Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens USA

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Product Highlights
  • Fast f/2.8 Aperture
  • Distance Information Transmitted to Lens
  • 8" (20.32cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • 1 ED and 2 Aspherical Glass Elements
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Autofocus/Manual Focus Modes
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • Accepts Gelatin Filters - Rear Mount
  • Nikon F-Bayonet Mount

The Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens is a high-performance, ultra-wide-angle lens is ideal for interiors, dramatic cityscapes or compelling photojournalistic images even in low light. With its 114-degree picture angle and f/2.8 fast aperture, this lens offers a dramatic angle of view in demanding situations. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and two aspheric lens elements ensure superior image quality and compact design.
For more accurate exposure control, the "D" lens subject distance information is transmitted from the lens to the camera body, providing 3D matrix metering and 3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash with appropriate Nikon cameras and Speedlights.

AF not supported by D40 and D60, D3000 & D5000 cameras.

Hybrid aspherical lens elements and ED glass elements for high-resolution and high-contrast images.
RF (rear focus) system for superior optical performance.
Rectilinear design provides straight-line subject rendition.
Built-in flower type lens hood.
Performance
Focal Length 14mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 114°
DX Picture Angle: 90°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (19.99 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 14/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.4" (8.64 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.47 lb (670 g)
Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens
  • Rear Cap
  • Slip-on Front Lens Cap
  • CL-S2 Soft Fabric Lens Pouch
  • 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)
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    NikonAF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (7)

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (21)
    • Strong construction (17)
    • Durable (14)
    • Consistent output (12)
    • Easily interchangeable (12)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (15)
    • Night photography (9)
    • Low light (8)
    • Weddings (7)
    • Sports/action (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Widest Recteliniar lens out there!

    I have used this lens for about 6 months and have loved everything about it. Its well built and THE most important thing about this very wide angle lens. Like I said before Its...Read complete review

    I have used this lens for about 6 months and have loved everything about it. Its well built and THE most important thing about this very wide angle lens. Like I said before Its Recteliniar. Which means it keeps straight lines straight and curved line curved. its the perfect lens for archectural photography and close quarters automotive photography(my forte). There have been several jobs that I could not have done if I didnt have this lens.

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    Unacceptable Distortion

    I bought this lens because it claimed to be rectilinear. Well, sort of. But in fact, the distortion is so complex that I can come up with no way to correct it....Read complete review

    I bought this lens because it claimed to be rectilinear. Well, sort of. But in fact, the distortion is so complex that I can come up with no way to correct it. I have found no profiles available for Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. Notice in the image that I'm uploading, how the horizon is nowhere near flat. It bulges up in the middle, then down towards the sides, and then up again at the very edges. I consider this lens to be completely unusable on a full frame camera for anything containing straight lines. Architecture? Forget it. When I first purchased it, I was using a DX format camera. Had I been using a full frame camera, I would've seen the full complexity of the distortion, and would certainly have returned it right away. The Canon 14 mm lens is completely without distortion. Why can't Nikon do this?

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    1.0

    Unacceptable Distortion

    By ChuckWilliams

    from Cozumel Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

          I bought this lens because it claimed to be rectilinear. Well, sort of. But in fact, the distortion is so complex that I can come up with no way to correct it. I have found no profiles available for Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. Notice in the image that I'm uploading, how the horizon is nowhere near flat. It bulges up in the middle, then down towards the sides, and then up again at the very edges. I consider this lens to be completely unusable on a full frame camera for anything containing straight lines. Architecture? Forget it. When I first purchased it, I was using a DX format camera. Had I been using a full frame camera, I would've seen the full complexity of the distortion, and would certainly have returned it right away. The Canon 14 mm lens is completely without distortion. Why can't Nikon do this?

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          5.0

          Awesome Lens

          By Stanley A.

          from Easthampton, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

          This is truly awesome lens that may be used on both FX and DX format cameras. The field of view is fantastically wide without being really distorted like a fisheye lens. The build quality is very, very good, what you would expect from a Nikon lens. It is not to big and not too heavy; it is very manageable and is an absolute pleasure to use. The autofocus is quick and accurate.

          I use this lens for landscape and indoor photography and find the wide field of view to be very useful without being too wide. I chose this lens over the 14-24mm zoom as I already have a 16-35mm zoom, so I had that range covered; I needed something to cover the super wide focal length and this lens covered the gap very nicely. I would recommend this lens to anyone looking for a solid, super-wide lens, without getting into a super-wide zoom.

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          5.0

          Good product

          By wallstar314

          from College Station, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

            Lens is very good with nice DOF

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            • No

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            4.0

            Definitely a niche lens

            By Kauffie

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Sharp

            Cons

            • Can't use filters
            • Design Better Lens Cover
            • Difficult to Clean
            • Lens Flare

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

            I bought this lens for indoor work, hotel rooms and lobbies, etc. After shooting with it one morning I almost sent it back - even got an RMA from B&H, mainly because I use polarizers quite a bit (even indoors for reflections)and you can't use any filters with this lens, but also because it flares badly which surprised me, also because I'm afraid of scratching the bulbous lens. However, I decided to keep it because sometimes you just need that width and it just might mean the difference between doing the job correctly and not being able to. Also used it for night photography (milky way) and I can see it being useful for big sky shots like lightning strikes. Makes nice stars out of lights.

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            5.0

            Bought mine in 1999[*]

            By sojourner

            from New Paltz, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                  This is a lot of fun, trying to make distortions look normal, and man, do I need that. I use it on an N60 I bought in 1998, but will shift to the F100 when I am through with the roll. I do not like changing filters, as them screws are so small I am afraid of inhaling one? Be that as it may, if you get the filter changing kit from Nikon, which I obviously have, make sure you keep a magnet around to catch those little screws if they stray? I bought a bunch of different wratten (sic.) filters, but only use the green cause of those little screws and so on. Just don't get too close to your subject, or you will scratch the lens.(joke). As to the lens protector, mine works, and if Nikon could have offered something else, I wouldn't have minded, but that is what comes with and I haven't scratched the front or back of the lens in 14 years? I have broken Leicas more than once, but never a Nikon. When Leica still had the R series and also made this lens, the price for the Leica 14 mm was around [$] plus the cost of a camera body. Must have been a monster, the Leica.

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                  4.0

                  Fantastic on FX cameras...

                  By K Hodge Films

                  from Boulder, CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Can't use front filters
                  • DX bodies not worth it
                  • Heavy
                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                  I originally bought this for us on my D7000 shooting wedding films. Specifically to be my workhorse Steadicam lens. On the DX format D7000 the images were always soft and I could never seem to get it focused very sharp.

                  Enter the D800. Holy SMOKES! On an FX camera this lens is like a completely different monster. The images are AMAZING. Sharp, super wide, yummy goodness. And my Steadicam shots with this thing can come out looking astonishing.

                  It is a very specific lens to use and even though the lines stay straight, it does distort things when they get too close. If you know why you want to buy it, you should probably buy it... if you just want a wide angle lens, the 14mm-24mm or the 24mm prime might be a better bet.

                  Really slow AF.

                  One note: You can't fit a lens filter on the front objective because it's too bulbous... so, be careful with this bad boy.

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                  5.0

                  Incredible super high definition

                  By Henry one

                  from El Paso, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                  It's amazing color and definition even in low light conditions.

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                  5.0

                  Takes Wide-Angle to the AWESOME!

                  By Ray

                  from Tampa, Florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Sharper than a tack

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                  Indoors: Makes realestate pictures REAL--you are able to cover what your eyes see.
                  Outdoors: Incredible panoramas. You can stich 360's in no time.
                  Great: Sharpness;contrast is excellent. Distortion is minmal.
                  Not so great: Having to use a gelatin filter.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Lens!

                  By Nick

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Super wide

                  Cons

                  • Can't use UV filter

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                  I absolutely LOVE this lens. I bought it used on [@] for like half the price and I couldn't be happier. It comes in handy in so many different situations. You can as close to something with the lens as possible and it will still focus to that close object. If you're on the fence about buy this lens just do it and you won't regret it.

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                  4.0

                  Nice lens

                  By Paul

                  from Ballarat

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                      Very nice lens in spite of the difficult to manage poor excuse for a lens cap. Sharp as a tack and very little distortion.

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                      4.0

                      Definitely not an expensive paper weight

                      By Paul

                      from Ballarat, Australia

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                        Love this lens for city scapes and interiors of old buldings such as church interors at weddings. So sharp at every focal length and so little distortion for a lens of this focal length. I do dislike the silly soft lens cap which IMHO cost it a star, because you have to be so carefull putting it back on.

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                        5.0

                        Amazing Lens

                        By Cool Hands

                        from Salt Lake City, UT

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                        I've been using this lens for dramatic landscape photos, star photography and HDR. It performs with amazing clarity and works well even on the cropped DX format (D7000).

                        The lens is fast, quiet and worth every penny. It's among my heavier lenses for sure, but worth carrying around.

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                        4.0

                        Amazing Lens

                        By CaptZerkon

                        from Burlington, VT

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                          I would rate this lens a 5 star but I'm not a huge fan of the manual/auto focus switch. Once you are locked into auto mode you can't manually focus. Not a big deal because it is a 14mm.

                          Great glass and it is a nice size and weight. So far.... wonderful

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful Lens

                          By Thy Bun

                          from Oakland, CA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poor in Low Light
                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                          I use this lens for wedding shoot. It is sharp and great images quality. It is kinda difficult focus to shoot at night.

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                          4.0

                          One of the more useful exotics.

                          By dmr_pj

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Rugged
                          • Strong Construction
                          • W-I-D-E

                          Cons

                          • not AF-S

                          Best Uses

                          • Architectural interiors
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                          The only reason I'm not giving a 5th star is that this should be an AF-S lens.

                          Still, the lines are straight. The photos are crisp. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome lens! Perfect for my Needs.

                          By Andy W.

                          from Bergen County, NJ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wide Angle Architectural

                              Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                              I shoot a lot of tight spaces, like TV Studios, Edit Suites, Master Control Rooms. This lens is perfect for that.

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                              5.0

                              Love my ultra wide!

                              By A. Trieskey

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                                I love everything about this lens! Its response is super fast. I am shooting with a D90. I am new to ultra wide and have been loving the shots that I'm getting. I have been shooting with it every chance I get. I need more practice getting uncomfortably close to my subjects especially the moving ones!

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                                4.0

                                Nice Prime

                                By kford263

                                from North Shore, HI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Lens cap

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                                This lens is overall a very well constructed piece of glass. The angle of vision is super wide with minimal distortion. I struggled for a long time trying to decide whether I should go with the zoom 14-24mm or the 14mm prime, and I am glad I decided to go with the latter. Being able to zoom is an awesome capability, but with the prime you can move forward or backwards to achieve a similar focal length and save a few extra hundred dollars. My biggest beef with this lens is the lens cap. Being a soft lens cap makes it kind of tricky to put back on, especially at night. And because the lens protrudes fairly far out, the possibility for scratching it becomes an issue. In terms of photographing capabilities however, great product. I only rated it 4 stars because although it is an amazing piece of equipment, it didn't blow my socks off.

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                                5.0

                                I call it the Gem

                                By ALFA

                                from Orange County, California

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent Output
                                • Durable
                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quick Focus
                                • Sharp Focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Photography
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                                  I just bought this lens two days ago and OMG. What a beauty. It really is a gem. I love it. I've been having so much fun with this lens. It simply brings your creativity out. You can do sooo much with this lens. I bought it initially to shoot Real Estate/Interior and Exterior, but I'm having so much excitement shooting the mother nature. I used it on my D700 and shot a few sceneries. You just want to jump and touch the clouds when you look at them through this lens. I was driving back from San Diego, put my camera on P and Live View and took a few pictures while going under the over passes. When I showed them to friends, they just went, wooow... what a shot!
                                  Buy it , then you will know what I'm talking about.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Quality

                                  By molgto65

                                  from Sterking Heights, MI

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Output
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easily Interchangeable
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quick Focus
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Sharp Focus
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Photography

                                    Comments about Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED Autofocus Lens:

                                    This lens is great for indoor shots, a fish-eye without the distortion.

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