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    Nikon 24mm lenses

    Are there any differences, besides the obvious, between the 24mm F2.8D AF and the older version that did not have the Distance info chip (24mm F2.8 AF)?
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    Optically? No.

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    You don't get 3d matrix metering on the non D. The D shares distance information from the lens with compatible meters.

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    You might want to consider the 28mm f/1.8G...really nice lens, cheap too.

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    Ordered the Non-D version, 3D metering isn't a big deal to me as I don't shoot much with flash, it was the optics I was wondering about.
    And G lenses were out of the question as it has to work with my MF Nikons too.

    Thanks
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    If you go right back in time to when the Vietnam War was on, there was a story about the Nikon 24mm and 50mm being designed to have a noticeably sharper centre than the edges so as to concentrate the eye on the important bits. This is only a story told possibly many times so I don't know if it has any truth in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
    If you go right back in time to when the Vietnam War was on, there was a story about the Nikon 24mm and 50mm being designed to have a noticeably sharper centre than the edges so as to concentrate the eye on the important bits. This is only a story told possibly many times so I don't know if it has any truth in it
    I thought due to the laws of physics lenses couldn't be sharper at the edge than in the centre.
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    I don't have a time machine, but even if it's not pin sharp at the edges, I'd imagine it's adequate.

    As for the physics, I have always assumed it's very difficult to get sharp edges but I've no idea of the science itself..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
    If you go right back in time to when the Vietnam War was on, there was a story about the Nikon 24mm and 50mm being designed to have a noticeably sharper centre than the edges so as to concentrate the eye on the important bits. This is only a story told possibly many times so I don't know if it has any truth in it
    'Urban Legend" although I have never heard this story.
    I purchased one of the first 24mm f2.8 Nikkors on the market for both reportage and weddings.
    Back then it almost instantly became one of the 'must have' lenses for a newspaper photographer. Excellent wide open for reproduction on newsprint, with f2.8 for TRI-X, I took sbout 60% of my shots with this lens. A normal 50mm lens was not used much, at least for me.
    For weddings with flash, it was and still is great to capture group portraits.-Dick



 

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