According to DxOMark test, the lens shows excellent resolution between apertures f/2.8 and f/11, while performance at its widest f/1.8 setting is still good and particularly strong in the center, with slight softness in the outer field. See the test result below:
DxOMark review of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED lens: “superb”
Nikon 24mm f/1.8G vs Sigma 24mm f/1.4 vs Samyang 24mm f/1.4
If you need a wide-angle prime for low-light photography, the extra stop of light that the Samyang and Sigma allow will appeal, but the Nikon is clearly sharper at all aperture settings between f/1.8 – f/16. With a narrower maximum aperture, the Nikon 24mm f/1.8G also has a slighter weaker transmission figure, but not by much, and the Nikon 24mm f/1.8G actually maximizes its maximum aperture transmission compared to its f/1.4 rivals that lose a little light. Distortion is comparable to the Sigma 24mm and an improvement over the Samyang equivalent, too, with only minor barrel distortion evident; all three lenses have vignetting around 2 stops using the widest aperture.
Nikon 24mm f/1.8G vs Nikon 24mm f/1.4 vs Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
At f/2, the f/1.8G version is slightly sharper in the center of the frame compared to the f/1.4G version, with both having similar resolution in the corners at this setting. At f/2.8, both primes are far sharper and more homogenous than the wide-angle zoom at 24mm. While all three Nikkor lenses are homogenous at f/11, the 24mm f/1.8G is the sharpest overall. Finally, Nikon has obviously paid particular attention to lateral chromatic aberration on the f/1.8G version, which is improved at all aperture settings compared to the f/1.4G version.
For Nikon shooters after a top-end wide-angle lens for high-quality architecture, landscape, and interior shots, or just to fit a bit more in the frame, there’s everything to like about the new Nikon 24mm f/1.8G. Affordable and outstanding optically, it’s in the top ten for all lenses tested on the D810, as well as being the sharpest 24mm wide-angle tested to date on this camera. Not only that, it boasts better chromatic aberration results and similar other lens metric scores when compared to the 24mm f/1.4 competition from Sigma and Samyang. If you need the f/1.4 maximum aperture for low-light work, the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 is a better value than Nikon’s own-brand 24mm f/1.4G option, but both are surpassed optically by the brilliant Nikon 24mm f/1.8G.
The AF-S Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED prime is a compact and lightweight lens, has ED and aspherical elements, Nano Crystal Coating, and a 7-blade rounded aperture. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is available from the camera stores below.
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