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Nikon Nikkor AF 24 mm f/2.8D

Nikon Nikkor AF 24 mm f/2.8D
1 March 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

Originally posted 2006-12-27 on Optyczne.pl

After the launch of cameras equipped with APS-C/DX class sensors, it got rather quiet around 24 mm devices. Perhaps the silence was a bit undeserved. On full frame such instruments provide a quite wide angle of view, equal of as many as 84 degrees. When you use 1.5x multiple that angle decreases to 61 degrees but still this is a quite good result, making the lens an equivalent of a classic 35 mm device on FF.

A 24 mm lens on a small sensor camera can be a quite interesting e.g. journalistic option. The angle of view is wide enough to fit as much as you need inside the frame and, at the same time, narrow enough to avoid huge deformations or not always welcomed oversharpness. Taking into account not so wide selection of 20 mm lenses perhaps a well-made 24 mm device can give us more than any 20 mm instrument.


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Several months ago the Sigma 1.8/24 was sent to our testing front line of this type of equipment; now the time has come for the Nikkor 24 mm f/2.8D - a product made by one of the most renowned manufacturers on the photographic market.

The lens was provided for testing purposes by the Cyfrowe.pl shop.

You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.



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