Nikon 14-24 Lens Review

Nikon 14-24 Lens Review

Almost perfection

nikon nikkor 14-24

This is easily the best wide angle lens on the planet. Ultra Sharp, ultra fast, and pro quality build. Colors are wonderful with great contrast. Focus is quick and silent.
The only thing keeping this lens from getting five stars is that you have to realize its limits. Those limits, in my humble opinion, are that it tends to flair very easily. Once you realize what angles are usable to shoot during the day, then you can eliminate most of the flair issue. It would help if the lens were able to accept filters, but it doesn’t so you will have to live with the flair issues. Also, the build quality isn’t what you will be use to if you’ve handle the previous generations of the PRO grade Nikon glass. It does not have the heavy solid feel one might expect. The crinkle finish is also missing. The rings also doesn’t feel very well damped. Its still very well built, make no mistake, just not what you’d expect if you have experience with the 70-200 f/2.8 VR or the “Beast” 28-70 f/2.8
These are the few gripes I have about this lens. Image quality wise, there isn’t anything to complain about. It’s about as close to perfection as we will see for a while when it comes to Wide Angle Lenses.

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1 Comment »

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    I love photography and buy lots of stuff and my wife enjoys giving me grief about my purchases. One day I rented the 14 24 2.8 and put one of my photos on my wife’s computer as a screen saver. She enjoyed the quality of the 14 mm wide angle shot so much that she insisted that I purchased the lens. Can you believe it? What more proof do you need that this is a great lens. A great lens it is. I just love what I can do with architectural shoots. It is great to stand in the corner of a room and capture the entire room with life like appearance using my D3. Nikon, you out did yourself on this one. My only recommendation to anyone considering purchasing this is very simply, get it. You , and perhaps your wife, will be glad that you did.

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