Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G

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Nikon’s new f/1.8G lens is two-thirds of an f-stop slower than the firm’s f/1.4 of­fer­ing, but it’s less than half the price. It’s also smaller and about half the weight, at 78x83mm and 355 grams, mak­ing it an eas­ier trav­el­ling com­pan­ion. It gives the same wide an­gle of view, but has a shorter min­i­mum fo­cus dis­tance of 0.23m in­stead of 0.25m, plus a greater max­i­mum mag­ni­fi­ca­tion ra­tio of 0.2x. And the widest avail­able aper­ture of f/1.8 is still large enough to en­able a fairly tight depth of field.

Glass in­cludes two ED (Ex­tra-low Dis­per­sion) el­e­ments and two as­pher­i­cal el­e­ments. Nano crys­tal coat­ings to fend off ghost­ing are welcome.

FIRST IM­PRES­SIONS: A small yet mighty widean­gle prime that should de­liver great im­age qual­ity.

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