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Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AIS: Picture 1 regular $536.95

About Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AIS

Well known for superb optical quality, Nikon's NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens offers compact size and a convenient 52mm filter size. It features Nikon's Close-Range-Correction which ensures that optical quality is maintained even at close distances.

As with all Nikkor manual focus equipment this lens is built to very high standards. Construction is all metal and focusing is very smooth.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
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 AIS Specifications

Construction
9 Groups/ 9 Elements
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film / Nikon DX
Angle of view
84°
F stop range
2.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance
1'
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
1.8" x 2.5"
Weight
0.55 lb
Mfr #
1416
SKU
NK2428U

Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AIS Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nikkor manual Focus 24mm AIS Lens Review

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.

Reviewed by 26 customers

 
4.0

Great Wide Angle & Easy on The Wallet

By

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.

 
5.0

Nikkor manual Focus 24mm AIS Lens Review

By

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)

 
4.0

Excellent lens for the price

By

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.

 
4.0

Nice piece of glass.

By

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.

 
3.0

Great build

By

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)

 
5.0

Underrated little gem

By

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!

 
4.0

Used But Like New

By

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)

 
5.0

Excellent service, great lens!

By

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)

 
5.0

24mm 2.8

By

from Fla  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use it professionally. Tack sharp. Pleasure to use.

 
4.0

Sharp and fast

By

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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