Sharpest 24mm prime to go on a D610

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
pixee Regular Member • Posts: 410
Re: Sharpest 24mm prime to go on a D610

toomanycanons wrote:

First off, let me say I never shoot primes. Sorry, I'm a short zoom kind of guy. But I do shoot wide mostly. Also I shoot with a D5200 at the moment but am getting a D610 in the near future.

I would love to read that the 24-85 VR lens that comes bundled with the D610 is a great sharp lens corner to corner/edge to edge but I've not read that. Center sharp, yeah.

So my question is: of all the autofocus lenses out there (vintage or not, Nikon or not) which is the sharpest AFFORDABLE 24mm prime I can get. I'm not asking for the best of the best at any price, just something I can mount that will be better than the 24-85 VR I mentioned.

It also doesn't have to be real fast. I'm not going for DOF. f/2.8 is plenty fast, it could even be slower than that. If the consensus was a $50 lens I could get used off of ebay that would be just grand! Thanks.

I used with my d800 Nikon 24mm 1.4 G, 17-35 f2.8 Af-s zoom and 28mm f1.8 G prime. I sold my 24mm f1.4 because 17-35 is so good and sharp zoom and 28mm f1.8 prime is simply excellent. It is very usable also with Nikon Df body. Maybe the new 18-35 G zoom is one good option.

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