Nikon Corporation have announced the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED, a fast, wide-angle fixed focal length lens that is compatible with Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras.
The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is a fast, wide-angle 24 mm*1 fixed focal length lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. Its compact size and light weight make it extremely portable, and it enables wide-angle photography of a variety of scenes with which users can enjoy pleasing and natural blur characteristics. The latest optical design technologies achieve superior resolution with sharp and clear rendering to the edges of the frame. In addition, the use of Nano Crystal Coat, and adoption of aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements enable superior optical performance with which ghost and chromatic aberration are suppressed.
The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED supports a minimum focus distance of 23 cm (0.75 ft), enabling close-up photography that makes the most of the pleasing blur characteristics offered by fast lenses for a three-dimensional look and feel.
By adding the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED to its lineup of fast, f/1.8, fixed focal length lenses compatible with the Nikon FX format, Nikon is responding to a variety of needs with an enriched lineup that supports the ultra wide-angle to mid-telephoto range*2.
*1When used with a DX-format digital SLR camera, the effective angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 36 mm in 35mm  format.
*2The AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED is the seventh lens to be added to the lineup of f/1.8, fixed focal length, G-type lenses for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras (it joins the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition). AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED).
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