Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8

The first 24mm lens designed specifically with a reflex F-mount was introduced in June, 1967. The Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8 Auto lens has a retrofocus design, it was based on a creative design concept by Nikon optical engineers, combines a super picture angle of 84° and coupled with a fairly fast speed at f/2.8 (fastest lens among the same focal length lenses available during that period) [source: leofoo].

Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 adapted to the Alpha 7

Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 adapted to the Alpha 7

This first version has the “Nippon Kogaku Japan” label but mine was simplified to just “Nikon” — but it is still probably among the older 24mm Nikkor lenses because it has a minimal aperture scale of up to f/16 only (f/22 was later added in 1975). Anyway, I love the design — especially the deep ribbed “scallop” grip for the focusing ring.

Some sample photos:

One North Residences

One North Residences

Lucasfilm Singapore, the Sandcrawler building

Lucasfilm Singapore, the Sandcrawler building

Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit at the River Safari

Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit at the River Safari, at ISO5000

Singapore cityscape

Singapore cityscape

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, shot handheld at 0.5s!

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Underneath the tiered seatings of my church

Underneath the tiered seatings of my church (ISO6400)