This time Nikon once again expanded the f/1.8 large aperture fixed focus lens family and brought a Z24mmf/1.8S wide-angle lens
From the current point of view, the Nikon Z mount system is basically complete and the lens group is becoming more and more abundant. This time Nikon once again expanded the f/1.8 large aperture fixed focus lens family and brought a Z24mmf/1.8S wide-angle lens. It also continues the design style of other f/1.8 lenses. The compact and lightweight design, coupled with the compact body of the Nikon Z6, keeps the overall sense of balance very good. So what is the magical part of this lens? Let’s take a look at the detailed evaluation below.
01. Excellent as always
The Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S lens body is still very slim, and the Z6 body feels very good, and the 24/1.8S logo on the lens is simple and stylish. The weight is only 450g, but the lens has a solid workmanship and a durable design.
The custom control ring made of metal has a comfortable damping feel and a good feel when turning. It can also be set through the menu, defined as manual focus ring, aperture or exposure compensation, which can provide smooth operability, especially when shooting videos, it can present a quiet and comfortable operation, achieve smooth, quiet focus and natural exposure changes.
A/M focus mode lever Designed on the left side of the mirror body, there is also a NIKKORS nameplate underneath. This Z24mmf/1.8S lens adopts an internal focus design. Through the combination of 2 sets of autofocus drive units, a “multi-focus mode” with high imaging performance is realized. The closest focusing distance is about 0.25m.
under the reflection of the light, the lens The coating of the front mirror group is wine red, while the coating of the rear mirror group is light green. The 9 circular aperture blades inside can be seen through the lens. The 72mm filter size is the largest lens in the same series, with the maximum aperture of f/1.8 and the minimum aperture of f/16.
In terms of optical design, this The Z24mmf/1.8S lens uses 12 elements in 10 groups, including 1 low-dispersion ED lens, 4 aspherical lens and lens with nano crystal coating.
Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S lens included A lotus-shaped lens hood, the inner wall is threaded, which reduces light reflection very well. With a lens size of about 78mmx96.5mm, it works well with the Nikon Z6, and is lightweight and compact. Then, let’s perform a detailed objective data test of image quality, anti-glare/ghosting, vignetting, distortion and background blur under various apertures.
02. The sharpness of the lens is very high
This test uses a Nikon Z6 body with a Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S lens, closes all in-camera optimizations, adjusts the ISO sensitivity to 100, and uses the A file for each commonly used aperture The sharpness test of the center and edge, the results are as follows:
The performance of Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S lens used on Nikon Z6 body, It is very good. The electronic components at the center red frame under the full aperture are clearly visible, and the sharpness and resolution are very good after shrinking to f/2.8. The picture quality performance from f/11 to f/16 is not It will drop significantly. The edge position is also the performance of the same high-quality, the shooting scenery can be panoramic, and the night scene shooting can also take advantage of the characteristics of the large aperture, reduce the ISO, and thus improve the image quality.
03. The ability to suppress glare/ghosts is acceptable
Sometimes backlit shooting is also a very important photographic subject. By facing the light source, we can measure the effect of the backlight when it is against the glare and ghosts. There is no inhibitory effect. The following is the test result of Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S:
Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S The lens’s flare/ghost suppression ability is not bad, and the nano crystal coating is used to effectively reduce the problem of flare and ghost. With the lens at full aperture f/1.8 to f/4, there is almost no glare and ghosting phenomenon, and the aperture is reduced to f/5.6 to be a little more obvious. In general, try to pay attention to the light spots when shooting backlit scenes, and it is best to add the included lens hood, it will be foolproof.
04. In-camera optimization can improve vignetting and distortion
As you can see on the table, Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S The vignetting of the lens is not very serious, it can be improved by shrinking the aperture to f/4, and it can be repaired by turning on the in-camera optimization or later software.
When the in-camera optimization is not turned on, the picture shows barrel distortion, and the normal picture can be restored by turning on the in-camera optimization. Generally, wide-angle lenses will have such distortion similar to the fisheye effect, so you can rest assured when shooting.
05. The wide-angle can also blur the background
Due to the relatively wide range of focal lengths, the same aperture is not long in blur The focus is so obvious, but it can also have a blur effect when the object distance is short. The wide-angle lens with large aperture is most suitable for street sweeping. If you don’t have much need for background blur, you like to record scenery along the way. Then this Z24mmf/1.8S lens will be your first choice.
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After using for a period of time, the large aperture can be used for many purposes. The texture can also be taken when there is no sun. The color of the lens is also very good. There is no need to worry about blur. Satisfy. For night scenes or indoor shooting, it is best to have a large aperture, the blur effect is quite obvious, and it can also soften the light source and improve the picture quality.
07.PConline evaluation room summary
The release of the fourth f/1.8 family fixed focal lens Nikon Z24mmf/1.8S basically laid the foundation for the Z mount system fixed focal lens group, plus the upcoming Z58mmf/ The 0.95SNoct lens, the high-quality performance is quite satisfactory. At present, the lens is already on the market. The official price is 7180 yuan. It is a rare high-quality lens. The size, weight, image quality and other aspects are almost impeccable and excellent as always. I hope that in 2020, Nikon can bring more good lenses. What I look forward to is the Z70-200mmf/2.8S lens, which is also on the agenda.
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