) and still have shutter speeds fast enough to eliminate any blurring or loss of sharpness. When I saw the picture later on my computer, I could hardly believe the range of colors that were captured of the flowers. The fast aperture allowed me to focus on the main subject within a frame, creating a soft and very pleasant bokeh. Those shots I took using a tripod with very slow shutter speeds are sharp and have great color consistency. Despite the high price tag for this lens, I have absolutely NO regrets for buying it. It is a great product and can really show the capabilities of a D800e when matched with this camera.
Great low light performance