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NikonAF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens
 
4.9

(based on 553 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (494)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (547)
  • Strong construction (412)
  • Consistent output (348)
  • Durable (321)
  • Rugged (266)

Cons

  • Heavy (256)
  • Difficult to clean (40)
  • Scratches easily (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Blurry focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (336)
  • Night photography (234)
  • Low light (195)
  • Weddings (136)
  • General purpose (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (128), Photo enthusiast (127), Pro photographer (89), Semi-professional (64), Enthusiast (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (293), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Believe the Buyer Reviews!

I shoot mainly Landscapes and some Interiors. This lens is fantastic for both applications. My first recommendation to you is...Read the Professional test results and recommendations about the lens and...Believe...Read complete review

I shoot mainly Landscapes and some Interiors. This lens is fantastic for both applications. My first recommendation to you is...Read the Professional test results and recommendations about the lens and...Believe B&H Buyer Reviews!Only 4 out of 417 gave less than four stars!.....Then make your decision.I have been reading about this lens for several years and finally bought it. It is incredible! My current setup is a...Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera - Set to FX ModeNikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens USANikon GP-1 GPS Unit Weighing in at 4lbs. 8oz.Not a small package and not a lightweight package!For me these are not problems. They are a small price to pay for the spectacular images this lens records. (Also... I admit I am used to a large setup. When shooting weddings I always used a Mamiya 6X7 Pro with 110mmm Lens and a Sunpak 622 flash.)Think it over carefully and then make your decision. If you choose this lens you WILL BE pleased with the images you are able to record!It's size, weight, and price is worth it when you are viewing the wonderful images you created and can say… "I took those photographs!"

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Had to send it back

I had rented this lens before and was so blown away with it. After receiving it I found that is was not focusing properly on any of my cameras. Had to fine tune the...Read complete review

I had rented this lens before and was so blown away with it. After receiving it I found that is was not focusing properly on any of my cameras. Had to fine tune the AF to -20 to even get close. So I had to return it for an exchange. Waiting for the exchange to to arrive. Hopefully will get a good one this time.

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5.0

LOVE this lens

By Meg

from Mishawaka, IN

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

    Bought this lens for shooting interior photography and it is amazing. Yes, it is heavier and you have to be careful with the lens because of the glass but you should always be super careful when you are spending this kind of money on a piece of equipment. So glad I purchased this. :)

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    5.0

    Exceptional walk around wide angle zoom

    By PhotoMan007

    from Cleveland, Ohio

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

    I often use this lens when I am walking around in an urban setting or along the shoreline. This lens is laser sharp, with a nice bokeh, and really nice for low light situations with the f/2.8 fixed aperature. I've recently obtained some stunning star trails (astrophotography) using this lens as well. The flanged lens shade is great to protect the protruding lens front and the lens is well constructed for easy and fast autofocusing.

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    5.0

    Kit Essential

    By HSPhotoTeach

    from Escondido, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Can't Attach A Uv Filter
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

    I thought I finished off my wedding lens kit with 24-200 mm range of zoom lenses and a couple of fixed lenses. However, when I was hired to shoot in a situation where space was tight, I rented this lens. After shooting with it for 8 hours, I knew I had to buy it. Beautiful results and now a go to lens from my kit for just about everything.

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    5.0

    AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8

    By johnek

    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

      Excellent wide angle lens. Superior picture quality, and fast

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      5.0

      AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

      By jjek

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Excellent picture quality
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

        Great wide angle lens. Excellent picture quality, fast, and works great in low light level. I had some apprehension about the inability to use a filter to protect the lens, but have been very careful, and my anxiety level has dropped.

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        5.0

        Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

        By Bill

        from Maryville, TN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

          I use the lens for perspective control for close in landscapes. It is especially useful in "big sky" shots. Recently I used it to photograph the interior of a million dollar listing for a real estate broker. Shooting 1/5 second exposures off a tripod I was able to get stunning available light shots encompassing large portions of each room with incredible depth of field. It completes the trinity of Nikon zooms; 14-24, 24-70, and 70-200 mm all at f2.8. Incredible!

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          5.0

          Fun! What a treat!

          By Bigskybill

          from Taylors, SC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

          In the last year, I have photographed over 600 of South Carolina's terrific collection of historic churches and temples, mostly with a Nikon 17-35/D600 combination. After "being on the fence" for so long as to whether I should purchase a 14-24 when I already have this nice 17-35, I pressed the B&H purchase button, and I am delighted I did. I so have one regret-I wish I had had the 14-24 before starting the project.I am using the lens for both interior and exterior shots. I was in Charleston last week, retook a few with the 14-24, and was impressed by the increased area, the sharpness and crispness of the colors, and the near distortion free images. I am sure a "techie" could break it all down by the numbers (and I read some of the reports), so my soul (pun! pun!) contribution is that for my church and temple project, this is one terrific purchase. I am delighted to have this lens in my collection. I do have one suggestion-do purchase an extra lens cap. I nearly lost the original in Charleston, and the thought of walking the streets with an unprotected $. Spend the few extra bucks.

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          5.0

          New Favorite Lens!

          By Cooley

          from San Diego

          About Me Photography Student

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                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                Have been using this lens for car photography (all film) and honestly the best lens i used to this date from the glass quality to the zoom length. Will be using it more then my 10.5mm fisheye and 24-70mm. Glad to find something in between both of those! Very impressed!

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                This thing is gold!

                By Joe G

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                If you can afford it and are even thinking about buying this amazing piece of glass, just do it! you will not be disappointed. I read another review about this lens and I think it put it this way: "owning this one lens is like owning a full set of 14 - 24 primes..."

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                5.0

                Awesome Glass

                By Sam

                from Troy, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction
                • TACK SHARP

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                Have used this lense to shoot everything from the Aurora Borealis in Fairbanks AK in sub-zero conditions to office interiors. It is a solid performer! Tack sharp from edge to edge & beautifully soft bokheat wider aperatures. Whats not to like! Lens is solidly built. Only minor complaint is weight.

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                5.0

                Big & Heavy & Outstanding

                By Chris

                from Federal Way, WA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                I am impressed by image quality and lack of flare in the family of three Nikon f/2.8G ED AF zoom lenses. We are known for our back lighted outdoor group portraits and these three lenses are the best that we have ever used. They are worth every penny…but boy are they heavy.

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                5.0

                It doesn't get any better than this

                By Jesse from Westchester

                from New York

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                Recently purchased the 14-24 specifically for landscapes and interior photos. This lens is sharp as a tack. Of course, it is indeed a bit of a specialty lens so you must know how to use it properly or you will see some strange results but once you understand how to properly compose with it, you'll fall in love. Yes, it's a little heavy but it's made well and I'd rather a bit of weight to it than a super light plastic feel.

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                5.0

                Happiness

                By Eddy Pacheco

                from Maracaibo, Venezuela

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                Great Lens, i use it the most for landscape photography

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely Awesome!!!

                By floridad

                from Ft. Lauderdale

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                I bought this lens to pair with my Nikon 24-70 mm zoom. I shoot a lot of landscapes and architecture and found I needed just a bit more width. My older superwide and fisheye seemed either soft and/or distorted. This lens is very sharp and shows very little distortion. The lens is heavy, but all the best ones are! Very happy with the new addition

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                5.0

                amazing lens

                By TxStateBobcat06

                from New Braunfels, Tx.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                wow. crisp, clear images. versatile

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                5.0

                Beautiful lens

                By Mike in DC

                from Washington DC

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                I bought this to replace my 17-35mm and this is a huge improvement in optics and construction. This is a solid lens, images are bright and sharp to the corners, and it does a beautiful job at all zoom lengths. I use it for architectural and landscape. Only downsides are the inability to attach a standard filter to the front, due to the fisheye of the front element, and the size and weight. I use the lens on a D4 body and it is quite heavy.

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                5.0

                Wonderful lens

                By Daytripper

                from Laguna Woods, CA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                      Just got this lens last week and have been using it on a number of shoots. It works beautifully. Most of the shots I have taken have been architectural and I have been able to avoid most, not all but most, of the convergence of vertical elements normally associated with super wide angle lenses. My only regret is that, due to the design of the lens, there is no ability to attach any filters, which eliminates circular polarizers and ND filters. However, the overall abilities of the lens are well worth the absence of filters. One other consideration that is not a problem for me but should be noted is the weight of the lens. It is slightly over two pounds, which doesn't sound like much but, when added to the weight of a full frame body (D-610 in my case) with the addition of an auxillary grip, makes the overall rig quite a piece of work to tote around on a serval hour shoot. All in all, I love the lens and feel it is worth every dollar spent on it.

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                      4.0

                      Nikon 14 24 /2.8

                      By Fotojuanmanuel

                      from Washington DC

                      Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                      Excelente lente no distorsión gran cubrimiento muy bueno

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                      5.0

                      Incredible lens

                      By SeaScene

                      from Vero Beach, Florida

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                        I recently purchased this lens after a recommendation from the staff at B&H. I have yearned for a wide angle lens for some time and I must say the AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8G AF Lens does not disappoint.

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                        5.0

                        High expectations met.

                        By AJB

                        from Nazareth, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Protruding Glass

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF Lens:

                        I had great expectations with this lens and having it finally arrive, I was excited as a kid on Christmas morning. Taking test pictures to check the focus, corner sharpness, chromatic aberration and angles of view I was more than pleased with the performance of this lens. Using it for art, architecture and music photography, I was anxious to take it out and put it through the paces. The lens is heavy, taking up a lot of room on the wide end in your bag(s) and I'm very conscious of the bulbous glass so as not to bump or dirty it. I will eventually invest in an ND filter set up for it for landscapes, but for the time being there isn't a pressing need. I knew all the cons going in & accepted them. The bottom line is that I'm very pleased with both the lens and B&H's service - My holy trinity is now complete! Love this lens!

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