Nikon has today announced AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens. The model, targeted at professional reportage and landscape photographers, is labelled by Nikon as ‘the ultimate wide angle lens’.
The Nikon 24mm f/1.4 features a new and unique optical that Nikon claims will provide improved image quality, with minimal distortion and excellent edge to corner sharpness a wider aperture settings.
The lens also benefits from a dedicated Silent Wave Motor for smooth autofocus, along with a Nano Crystal coat and ED glass for improved image quality.
Expect to see the AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED on shelves from next month, with an RRP of £1,949.99. For more information visit Nikon UK online.
NIKON DELIVERS THE AF-S NIKKOR 24MM F/1.4G ED: THE ULTIMATE WIDE ANGLE LENS
Sales start date: March 2010
Nikon today announces a class leading ultra-fast aperture wide angle lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED. Designed for professional reportage and landscape photography, the new lens features a ground-breaking optical design for Nikon’s range of class leading FX-format DSLR cameras.
Zurab Kiknadze, Product Manager Lenses, Accessories & Software, Nikon Europe says: “The new 24mm lens continues to strengthen Nikon’s professional lens line up which already includes a range of award winning NIKKOR zoom lenses such as the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED. The shallow depth of field and bright viewfinder image offered by this new fast aperture prime lens will appeal to many photographers, particularly in the photojournalism community.”
New NIKKOR optical design
The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED features a unique optical design which provides improved image quality, with minimal distortion and excellent edge to corner sharpness especially at wider aperture settings. The new optical system combines Nikon’s exclusive anti-reflection Nano Crystal coat, ED glass and aspherical lens elements to deliver brilliant, high contrast image quality with minimised distortion and aberration. The f/1.4 aperture and nine blade rounded diaphragm contribute to render images with stunning NIKKOR trademark bokeh.
Discreet and Durable
The lens boasts a dedicated Silent Wave Motor for smooth and discrete autofocus operation, and is built to last with extensive use of magnesium in its construction, and weather and dust sealing, including around the mount. The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED comes complete with dedicated secure fitting hood HB-51, and soft pouch.
f/1.4 / f/16
12 elements in 10 groups (with two ED glass and two aspherical lens elements, and Nano Crystal Coat)
84° (61° with Nikon DX format)
No. diaphragm blades
9 pcs. (rounded)
Closest focusing distance
0.25 m/0.82 ft
Diameter x length
Approximately 83 x 88.5 mm
Approximately 620 g/21.9 oz