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Compact f/2.8 wide-angle prime lens with manual aperture control

A fast all-around prime lens particularly well suited for travel, landscapes, environmental portraits and more, the AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D combines compact, lightweight design, superior NIKKOR optics and manual aperture control for exceptional photos and HD videos.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
Super Integrated Coating

A reliable travel companion

Fast, lightweight and responsive

The AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D brings speed and performance to every shooting opportunity. Its 84° wide-angle viewing angle on FX-format cameras (approx. 60° on DX-format cameras) offers broad perspectives, and its fast f/2.8 maximum aperture handles low-light situations with ease.

Nikon-quality images

Edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity

The AF NIKKOR 24mm f/2.8D's superior NIKKOR optics and innovative design reduce coma and other aberrations often associated with wide-angle lenses. Expect edge-to-edge sharpness with every shot.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations, for it provides superior picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
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A fantastic prime with many uses. I bought this 24mm 2.8D because I shoot on the DX format. On DX this lens has a 36mm field of view which is perfect for general use. It works great for still life, landscapes, street photography and many other types of photography. This lens is small and well balanced on any DSLR. Its also very sharp. At f2.8 this lens is great but stop it down to f4 or smaller and this lens comes into its own. The detail and color you can get with this little gem is impressive. Being an AF-D lens you'll need a body with a built in AF motor if you want to auto focus with this lens. So if you own a D7000 or higher then you'll be fine. As for focus speed this lens is very quick. It has no trouble acquiring focus when you need it to. Also since this lens has CRC distortion is very well controlled. On my D7000 you really don't notice any distortion at all. This lens is also great for video. If you own a D7000 or higher end body then you can enable the aperture control ring in the custom menu (Custom function f6 on the D7000). This will allow you to adjust the aperture while in live view and while shooting video. I also own the 50mm 1.8D as well. Both lenses are very sharp and work great for video. In my opinion AF-D prime lenses are great. They are very affordable, compact and still produce the goods when it comes to image quality. AF-D lenses are also well built. Overall I'm very happy I bought the 24mm 2.8D. Its just an awesome prime lens that has a great field of view for my needs. April 19, 2014
the greatest lens purchase ive ever made I love this lens so much it is the only one I reccommend to all photographers. I found myself working for a newspaper having to take group shots at least once a week and had to make do with a 18-55mm kit lens, a 35mm 1.8 and a 50mm 1.4. All fantastic lenses(yes even the kit lens, if you use it correctly) but I just wanted a wide prime that didn't distort and could work without flash in low light situations when needed. Enter the 24mm 2.8. For about a week I fought with myself back and forth about getting this or the 24mm 1.4 and couldn't justify the extra investment when I knew a 2.8 aperture on a wide angle was plenty. I ordered it online, it arrived within two days and from that day forward it's the main lens on my D700 60-70% of the time. Group shots are easy with this lens, vehicles and buildings can be shot beautifully with it and you can even do a few portraits if you are inventive( I use quite a bit of negative space when shooting portraits with it.). Don't waste your money on the faster 24mm or the 24-70mm zoom, great price for an amazingly versatile lens. October 8, 2012
Awesome Prime Love it. Perfect match to my D300. Compact Lightweight and the pictures are tack sharp. June 23, 2011
Perfect for walk-about I bought my 24mm F/2.8D in L.A. for my D90 body. The lens performance has exceeded my expectations. The focusing is instantaneous and the image is clear and sharp. Simple to use and light to carry make this lens as my default. Now, I don't even have to be bother with changing into other lenses unless I needed to zoom. All in all, a great lens to have in the collection. August 10, 2010
Just Superb. Was. Still. And probably always. Awesome lens in use. Great balance of handling, weight, performance and speed. Have used this side by side for perhaps 30 years with the 24mm F/2.0 (AI& AIS). Sharp, my samples, like razors at all distances, great color, and very contrasty. Much more snappy than any zoom. Compared to the 24mm f/2.0 AI, dosn't have quite the almost Zeiss like color transparency and lumiousity and purity, but also has contrast that approaches Leitz quality which the f/2.0 dose not. Indeed the 24mm f/2.8 has almost the sanp of such lenses. Maybe equal! I love that "Snap" from Leitz which is why I still use them. But not here. This 24mm does has taken thier place! Have heard reports of CAs and color fringing. Have seen that on my 85mm F/1.4 AF, which ultimately did rule that lens out for professional fashion work, in fact all pro work for me. But have not seen this on my 24mm samples. But I test all my lenses prior purchase because they due vary alot. Use this side by side with the AI & AIS 24mm f/2.0s deciding strictly on contrast and color requirements for a particular task. Almost bought the 24mm f1.4. Looks good on paper. But a beast which for me is a handicap. Worse, cannot use it on film. And now that I along with many I talk too, especially those in fashion and more so taking family baby pictures, are going back to film it is a requrement to be able to use on film cameras. Even feel for the price, kinda a jip not to be able to do so. In fact, angers me a bit. Anyway, rest assured, this particular lens, the 24mm f/2.8 AF-D is one of my 3 prime mainstays. Others being the 50mm F/1.4 AIS & D ( though not that urgh new G lens which I don't like at all ) and my 105mm f/2.5s & DCs. Now that my money wasting zoom festish is over and have dumped most of them, these three Nikkors account for 95% of all my very varied work. August 2, 2010
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this lens can be manual focused. u need a lens that is an afs . this means a built in focus motor in the lens. u can go online with tamron and see if they have one. nikon has the 28 to 70 that will work. or the new 50 afs.
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AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED, it is about $2200 US
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Does it fit with my D3200?

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I'm fairly new with Nikon cameras, and I'm going to California in a couple weeks so I wanted to buy a lens that is nice for landscape shots.
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It will fit but you will have to focus manually. Your D3200 does not have a focus motor and neither does this lens. You need lenses with the designation AF-S, the S means the lens has a silent wave focus motor.
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Yes, but wil be manual focus.
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Does this lens AF with the D5000?

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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D5000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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does this lens fit. and Af with my d3100 body?

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It will work on your D3100 but will not auto focus. Nikon lenses must be AF-S or AF-S Dx to autofocus on your camera
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d7000 ?

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will this lens work on a D7000 ?
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Will this lens work on an AF Nikon D5100?

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No, this lens will NOT AF on a D5100. All other functions are compatible however.
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this lense its compatible with nikon d3100

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Manual focus will work but not autofocus
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Is this lens aperture priority only, or can it be used with automatic aperture, in Program mode? Also, does the lens have automatic aperture stop-down, or do you have to manually stop down before each exposure? Thanks.
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The lens can be use in aperture or shutter priority, progam or manual mode (that is set on the camera body).
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Will this lense work with the D40x?

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Yes but will be manual focus.
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Will this work on a D 90?

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