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About Nikon 24mm F/1.4

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

Nikon 24mm F/1.4 Features

  • Prime Wide-angle Perspective Ultra-fast f/1.4 Aperture
    Natural wide angle of view, with extreme light gathering capability, delivers extraordinary performance, meeting a broad range of challenging assignments
  • Nano Crystal Coat
    Further reduces ghosting and internal flare across a wide range of wavelengths for even greater image clarity.
  • 2 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements
    Offers superior sharpness and color correction by effectively minimizing chromatic aberration, even at the widest aperture settings.
  • 2 Aspherical Lens Elements
    Aspherical lens elements virtually eliminate coma and other types of aberration,even when shooting at the widest available aperture.
  • Rear Focus (RF)
    Provides smooth and fast autofocus while eliminating front barrel rotation and lens length changes.
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
    Enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus.
  • M/A Focus Mode Switch
    Enables quick changes between manual and autofocus operation.
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
    Renders more natural appearance of out-of-focus image elements.

Nikon 24mm F/1.4 Specifications

F stop range
Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
Minimum F stop: 16
Construction
12 elements in 10 groups
Angle of view
FX Fortmat 84° / DX Format 61°
Compatible Format(s)
FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film
Compatibility List
D1 Series, D2 Series, D40 Series, D50, D60, D70 Series, D80, D90, D100, D200, D300, D300S, D3X, D3S, D700

D3000, D5000

Pronea 600i, Pronea S Series

Nikon F5, F6, F100, F80, F75, F65, F60, F55, F50, F-401

F4, F90 Series, F70, F801 Series, F601M (P and S modes only)
Closest Focusing Distance
0.82ft.(0.25m)
Maximum Magnification
0.179x
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions
3.3x3.5 in. (Diameter x Length)
83 x88.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight
Approx. 21.9 oz. (620g)
Mfr #
2184
SKU
NK2414U

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4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finest Modern Nikkor yet tried

Along with a normal lens ( currently 50mm F/1.4 AF-D & AIS choices ) I live in wide angle country. I preferred a 35mm but went to a 24mm when doing an article, then some spreads in NYC. I felt freed using a 24mm in tight city streets. That was almost 30 years ago. Having been shooting various 24mms ever since. Mostly Nikkors, then some Leitz’s & Zeiss, but also on set using Canon, Pentax And this one is good. Which is direct opposition to what I have found with most modern Nikkor lense

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Along with a normal lens ( currently 50mm F/1.4 AF-D & AIS choices ) I live in wide angle country. I preferred a 35mm but went to a 24mm when doing an article, then some spreads in NYC. I felt freed using a 24mm in tight city streets. That was almost 30 years ago. Having been shooting various 24mms ever since. Mostly Nikkors, then some Leitz’s & Zeiss, but also on set using Canon, Pentax And this one is good. Which is direct opposition to what I have found with most modern Nikkor lenses. They seem to be dummied down to the quality of digital sensors, compromising on saturation, depth, richness and just plain biting contrast that rocks you out of your seat. Nikon should have improved the sensors to match the glass, rather than compromised the glass to match the sensors. Alas, modern society. This 24mm G lens also shares this characteristic, but to a surprisingly low degree. It is truly sharp, edge to edge from 2.8 down, and close wide open. I see no practical distortion, which of late has been rampant amongst modern Nikkors and my biggest customer complaint. They will no longer buy images with noticeable distortion. So on this account I would buy this lens alone. In fact, it appears so sharp, I can see the hairs on the inner eye lids on a half length portrait shot at F /4.0, hand held under incandescent light at 1/15 of a second.on an old D90. It’s color is also extraordinary. It is actually both it’s greatest feature and noticeable flaw. It is so pure - refined and delicate are better words. Elegant in fact. Separating different tones distinctly and continuously. On Velvia film this attribute is so awesome it will make you weep. Hypnotic. Yea, the auto focus blows. As it does on every G lens I have used, in comparison of course to older D Nikkors. But it’s manual focusing is extraordinary. It almost ( but doesn’t and perhaps cannot ) matches a manual focus Nikkor in response, control and usability. Now for the dark side. The strangest thing is that whilst it is so sharp it’s image for want of a better word looks papery. Almost like it was “painted onâ€�. Again, I have noticed this in all modern Nikkors. Less so here than elsewhere, but still noticeable. And as superb as the color is, and it is superb, the shadows go that blue gray/cyan color. Seen this too on most modern Nikkors. Probably the Nano coat ( if it does anything other than help marking propaganda ). I actually don’t mind this characteristic as much as other things. But if shoot fashion or other high end stuff where people demand ( and deserve ) perfection you may have a problem. And of course, despite it’s Nano coat rave rave reviews, whether real or planted/paid off, the lens flares more than most older Nikkors. Clearly more than any of my old Nikkor 24mms â€" F/2.0, F2.8 wither AF-D or AIS. Not like the new 50mm F/1.4G which is basically useless to me for a variety of it’s many serious shortcomings, including it’s tremendous propensity to flare. But still problematic. So care needs to be exerted in cross or close light. But it’s big issues that regulate this lens to lesser use than the older AIS & AF-D 24s is it’s lack of bite and three dimensionality. It just doesn’t have that killer bite. That depth. Of color and overall weight. And that magic “glowâ€�. The Leica Look if you will. Not that a lot of Nikkors do. But many of the older “proâ€� targeted lenses did. You would think modern technology could give us that. Or perhaps manufactures just don’t care? Unknown. But in comparison to my older Nikkor 24mm F/2.0 AIS the images suffers in this area. The old 24mm F/2.0 AIS image looks like you are there. It jumps. It’s so real, you think you can reach out an touch it. I think this may be a function of the G lenses lack of biting contrast. In comparison it is quite shocking. Because looking at the G lens image in isolation it is great. But not side by side. And the Nikkor 24mm F/2.0 AIS’s reputation is actually horrible, despite it’s extreme popularity ( and subsequent extreme used selling price ) in some quarters. And it is at least partially justified in some samples. It usually had very low contrast and limited sharpness. But I have 3 good ones ( out of 30 trys ). And they still are very suspect lenses. Still whilst the 24mm F/2.0 AIS relatively low in contrast, it is significantly snappier and more biting than the G lens. And the sharpness of the old lens also has a terrible rep. But I have good ones and would say that perhaps they remain sharper than the G lens. Hard to tell and the older lense just jumps and hits harder. And the G lens color - despite it's greatness does not suprass the old lens. Despite the AIS F/2.0's somewhat less ( noticably but slight # refinement in color, it the AIS is more accurate and more realistic. And the Nikkor 24mm F/2.8 AF-D or AIS is even better than the F/2.0 AIS # If you get a good one - good luck! #. The flaws should be taken into context. As they are strictly in comparison to older “golden age of western manufacturingâ€� products. Compared to newer Nikkors or other Japanese manufacture’s modern lenses I would say this is the best I have used. If you have owned a new 85mm F/1.4G or 35mm F/1.8 and have seen it’s image as wanting # after 3 tries each dumped mine a while back ) you will understand the problem. That is not the case here. I would say this is the finest modern Nikkor available. A great piece of glass. Highly recommended and should be the high speed auto focus wide angle of choice in anybody;'s bag. It is in mine. I hope the 35mm G F/1.4 is as good, will get one too love the length. Good shooting.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awful Autofocus

This lens was greatly awaited. When it arrived, I got about 50% focus reliability. The silent wave motor on this and the new 50mm 1.4 lens does not meet professional standards. Very slow, and VERY inaccurate. It seems it runs out of power to drive it to complete focus. tv

Reviewed by 44 customers

 
5.0

Excellent, Bright, Wide Angle lens

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

captured images are so creamy

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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.

 
5.0

Big Price but totally worth

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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

 
5.0

24mm f/1.4G is worth the high price

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great lens for sunset level lighting

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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.

 
5.0

Sharp!

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Sharp lens. Ever so slightly slower to AF than some of my other lenses.

 
5.0

Simply Amazing

By

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.

 
5.0

corner to corner sharp

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This lense is perfect for low light photos

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Lens

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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.

 
5.0

Great lo light performance

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Great low light performance

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Greg S  I need a high quality every day lens for my D60. Is this a good option?
EDWIN M  It is important to define your use for it and the type of photos you take. This lens is excellent in every way. Also look at the 35mm f/1.8 which cost a lot less.
Greg S  Thanks Edwin. I'm learning a ton, I really appreciate all the replies I've received. Based on what i've heard, I may be best off using the 18-200 - I'm a casual shooter looking to keep my bag light. Thanks again.
Greg S  I need a high quality every day lens for my D60. Is this a good option?
EDWIN M  It is important to define your use for it and the type of photos you take. This lens is excellent in every way. Also look at the 35mm f/1.8 which cost a lot less.
Greg S  Thanks Edwin. I'm learning a ton, I really appreciate all the replies I've received. Based on what i've heard, I may be best off using the 18-200 - I'm a casual shooter looking to keep my bag light. Thanks again.
Greg S  I need a high quality every day lens for my D60. Is this a good option?
EDWIN M  It is important to define your use for it and the type of photos you take. This lens is excellent in every way. Also look at the 35mm f/1.8 which cost a lot less.
Greg S  Thanks Edwin. I'm learning a ton, I really appreciate all the replies I've received. Based on what i've heard, I may be best off using the 18-200 - I'm a casual shooter looking to keep my bag light. Thanks again.
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