Nikon 24mm f/1.8 Announced and Image Samples

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Nikon has released three full frame lenses: Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 VR and an affordable wide angle Nikon 24mm with f/1.8. The new Nikon 24mm f/1.8 lens is a fast wide angle prime lens that is made much more affordable than the Nikon 24mm f/1.4. It provides enthusiast photographers with a fast wide-angle prime lens that’s both lightweight and affordable. This new lens lets photographers immerse viewers into landscapes, interiors and architecture with amazing clarity and minimal distortion, while a fast maximum aperture delivers superb bokeh and excellent low-light ability. Whether a photographer’s passion is capturing environmental portraits or the delicious details of a meal, this lens creates a dramatic separation between subject and background.

The new Nikon 24mm f/1.8 complements Nikon’s high-resolution DSLRs and provides amazing image quality thanks to Nikon lens technologies including Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat. Additionally, this compact lens features ED and Aspherical lens elements for extreme sharpness while minimizing ghosting and flare.

The new Nikon 24mm f/1.8 has a similar price tag as the wider 20mm f/1.8, so naturally you are going to compare the two lenses. The Nikon 20mm f1.8 being 4mm wider makes a huge difference, the angle of view is 94 degree compare to 84 degrees on the Nikon 24mm. If you are looking for an affordable wide angle prime lens for FX cameras, you can’t go wrong with the Nikon 24mm f/1.8, it is 1/3 of the price of the 24mm f/1.4 and image quality is equally superb. If you need something wider, get the Nikon 20mm f/1.8.

You can purchase the Nikon 24mm f1.8 here (B&H|Adorama)

 

Specification Comparison

 

Nikon 24mm f/1.8

Nikon 24mm f/1.4

Nikon 20mm f/1.8

Focal Length

24mm

24mm

20mm

Image Stabilisation

No

No

No

Maximum Aperture

F1.8

F1.4

F1.8

Minimum Aperture

F16

F16

F16

Aperture Ring

No

No

No

Number of Diaphragm Blades

7

9

7

Elements/Groups

12/9

12/10

13/11

Special Elements / Coatings

2 aspherical and 2 ED elements + nano crystal

2 aspherical and 2 ED elements + nano crystal coating

2 aspherical and 2 ED elements + nano crystal coating

Minimum Focus

0.23 m

0.25 m

0.20m

Maximum Magnification

0.20×

0.179×

0.23x

Filter Thread

72mm

77mm

77mm

Physical Dimension

77.5 mm x 83 mm

83mm x 88.5mm

82.5mm x 80.5mm

Weight

35 g

620g

355g

Price

$750 (Aug,2015)

$2197 (Aug,2015)

$797 (Aug,2015)

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About Kent Yu

Kent is a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He and his team specialise in modern and contemporary weddings. Kent has his work published in international magazines and is a regular author to a number of photographic publication. He is fascinated by photographic equipment and enjoys showcasing the gear used in creating his images. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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