I finally got my hands on the new Nikon 24mm f/1.4G lens and had an opportunity to do some early testing of this marvelous lens a couple of days ago. What can I say? The lens is truly a gem – it is super sharp wide open at f/1.4. I do not know of any other Nikon lens that is this sharp at f/1.4…I was very surprised. It is so good wide open, that I shot at f/1.4 90% of the time and only touched other apertures for when I needed more depth of field.
Take a look at this shot of Omar:
And definitely check out the full-size version here and take a look at the detail on his face at 100%.
Some text at f/1.4:
Bokeh looks very good for a wide-angle lens:
Landscape photographers will be happy, because the performance at smaller apertures is outstanding from center to corner:
A full review of this lens can be found in my Nikon 24mm f/1.4G Review article.