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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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This is a fine, general purpose lens. I purchased this 24mm f/2.8 lens for use on my new D300s realizing that with the crop factor it would be equivilant to a 35mm lens. Even so, this is a very sharp fast lens for a general walk around lens. I use it with a Nikon clear filter and a Nikon metal hood. Light weight, easy to use, fast, sharp, inexpensive. What more could you want. I give it 5 stars. August 2, 2010
Good, but not great The lens is good, but not great. I also own the 35mm 1.8G and the 50mm 1.4G. In terms of image quality, both of these lenses are better than the 24mm 2.8D. At f2.8, the 24mm isn't as sharp as the 35 or 50mm. The sweet spot of the 24mm must be somewhere between f4 - f11, with f5.6 to f8 being ideal. The color and contrast of the 24 also isn't as good as the 35 and 50mm "G" lenses. The good: Since I shoot with a D7000, the lens is equivalent to a 36mm, which makes it an excellent walk around lens, also good for environmental portraits, group shots, and even landscapes/cityscapes. The build quality is very good, small, and lightweight, so it's great for travel. Can't beat the price for a prime lens. The not so good: As alluded to earlier, the sharpness, color, and contrast of the 24 2.8D is not as good as the newer "G" versions of the 35 or 50mm lenses. Auto-focusing of the 24 is only good in bright, or well lit settings. It tends to "hunt" in low light scenarios, at which point, I'm always forced to switch to manual focus. Finally, my biggest gripe about this lens is flaring. Very bad when there is any source of direct light, even the slightest amount of direct light. I doubt adding the HN-1 lens hood would be of any benefit because it's so short. Summary: Overall, for the price you are paying, the 24mm f2.8d is a decent, quality lens that can be very good if your conditions are ideal. Shoot between f4 - f11 and as long as there is no direct light shining into the lens, and the overall environment you are shooting is bright, and your subject is well lit, the lens is very good. In most other circumstances, it can be quite average, especially in low light/night photography. If you want something better, the only option you have is the professional 24mm 1.4G lens at a whopping $2200 price tag. Now this is a GREAT pro lens. I think Nikon should upgrade the 24mm 2.8D with the newer "G" version at a more affordable, consumer level price, and make it an f1.8G. Nikon has both the 35mm and 50mm 1.4G versions as well as the cheaper 35mm and 50mm 1.8G versions. Why can't they do the same for the 24mm? September 29, 2011
Optimum Prime This is an excellent wide angle lens thats great for dramatic portraits and dramatic perspective shots. I wish it was an f/2 but that issue is pretty my resolved with my D90. This lens will really help you get the most from your cameras sensor when shooting raw. Quick focus and a generally sturdy lens due to the classic yet aging design. December 18, 2010
Sharp, light weight, and quick to focus. I've used both this 24mm f/2.8 AF-D prime and the 24-70 zoom lens and still prefer the prime on my camera. It's light, it won't weigh you down, and it's very responsive. It does have some CA problems because of it's lack of newer coatings/glass elements but it can be corrected in post easily with software. It doesn't have focus override either, but I still prefer it over the zoom because it's just as durable, quick and sharp, in a smaller package for less money. And unlike the zoom, it won't make you take lazy photos because you have to get close with this prime. It's worth more than you pay for it and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting an inexpensive, but quality wide angle prime. August 2, 2010
Good walk-around lens for digital. As noted by a previous reviewer, this lens performs better on film than digital, but it's still quite usable for digital. It has some chromatic abberation around the edges which can be easily corrected in software. The edges can be a little soft too, but nothing I would consider bad. Otherwise it's fairly small, lightweight, reasonably well built, still has an aperture ring for use on older cameras, and has a focal length that works well on both digital and film. July 31, 2010
Great on film, OK on digital I purchased the 24 f/2.8 AF-D for use with my F100 on film, and it quickly became one of my favorite lenses. Very sharp, solidly built, and an overall great performer. On a digital body (D70, D300) the 24mm shows red/blue chromatic aberration in the corners which is easily correctable in software. Center sharpness is excellent, and edges are good to very good in sharpness. 35mm equivalent angle of view on a DX body is not as useful for wide-angle landscapes. July 30, 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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