Added to DAP: an evaluation of the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L on the Canon 5D Mark II. Strong color fringing...but as good or better than the Nikon 24/3.5, a big surprise.
Results with the Canon 24/3.5L aren’t bad, aren’t great either, and yet were better than Nikon’s PC-E 24mm f/3.5D ED, which led me to investigate.
I now believe that my brand-new Nikon PC-E 24/3.5 is a bad sample. Between crappy Nikon build quality and now the hours of wasted work with my brand-new 24/3.5, I’m not pleased at all. Buyer beware. I could be wrong of course (maybe the lens was performing as designed), in which case I’ll have to withdraw my recommendation for the PC-E 24/3.5, which performed very nicely on the 12.1MP Nikon D3 last summer (different sample).