Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens now in stock

Update#2: the lens was in stock – a reader was able to order one and the status of his order is “Ready to ship”:

Update#1: this lasted like 15 minutes, the lens is now again listed as new.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED lens now in stock at B&H.

This lesn was suppose to be released by the end of March but shipments were probably delayed because of Nikon’s inventory count.

Here are some samples by Xavier Lhospice:

And some feedback from Xavier Lhospice after the break:

Pros of the 24/1.4

  • Pictures quality due to the Nano coating (as good as the pro-zoom with the same coating)
  • Total silence of the autofocus and AFS
  • The minimum focus of 0.8 feet (or 25 cm)
  • With shallow depth of field, fun to play with
  • Heavy enough to make the ratio camera/lense well balanced
  • 77cm diameter filter, becoming a standard for pro, so bunch of filters available
  • Good price if compared to the Leica (half price about!) with a quality that is close

Cons of the 24/1.4

  • The weight can be exhausting if added to a complete camera gear, but not by itself
  • Of course the price compared to Canon (plus 800€ approx.)
  • Gets these nasty greenish flares due to nano coating but in very strong frontal light situation
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