Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G
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.