Last weekend I picked up a new prime lens: Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D. At first glance, it’s substantially heavier than my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D by roughly two pounds. The weight of which, I would attribute to the lens composition that allows it to have the 24 fixed range and a viewing angle of 84 degrees. The viewing angle is where the fun part comes in!
The 84 degree area of view gives photos a larger-than-life perspective, similar to that of Michaelangelo’s sculpture of David. If you’re unfamiliar with how M achieved the perspective of David, check out the size of Davids hands. They’re substantially disproportionate to the rest of his arms and legs and torso for the purpose of being viewed from someone looking down upon the sculpture. Therefore, when viewing David from the ground up, it makes him appear as if he has the composition similar to that of a Greek God.
One thing I have yet to do with this lens is capture a portrait of a person, however, I have gotten several architectural and automotive features. Both of which are substantially complemented by the lens’ field of view.
I’m going to continue updating this post in the coming weeks, as well as including a review of the 50mm prime lens. In the meantime, please enjoy some photos taken with the 24!