Coming over from Canon, which has its spectacular new 24mm tilt-shift, to Nikon D800E, my first thought was to purchase the Nikon version.
What a disappointment. It had the worst corners of any 24 or 25mm lens I have ever tested. Full of CA, smeary, distorted--just pathetic.
And this was unshifted! Lord knows what the corners would look like once it is shifted.
But I will never find out, as I returned it before it infected any of my other Nikon lens.
I, for one, could care less if Nikon came out with 17mm tilt-shift. If they can't build a decent 24mm, what chance do they have at 17mm?
My old f2.8 Zeiss 25mm and the new Zeiss f2 25mm were also not good in the corners--but not nearly as bad as the Nikon. The new Zeiss got high ratings from LensRental, but my copy was returned as unusable.
Surprisingly, the Nikon 24mm is really good all over and is a keeper.
Shows once again you have to test every lens.