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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G

Autofocus — Conclusions

The May 2010 survey as well as the examples and tests on previous pages show clearly that the Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G can have serious focusing issues. In some tests it was spot-on, and in others off a little bit, and in one instance, wildly inaccurate.

A plausible explanation other than “unreliable and/or defective” has not yet emerged.

The following was true of the sample I used for testing and is consistent with reports from the survey:

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