Nikkor AF-S 24mm f/1.8 G ED (Nikon FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (full format)

Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via CaptureOne.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/640s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/125s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure 1/1600s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/100s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Exposure 1/8000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/1000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/160s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/80s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
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Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Exposure 1/2000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/160s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Exposure 1/5000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure 1/4000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 125
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1250s

Verdict

The Nikkor delivers impressive resolution across the image frame straight from the maximum aperture. CA's are well controlled and image distortion is moderate. In addition, the bokeh quality of the lens is on a surprisingly high level for such a wide angle lens.

The Nikkor is not without flaws, though. Vignetting is very high at the largest aperture and even stopped down half a stop of corner darkening remains. In summary, however, the lens performs very well.

Build quality is on the same level as the other f/1.8 Nikkor lenses, high quality plastic that does not give the impression of handling a luxury item but does its job. This lens feels lightweight, but not fragile.

Thanks to an AF-S drive, the Nikkor is compatible with all current DSLRs (entry level DX included) and autofocus speed is silent and quite fast.

Given its good performance, the current retail price of around 750 EUR is acceptable. At this price point, however, it competes with Sigma's 24mm f/1.4 Art lens, which does not offer the same level of sharpness, but even more creative potential with its faster f/1.4 aperture. But it's also bigger and heavier. When choosing between these two, it comes down to personal priorities to decide which one to pick.

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