Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 3)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/2.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias +1/3 EV Flash On, Return detected

The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lenswent through some testing with up close shooting and performed admirably. The great thing about primes is that it forces a person to take their time and focus on the composure of their shot. A photographer can take some delight in the fact that the lens gives more visible space to play with because it is also such a wide lens. This is my opinion mind you. I have found close up photography to be fun with this lens.

Gear Used

Nikon D90

Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lens

Nikon SB-600Flash (for two shots)

Come Closer

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 Gis not a macro lens but it can focus really close on a subject. It is not at all a product photography lens, nor does it claim to be, but there is the ability to focus just a few inches away from the front of the lens (0.25 meters.) Shots come out nice and sharp and are not bulging.

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/5.6 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias +2/3 EV Flash On, Return detected

Depth of Field

Because of its f/1.4 maximum aperture the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 Ghas a great range of depth of field. The lens has a 9-blade aperture which delivers some really nice and creamy bokeh (the out of focus area). Combined with the sharpness of the lens, one can shoot wide open, take sharp images and still get a gorgeous background in the photo. Stop the lens down, and it will get even sharper.

Exposure 0.04 sec (1/25) Aperture f/2.8 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 800 Exposure Bias +2/3 EV

The Aesthetic Quality of the Blur

With the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 Git is up to the photographer whether they get good Bokeh which is pleasant to the eye or bad bokeh which is just distracting.

Exposure 0.001 sec (1/2000) Aperture f/2.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200

Food Photography

No… really…you can get some amazing food shots with this lens. Up close, the lens does not really distort the food. If you really concentrate and place a subject, slightly off-center, rather than in the middle of a photo you get a really great capture. This is all part of the rule of thirds.

Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200) Aperture f/2.8 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 400 Exposure Bias 0 EV Flash No Flash

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Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.