Wide 84° picture of angle an extra depth of field make this land suitable for a great many photographic situations, including sports, candids, landscapes, night lights, architecture and interiors. Large f/2 maximum aperture is ideal for available-light shooting – important advantage in photojournalism and travel photography. Highly portable with a weight of 300g. Superb picture quality, even at a distance as close as 0.3 m (1ft.) is possible, thanks to Nikon’s Close Range Correction system. 11 elements in 10 groups. distance scale graduated in metres and feet from 0.3m (1ft.) to infinity. Filters: 52mm front screw-in. Accepts HK-2 slip-on lens hood, CL-30 hard case or No. 61 soft pouch. Usable teleconverter: TC-200 & TC-201.
The 24mm f/2 lens retailed at £990 just prior to discontinuation (and prior to massive price increases). Too expensive to manufacture, this lens set various milestones in offering a wide angle and wide aperture and the manual versions offered a long “throw” enabling precise finger movement of the helicoid focus for pinpoint accuracy. An amazing optic, silky smooth focus and fully guaranteed for 12 months.