AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
A Reputation Richly Deserved
Ever since purchasing a Nikon Df in chrome about a year ago (and then purchasing another one in black a few months later), I've had my eyes on the Nikkor 14-24. I finally took the plunge this summer and bought this member of Nikon's "holy trinity."
All of the reviews and positive pre-purchase information I gathered about this lens is true: it's an extremely well-built and precise lens that focuses quickly and produces tack sharp images. Most important, the 14-24 is fun to use and an exceptional tool that provides photographers with entirely new perspectives and capabilities. For someone who is relatively new to ultra-wide lenses, I am amazed at how the 14-24 is expanding my education and appreciation of photography as art, while giving me the ability to create interesting photos that tell a story.
The only negative about the 14-24 is its exposed, bulbous front lens element that can't support a protective filter. But this concern can be resolved with after-market adapters that will allow installation of 145mm protective and correction filters.
August 29, 2015
Muy bonitos colores.
Me gustan los colores y los contrastes de las imágenes incluso en condiciones de poca luz, rápidas y con un poco de ajustes los retratos.
August 8, 2015
Nailed the shot!
All round great walking around lens, shooting D800 i decided to treat myself to a new lens. I do enjoy using this lens but when i shoot raw it seems lacking depth of field. also literally 1 moth after i purchased it for $2500 it now sells for $1999, im rather disappointed and thus 4 stars. Attached is an unedited photo taken in Hawaii while in a deep sea fishing trip. Shot with D800, 14-24 lens, iso 400, raw with -2.
July 19, 2015
I was full of high expectations for this lens, having read many excellent reviews.
The depth of focus (depth of field) is huge, and almost everything appears in focus. However, even with RAW and a low ISO on a D800, the detailed definition is missing. By that I mean it pixilates quite quickly as I zoom into the image on my computer. So what you shoot is what you can expect to get, little more.
For my purposes, I get more useable results with the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, which is a more modern lens. Whilst losing some extreme wide angle capability, the definition is better for my purposes. The 16-35 also accepts filters, has VR, and is significantly lighter.
My professional work involves taking photographs of buildings, and ever in the pursuit of the perfect lens (for my purposes) my next acquisition is the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED.
June 12, 2015
Full of high expectations from great reviews I was disappointed.
I get better results with my Nikon 18-35.
The focal length is so broad with the 14-24, I don't get the fine detail that I get with my 18-35.
Of course this Nikon 14-24 is an old tech lens compared to the Nikon 18-35. The 18-35 has the ability to add filters, and seems to me to be Nikons upgrade to the 14-24.
June 2, 2015