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Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D Lens

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Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D lens

Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D lens

Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D lens


Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D MTF Chart

Optical design

Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX), Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 1994

Optical design: 9 elements in 9 groups

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Average price: $450


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The Nikon AF Nikkor 24 mm f/ 2.8 D  

  • diagonal angle of view 84° (FX)
  • diagonal angle of view 61° (DX)
  • Equivalent focal length for DX 36 mm
  • max. magnification 0.11
  • distance information output
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • diameter 64.5 mm
  • length 46 mm
  • maximum length 55-57 mm
  • angle of focusing ring rotation 80°
  • HN-1 screw-on hood
  • RRP   $ 395

The Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm F2.8 Dis a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime lens.

The same optical scheme (9 elements in 9 groups) was adopted by five modifications of the 24/2.8 lens, which slightly differed from the 24/2.8 D lens in size and weight. Since January, 1977 the non-autofocus  Ai series had been produced. Only this model had an angle of focusing ring rotation of 160°,  all the following lenses - 80°. In August, 1981 the Ai-S series with exposure priority went into production. In September, 1986 the autofocus 24/2.8 lens was released. In June, 1991 the new AF 24/2.8 version was released. It featured a rubber focus ring and a different aperture lock. In April, 1994 the last autofocus 24/2.8 version went into production. It is based on the 9/9 optical scheme and is able to transmit distance information to the camera to ensure correct functioning of the flash. All these modifications with the 9/9 optical scheme were equipped with the Close-Range Correction (CRC) system.

The Nikkor AF-D 24 mm f/2.8 delivers good sharpness at the center when wide open. It is rather soft at the borders of the frame. However, stopping down to f/8 increases sharpness to a great extent across the whole frame.

Unfortunately, vignetting is very pronounced especially at open apertures. Chromatic aberrations are visible, but they can be easily corrected in post processing. Bokeh is not ideal.

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 25.11.2010

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