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About Nikon 24mm F/2.8

The Nikon 24mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Nikon 24mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon 24mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 24mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (21),Consistent output (16),Durable (14),Easily interchangeable (13),Strong construction (13),Fast / accurate auto-focus (13),Rugged (10),Nice bokeh (8),Sharp (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (17),Low light (9),Weddings (9),Night photography (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11),Semi-pro photographer (8),Pro photographer (3)

Nikon 24mm F/2.8 Features

  • Close Range correction (CRC) system provides high performance at both near and far focusing distances
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Ideal for candids and landscape photography

Nikon 24mm F/2.8 Specifications

9 groups/ 9 elements
Angle of view
FX Format 84° / DX Format 61°
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
1 foot
Compatible Format(s)
FX, DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film

Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.5 x 1.8 inches
9.5 oz

Nikon 24mm F/2.8 Reviews

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(based on 26 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Very sharp, Good for scenery.

I am using this lens with D200 and D70. This lens is very sharp, very good for scenery, much better than zoom lens(18-70mm etc.)


Most Liked Negative Review


Super portable, bad sharpness

I bought this lens as a 35mm equivalent for my D90. Manual focus is a breeze with this lens, it's very compact and light, and a joy to use in field (of course AF works, but the focus ring is so nice to use that I almost always used it in MF). It's too bad that newer Nikon lenses aren't built as well as this lens. There is only one major drawback to this lens, and it is it's sharpness. This lens is not among Nikon's sharpest lenses. Compared to the 35mm f1.8 DX, the 35 is way sharper at f/1.8 ...

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I bought this lens as a 35mm equivalent for my D90. Manual focus is a breeze with this lens, it's very compact and light, and a joy to use in field (of course AF works, but the focus ring is so nice to use that I almost always used it in MF). It's too bad that newer Nikon lenses aren't built as well as this lens. There is only one major drawback to this lens, and it is it's sharpness. This lens is not among Nikon's sharpest lenses. Compared to the 35mm f1.8 DX, the 35 is way sharper at f/1.8 than this lens at f/2.8. All being said, if your looking for a lightweight wide angle for your full frame Nikon, this lens may be ideal (I haven't tried it myself on FX). On DX, you're probably better off using the 35mm f/1.8 DX (50mm equivalent) which is cheaper, sharper, faster, has faster AF, and is a bit more lightweight. On the other hand, if weight is your main concern and you *need* a 35mm equivalent for your DX, and am prepared for the weak sharpness (just stop down), by all means go for it. It's an absolute joy to use in field.

Reviewed by 26 customers


Great Wide Angle & Easy on The Wallet


from Pa  -  Pro Photographer

Out of the box, the lens was backfocusing. After a microcalibration that took less than two minutes, focus is perfect. This is an amazing and sharp lens that has become my favorite for reception dancing shots and dramatic landscape wedding portraits. I would definitely and have recommended to friends.


Nikkor manual Focus 24mm AIS Lens Review


from Vancouver,B.C.,Canada

This one of Nikkor lenses everyone should have in their bag. This is a 35mm format lens that works well on DX format as well. Easy to use and lightweight with 52mm filter threads. A great distortion free wide angle f:2.8 fast lens and is also made in an AF and AF/D as well with the same optics. I always carry this lens with me everywhere I go and would give it a solid 4.5-5 for all shots.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent lens for the price


from Bakersfield, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

There are better 24mm lenses out there, even on the Nikon system. Of course, those "better" lenses are also much more expensive and more importantly bigger and heavier. I'm mostly a travel photographer and tend to use primes whenever I can get away with it. I own the Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 VR, but honestly I'd prefer to use primes, and not just for the speed. This one doesn't disappoint, with far better performance at f/4 than my zoom at the same aperture, and while both lenses are about equal at f/8, the little AF-D is small enough to just stay in the pocket of a light jacket or fanny pack until I need it. 24mm is not my primary focal length as I tend to be a 35mm or 50mm shooter. When I carry just a camera and one lens it is invariably one of those two focal lengths and I never really feel too limited. 24mm is, for me, strictly a travel lens. There are times when you just can't step far enough back, or when you really want the majestic perspective that only a true wide-angle lens can give, but most of the time, for me at least, its people, and for people, nothing beats a good 50mm. So why all the talk about 50mm and the heavy 24-120 zoom? Because this lens is about the best available for the way I travel. It is very lightweight, but well enough made that it will take some abuse. Its also cheap enough that if it does get damaged in an unpadded pocket it can be easily replaced. Most importantly, however, when I do mount it on my Df, I know the results will be far better than just "good enough". Even wide open at infinity focus the detail incredible, though remember I'm shooting at 16 megapixel (D800 owners may want something better). Optically this thing hits above its weight class. It has correction for close focus through a floating element that results in impressive sharpness at all distances and apertures, especially in the center of the frame. Corners are excellent by f/4 and outstanding by f/5.6. Set at f/8 depth of field is immense, making this a great lens to shoot from the hip. I can't recommend this lens enough for travel photographers who want to stick with prime lenses. For me, this lens in a pocket and the AF-S 58mm f/1.4G on the camera makes the perfect kit. I could travel the world with just those two primes and really not feel like I'm missing anything. As an added bonus, being a D lens I can unlock the aperture ring, mount it to my 37-year-old FM and enjoy a well-corrected 24mm lens in full manual glory with identical optics and much less cost and weight than the AIs version.


Nice piece of glass.


from New York, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this glass for street photography. I love the build of the D series, it focuses very fast and has great clarity.


Great build


from Bronx, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought for street work. Focal length is to wide, other than that good piece of glass.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Underrated little gem


from Minneapolis, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens is amazing! I thought I would miss being able to open up wider, the image clarity and color SOOC are excellent. Excellent contrast and sharpness, too, even wide open. I highly recommend it!


Used But Like New


from Austin, TX  -  Pro Photographer

Wanted a 35mm equivalent for my DX camera and this lens fills the bill. Nikon released this lens a relatively long time ago, but it still works fine for me.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent service, great lens!


from MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this to use with the Nikon Df I recently purchased. I love the build of the lens, and the pictures I've taken with it are looking great. I find focusing on the Df to be really easy, and with the depth of field of this lens it is easy to set for quick street photos. Highly recommended. Adorama had a great price on the lens.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


24mm 2.8


from Fla  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use it professionally. Tack sharp. Pleasure to use.


Sharp and fast


from Raleigh NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very practical lense. Extremely sharp lense. Use it for weddings to capture rooms, areas. Also very good for nature shots.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MARK T  Affordable Great Prime lense for landscapes
Shopper  Has anyone used this lens with a D600? how did it work
FRANK C  I do not know if this lens will work with the D600, I am using it with a D800 & it work just fine. I use it mainly for architectural photos. I would suspect that this lens will work with any Nikon that has a focus motor in the camera body. Frank
Shopper  Can I use this with a D5100? Will it auto focus?
MIKE J  I use this with my D700 and it works fine. I would think that it should work with any digital Nikon camera that accepts this lens type.
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