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Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AIS Nikkor

 
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24mm $488
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(From Nikon lens literature) This compact and lightweight fast f/2.8 manual focus lens is ideal for landscapes or candid portraits and general photography.

Key Features:

  • Compact, wide-angle lens
  • Close Range Correction (CRC) system
  • 84-degree picture angle with edge-to-edge sharpness

Note: Available through special order only against confirmed and non-cancelable orders. Allow 60 to 120 days for delivery. Subject to limited availability.

Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AIS Nikkor User Reviews

7.7/10 average of 3 reviews Build Quality 9.3/10 Image Quality 7.7/10
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  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by (6 reviews)
    One of the sharpest lenses ever made, fast enough, wide with low distortion
    Mustache barrel distortion, noticeable if you shoot brick walls

    One of the best wide lenses ever made. It has a high IQ right from 2.8 and across the frame. This has always been a sought after lens because of its high IQ all over the frame. Most 24mm or wider lenses smear the image at the edges of the lens. This one does not.

    reviewed February 23rd, 2015 (purchased for $145)
  • 7 out of 10 points and recommended by (5 reviews)
    I like the angle of view on this lens
    Just doesn't seem as sharp as it should be

    I've owned both and I don't think either the 24/F2 AIS or the 24 F/2.8 AIS are that great. I've read many places that the "crown jewels" of the wide angle line up from Nikon are the 28's. I shoot with the 28 F/2 AIS and it is truly magnificent. Extreme sharpness from foreground to infinity. I just wish the 24's were like it. This 24 likes to flare like mad. Don't need flare in the pics. So, I just can't give it a high rating at all.

    reviewed December 21st, 2012
  • 7 out of 10 points and recommended by (52 reviews)
    very compact! metal body, nostalgic feeling
    old & outdated, so-so performer

    this is my lens.. if I'm taking my Nikon F3 for that nostalgic street hunts. it's wide, small, fast & sturdy. the mechanics are perfect. I still own this lens and it runs smoothly until now.

    Optics are good (especially for its era), but no better than any modern lens. Use a modern (digital) body? a lenskit would outperforms this lens in terms of image quality.
    I keep it for that nostalgic moments. If you're a collector, then it's a must have.

    reviewed October 11th, 2012 (purchased for $125)