Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED

This wide-angle from Nikon is very highly regarded, offering great image quality at an affordable price...

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.8G ED

The plastic construction makes it extremely light (only 355g) and the large focus ring is easy to use. The side of the body also includes a focus switch, perfect for changing from auto to manual in an instant. 

The lens consists of 12 elements in 9 groups, and includes 2 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements, 2 aspherical elements and a Nano Crystal coating to keep ghosting, fringing and distortions down. The minimum focusing distance of 23cm allows you to compose some very creative shots, with an 85° field-of-view on full-frame or 61° on APS-C. The AF is quick and quiet. 

Vignetting is noticeable at f/1.8 but virtually disappears by f/4, and chromatic aberration is controlled excellently. Central sharpness is superb, even at f/1.8, though corners are a little soft until f/4. 

This lens feels well-balanced on either full-frame or APS-C cameras, making it a great choice for any Nikon photographer. 

Image quality
Sharp at f/1.8 

Feels very plasticky
Limited use
Hard to get bokeh from 24mm

Max aperture: f/1.8
Min aperture: f/16
Elements/groups: 12/9
Min focus distance: 23cm
DxL: 78x83mm
Weight: 355g