Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED Review

November 3, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Sharpness at 24mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Nikkor 24mm f1.4 lens was attached to a Nikon D810 body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Exposure Delay Mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 24mm

Cente sharpness is quite good wide open, very good at f/2.8, and nothing short of excellent between f/4 and f/11. At f/16, centre sharpness is still very high, although lens contrast is lower than at the other settings. You need to stop down to f/4 to get acceptable results at the edges of the frame.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/1.8 f1_8.jpg f1_8.jpg
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
f/4 f4.jpg f4.jpg
f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg