Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 24mm f/1.8G

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2015-08-04

MSRP Price: $749.95

Made in: China

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: With a fast wide-angle lens like the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, you can create and capture exciting new types of photos and videos. Viewers are drawn into the dramatic wide perspective of landscapes, skyscrapers and interiors. Food, flowers, vehicles, jewelry, instruments and more jump off the frame against softly blurred backgrounds or foregrounds. Environmental portraits take on a dramatic new feeling with exaggerated depth of field. Whether you're shooting a DX or FX format DSLR, for the artistry or to capture your passion, in daylight or at dusk, the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED will widen your creative capabilities.

Photography Life Review Summary: The 24mm f/1.8G is a great addition to the f/1.8 line of Nikkor primes, thanks to its superb optical characteristics. The lens delivers outstanding sharpness results when compared to the Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art and Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lenses, which puts it on the top my list in terms of overall value. Having owned the 24mm f/1.4G for years, I ended up selling the lens to move down to the f/1.8G version and I have no regrets! Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Review by Photography Life.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length24mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX/35mm
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.2x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/16
Minimum Aperturef/1.8
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)61°
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)84°
Optical Information
Lens Elements12
Lens Groups9
Diaphragm Blades7
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Aspherical Elements2
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Rear FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.75 ft. (0.23m)
Focus Mode SwitchAF, Manual
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions3.1 in. (77.5 mm) x 3.3 in. (83.0 mm)
Weight12.6 oz. (355 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHB-76 Bayonet Hood, CL-1015 Soft Lens Case

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED MTF


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Ronald Hanesworth

I am looking at buying a Nikon 7100 with these two lens 24mm 1.8G & Nikon 85mm 1.8G. if you look at DXO these two lens are really sharp. You can compare Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina. You won’t find a zoom as sharp as a prime. Hope this was helpful

Tony Cottingham

I own both the Nikon 24mm 1.8g lens and the 85mm 1.8g lens and I get good results from both mounted on a D750, portraits, landscapes, lowlight, street photograph (24mm) I have very impressed so far hope this helps in your decisions.


I have used the same lenses as Tony on my d750 ( I own the 85mm but did a long rental of the 24mm) and I must say the results are absolutely astounding… I shoot only in Raw but to be quite frank some images come out so great that my editing consist of just changing the format! I have gotten compliments from taking quick snapshots of people… The colors and sharpness are just amazing. I used the 24mm primarily for landscape work ( mountains in Germany and Austria) but I started using it briefly for close-up portraits ( obviously there’s distortion since is so wide angled but that’s the look I was going for and it did not disappoint). Since I do not own the 24mm and have only rented there’s so much I can say… Although when I have the funds it will be purchased… But the 85mm lens is a MUST have for portraits or even a general walk around lens.. I know that a photographer can use any lens to make great images but this thing makes you look amazing… There’s only 2 negatives about the 85mm. 1) its unforgivably sharp.. It shows every imperfection someone has… Until I had this lens I had never had to lower sharpness in Photoshop to hide skin marks, etc. I mean this will become more of an issue than you would believe… I since started using a very shallow depth of field and that has helped… There’s so much I can say about that lens. I have 5 lenses and that one is definitely my favorite. Can’t go wrong ( not to
Mention extremely cheap considering the value


Just realized I never gave the 2nd negative of the 85mm and that is it isn’t weather sealed… And depending on what your doing it may never be a problem… Most of my photograph takes place outdoors and that issue has come up… And having a shopping back over a lens doesn’t look too professional

Ronald Hanesworth

I am looking at buying a Nikon 7100 with these two lens 24mm 1.8G & Nikon 85mm 1.8G. if you look ay DXO these two lens are really sharp. You can compare Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina. You won’t find a zoom that will compare with prime lens. I to am interested in landscape and also in portraits I hope this will help.


Hi Nasim

I do landscape photography and periodically get ideas from you. Currently use Nikon D7100 with Nikon 12-24mm and Nikon D7000 with 18-200 mm.
I struggle with sharpness from D7100 12-24 mm. I use tripod and mirror up.
I am beginning to feel that 12-24 lens is not as sharp and looking to up grade to FX lens.
What is your suggestion between 24 MM 1.8, 17-35 mm 1.8, or any lens other. Looking for sharpness. I am also considering Sigma 24 mm 1.4 as its faster and cheaper. If i need higher range I can used 18-200 mm.

Your guidance is highly appreciated.