Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Among Nikon SLR F-mount lenses, there are a series of fixed-focus lenses with a maximum aperture of F1.8 that are very popular among users. Therefore, Nikon also quickly launched a number of models with a maximum aperture of F1 on its mirrorless Z mount. .8 fixed focus lens, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S that this article will introduce is the fourth F1.8 fixed focus lens in the Z mount.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is an S-type high-performance wide-angle lens compatible with Nikon FX format. It has a focal length of 24mm and a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, suitable for a variety of Scenes. From indoor shooting, wide-angle snapshots to landscapes and starry sky, you can beautifully record high-resolution photos or videos. The lens uses a multiple focus system to significantly reduce aberrations, and the images created at different shooting distances are sharp and clear from the center to the edges of the screen. This performance is especially prominent when shooting grand scenery with fine details rendered throughout the screen.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S takes full advantage of the Nikon Z mount system. Distortion is not obvious even at the edges of the picture. The lens has beautiful blur characteristics and excellent point image restoration performance. In addition, it can effectively reduce color overflow, and can shoot beautiful and clear images in a variety of scenes.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens structure diagram

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens MTF curve

  Appearance introduction

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens body

   In terms of design, NIKKOR Z 24mm f/ The 1.8 S continues the compact and lightweight style of the previous F1.8 lenses. The filter diameter is 72mm, the size is about 78 x 96.5mm, and the weight is about 450g.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S coating

In the structure of the    lens, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S adopts a design of 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 low-dispersion ED lens, 4 aspherical lens and The lens with nano crystal coating can well reduce the ghost and flare caused by incident light, and it can present sharp and clear images even when the light source appears in the screen. At the same time, the lens adopts an electromagnetic iris device, which can realize accurate iris control.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S bayonet

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S uses a metal bayonet, which is sturdy and durable. And the lens body also adopts a dust-proof and drip-proof design, which is capable of shooting in daily harsh environments.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens body button

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens body has only one switch to control the AF/MF switch. However, the control ring of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S can be set through the camera’s menu, and the set control ring can realize the function of adjusting focus, aperture or exposure compensation. When the manual focus mode is selected, it can also be used as a focus ring.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S lens hood

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is equipped with a flower-shaped lens hood model HB-88, which can prevent stray light from entering the lens, and also protect the camera and The lens prevents accidental collision.

  Resolution Test

   Next, we will test the resolution of NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S in actual scenes. The entire scene has a rich level of detail, and the frontal composition is also used to ensure that the edge of the picture can also be in focus, so that the resolution of the edge can be better reflected and be relatively objective.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Intercepted area diagram

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   resolution test Comparison table

   Through the comparison, we can see that the center resolution of NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S performs very well at various apertures. The performance is also very good when the aperture is fully opened, and the picture details are full. Full, the picture quality is best when the aperture is F4. The resolution of the edges is equally good, but there is a slight drop relative to the center, and the best aperture is also at F4.

   Aperture Test

   NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S has an aperture composed of 9 blades, and the F1.8 large aperture can create a soft background blur effect. At the same time, the lens is an electromagnetic iris, the device can also effectively control the iris during continuous shooting, helping to achieve stable iris control. Let’s take a look at it through test samples.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   aperture blur Test table

   From the test chart, you can clearly see the difference in the background blur effect under different apertures. With the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S at the F1.8 aperture, the background blur is very soft and beautiful.

  Vignette test

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   vignetting test table

   Through the real shot test, we can see that the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S has a more obvious vignetting when the aperture is fully opened. As the aperture shrinks, the dark corners gradually disappear. Since F4, there has been no obvious vignetting.

   distortion test

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  distortion test sample

  In terms of distortion, you can see through the NIKKOR Z 24 mm f/1.8 S distortion test sample. Although the NIKKOR Z 24 mm f/1.8 S is one Wide-angle lens, but there is no clear distortion in the pictures taken, which is enough to prove its excellent optical performance.

   Samples appreciation

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/8s

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F1.8 Shutter: 1/640s

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F1.8 Shutter: 1/160s

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 aperture :F1.8 Shutter:1/50s

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F1.8 Shutter: 1/160s

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F1.8 Shutter: 1/60s

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

   Focal length: 24mm ISO: 100 Aperture: F1.8 Shutter: 1/125s

  Edit summary

As the fourth fixed-focus lens with F1.8 aperture for Nikon Z mount, the NIKKOR Z 24 mm f/1.8 S continues the excellent performance of the first three lenses. The design is suitable in terms of size and weight. It is easy to use. Close hands. Performance is also very good in terms of focusing speed, image sharpness, background blur, etc. The most important thing is that as a wide-angle lens, its excellent performance in distortion control is impressive. In summary, the NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S is a large-aperture, wide-angle, fixed-focus lens that is very worth buying. Nikon Z series full-frame mirrorless users should not miss it.

Clear and sharp imaging Nikon Z mount 24mm F1.8 review

  Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 S

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