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New Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED

Nikon has announced another fast enthusiast prime lens in the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED. Nikon has been aggressively working to round out their FX/1.8 prime lens selection recently and this lens fills the gap between the new 20mm and 28mm offerings.

From the Nikon USA press release

The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is the latest addition to the exceptional system of NIKKOR f/1.8 primes, and provides enthusiast photographers with a fast wide-angle prime lens that’s both lightweight and affordable. This new lens lets photographers immerse viewers into landscapes, interiors and architecture with amazing clarity and minimal distortion, while a fast maximum aperture delivers superb bokeh and excellent low-light ability. Whether a photographer’s passion is capturing environmental portraits or the delicious details of a meal, this lens creates a dramatic separation between subject and background.

The new NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8 complements Nikon’s high-resolution DSLRs and provides amazing image quality thanks to Nikon lens technologies including Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat. Additionally, this compact lens features ED and Aspherical lens elements for extreme sharpness while minimizing ghosting and flare.

Dave’s thoughts on the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G ED

I love primes and I love the 24mm focal length so this would be a no brainier if I owned a Nikon FX body like the Nikon D750. This lens is expected to start shipping in mid-September, 2015 for $749

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