Nikon 24mm f/1.4G

First published on: Tuesday, 30 March 2010

This is the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF (Rear Focus) SWM Prime Wide Angle Nikkor Lens:

Nikon 24mm f/1.4G


Lloyd Chambers declares the Nikon 24mm f1.4 lens as “… undeniably the best wide angle prime lens ever produced by Nikon, with a price to match”, and “Bokeh is truly lovely with the 24/1.4G, something worth crowing about.” has a gallery of casual photographs taken with a Nikon D700 during a family trip to San Francisco in July 2010. He writes the following comments about the Nikkor 24/1.4:

The 24mm shines at 1.4 — I haven’t really used it away from that.


98% of these are OOC shot in Neutral with no post processing. It was just a family vacation, but you can see the full EXIF on the photos. adds:

The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G does focus closer at 24mm than the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S.

Ryan Brenizer is extremely impressed with his new lens, and offers up the following in his blog post:

  1. Initial impressions:
    Sharper and more contrasty than it has any right to be. AF is not world-class in speed, like the 24-70 and 70-200, but still speedy and very accurate. If Nikon makes a 35mm like this, there will be nothing left in the Canon camp that makes my skin crawl with envy.

  2. Three RAW sample photos, all full-sized originals straight from the camera, all shot with the Nikon D3S.

  3. A nice photo of the newly-designed shock-resistant packaging the lens comes in.

Sample Photos

Impress has a set of Nikon D800E vs Nikon D800 test images comparing image resolution and moire using a variety of Nikkor lenses: the 24mm f/1.4G, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR, Nikon 35mm f/1.4G, Nikon 50mm f/1.4G and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8/G VR II.
Nikon D800E vs D800 -- Test images comparing image resolution and moire using a variety of Nikkor lenses

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED Pool — A noteworthy bokeh sample, an image of a dude playing the trumpet — photographed by “olivier bourget” with a Nikon D300.


The filter thread size on the Nikon 24/1.4G is 77mm, which means you’ll want to be looking at 77mm filters.

The following accessories are supplied together with the lens:


Official Nikon 24mm f/1.4G page at Nikon Imaging and Nikon USA. Visit to read features, specifications and view the MTF charts and lens construction diagrams.


Nikon Lenses — Main page.

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