Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8D - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the Nikon D200 (converted RAWs via RawShooter Essentials 2006). Sorry for the rather dull images but the weather was rather bad at the time. Please note that RSE applies some degree of CA correction by default.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/1600s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/60s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/80s
Size 2613x3898
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/350s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/320s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/11.0 @ 1/350s
Size 2613x3898

Verdict

The Nikkor AF 24mm f/2.8D didn't really convince during the tests due to various shortcomings. The resolution figures were generally very decent and there's only a slight degree of barrel distortions. However, the lens shows very high vignetting at f/2.8 and very pronounced CAs. Spherical aberrations (focus shifts when stopping down) on top don't make things any better. So despite the relatively ambitious design (floating elements) the lens doesn't seem to be overly attractive anymore. This doesn't mean that the AF 24mm f/2.8D is a bad lens, it's not, but fix-focals should perform better than good zoom lenses.

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