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p.9 #1 · p.9 #1 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Love this lens more and more. I used it more than my 35mm 1.4 last wedding. I think it complete my 58mm 1.4 perfectly.























Oct 05, 2017 at 09:11 PM
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p.9 #2 · p.9 #2 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


GumaRodak wrote:
hey guys, i have the 24 1.4g as well and i use it at dancefloor, sometimes i have low keeper rate as this lens is slow to focus and the 35 is even slower according some youtube videos focus comparison...so how do you shoot on the dnacefloor?
I mean 1.4 is almost never spot on, so to increase the chance i have to go for 2.8 and more...but here for sure the 24-70 wins in focus speed... so i am wondering...
sometimes i belive, my 24 is bad, as i purchased it second hand...sometimes even at f5.6 i have blurry pictures...

hmm?
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I had this very same exact problem and I just figured out the way to avoid this only recently...
Turn off the autofocus. Yes, I may sound crazy but focus manually. Set a focus distance and eyeball your dancers/subjects and spray & pray.
I was shocked how well this teqnique worked for me. From now on I don't even use AF on my wide angle primes for dance shots.
Even wide open, I get good results!
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Almass wrote:
The 24/1.4G on the D850



https://i.imgur.com/JhNqfBs.jpg


No offense, this image looks terrible. Assuming heavily cropped, 200-300%?



Oct 05, 2017 at 10:53 PM
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p.9 #3 · p.9 #3 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread



I had this very same exact problem and I just figured out the way to avoid this only recently...
Turn off the autofocus. Yes, I may sound crazy but focus manually. Set a focus distance and eyeball your dancers/subjects and spray & pray.
I was shocked how well this teqnique worked for me. From now on I don't even use AF on my wide angle primes for dance shots.
Even wide open, I get good results!
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I do the same thing. I started zoning when I was playing around with fuji as a backup / 3rd option and with the 16mm 1.4 - which is a great lens. Obviously, the fuji system isn't quite as capable in dark receptions so I had to find a way to work it. My keeper rate was higher than AF with speedlight assist on my Nikons.

Lately I will either use a 18mm 3.5 ais... yup ais..., stop it down and drag the shutter for some fun shots. 24mm as well but I really like what the 18mm has been giving me. I'll go 35mm, 50mm or 85mm on the second body with AF and assist. Really once you get good at zoning it becomes so freeing and shooting is quicker. It's a lot of fun. I'll only chimp if I want to see the shot I thought I got vs checking if that moment was in focus.




Oct 05, 2017 at 11:48 PM
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p.9 #4 · p.9 #4 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


thx for the answer guys, I was thinking about this method, since I was doing that with my MF samyang 14mm....well, definitely some more practice will be needed as the DOF is very thin even on 24mm when shooting at close distance....I was thinking even to get the focusing glass instead of the D750 original to get the MF better usage...


Oct 06, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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p.9 #5 · p.9 #5 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Beautiful images! Does anyone use this lens on a crop sensor? I just got the D7500 and the 35mm f1.8 has been recommended to me, but curious about the 24mm?


Oct 06, 2017 at 06:44 PM
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Oct 10, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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p.9 #7 · p.9 #7 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


When new I'd never suggest putting a $2k lens on a crop sensor, but with the crazy $1k used prices I'd consider it. It mostly comes down to whether your long term plans include full frame, or are you going to stick with crop? Also depends on whether you need a 24 or 35mm lens... as this will behave like a 35mm lens on crop as far as field of view is concerned.
MiRunner wrote:
Beautiful images! Does anyone use this lens on a crop sensor? I just got the D7500 and the 35mm f1.8 has been recommended to me, but curious about the 24mm?




Oct 10, 2017 at 02:51 PM
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p.9 #8 · p.9 #8 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Elijah wrote:
No offense, this image looks terrible. Assuming heavily cropped, 200-300%?


Hehehe. No offense taken.

This image was shot on the D850 with Primary NEF's to XDQ and second card Jpeg to SD.

The file you are looking at is from a lame Jepg with a crop of approx 60%. I don't remember which Jpeg level it was.

At the time of processing, I did not have any app which would open a D850 NEF file and I had to wait for C1P to release their 10.2 version to enable me work with my XQD Nef files.

I processed the Jepg's in C1P 10.1 and I never either shoot or process Jpegs even on my Iphone I shoot Tiffs' (not with the Iphone camera app).

The short of it, these are from D850 Jpeg's and not to be repeated.

I subsequently processed properly the NEF's few weeks later when C1P 10.2 was released.
In case I crop to approx 100%, on the RAW file, you will get her single eye




Oct 10, 2017 at 06:24 PM
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p.9 #9 · p.9 #9 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread







  NIKON D750    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/80s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 18, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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p.9 #10 · p.9 #10 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


The 24/1.4G still remains one of my preferred lenses.
Here is a pic of a long shooting session.









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Oct 21, 2017 at 09:55 AM
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p.9 #12 · p.9 #12 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


D750 24mm at 1.4

Kristina TN 00044 by Peter Švancar, on Flickr



Oct 24, 2017 at 03:53 PM
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p.9 #13 · p.9 #13 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


D4+24mmF/1.4 @F/3.2 S1/15 ISO800




Oct 26, 2017 at 04:04 AM
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p.9 #14 · p.9 #14 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


24mm at 1.4 ... i love the perspective

happy kid by Peter Švancar, on Flickr



Oct 27, 2017 at 03:16 PM
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p.9 #15 · p.9 #15 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Hello framers!




Oct 30, 2017 at 07:33 AM
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p.9 #16 · p.9 #16 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Central Park.. (today)






















Nov 10, 2017 at 08:54 PM
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p.9 #17 · p.9 #17 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Lisa is a young actress who needed photos for her CV.

Markus





  NIKON D600    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/250s    200 ISO    -0.5 EV  




Nov 12, 2017 at 06:27 AM
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p.9 #18 · p.9 #18 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread







  NIKON D750    24.0 mm f/1.4 lens    24mm    f/1.4    1/400s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 13, 2017 at 12:17 AM
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p.9 #19 · p.9 #19 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Great shot! The 28mm 1.4E weirdly makes me miss this lens!

Elijah wrote:




Nov 13, 2017 at 02:29 AM
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p.9 #20 · p.9 #20 · Nikon 24mm f1.4G thread


Blakehfreeman wrote:
Great shot! The 28mm 1.4E weirdly makes me miss this lens!



Thanks broski.

The way I look at this, owning 24/1.4 and 35/1.4 for the price of 28E is FAR far more versatile.
You get two different looks, different perspectives and different compressions.
I'm getting tired of winning, as the great Donald would say



Nov 13, 2017 at 02:41 AM
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