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.
Nikon SB-600Flash (for two shots)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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