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

(based on 554 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (495)

  • 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 (548)
  • Strong construction (413)
  • Consistent output (348)
  • Durable (321)
  • Rugged (267)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (337)
  • Night photography (235)
  • Low light (195)
  • Weddings (136)
  • General purpose (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (129), Photo enthusiast (127), Pro photographer (89), Semi-professional (64), Enthusiast (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (294), 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

Super Sharp and Wider than I Expected

By Nima

from El Paso, TX

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

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

    Purchased this to add to my other two gold ring glasses (Nikkor 24-70 and the Nikkor 70-200). I do a lot of landscape photography, and have been saving up and waiting a long time to make this addition to my gear. Before this, my 24-70 was my work horse and go to lens, however it wasn't wide enough to always capture the whole scene. My workaround was to capture a series of shots and stitch them together in photoshop. However, this does not always prove effective. I have a trip to Northern Finland coming up in just a couple of weeks, and am hoping to catch some Auroras. In this circumstance, you cannot take multiple shots and stitch them as the lights move in the sky. I'm excited to use this lens on the trip to capture as much of the sky as possible.

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    5.0

    LOVE this lens

    By Meg

    from Mishawaka, IN

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    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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        • No

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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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

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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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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                  • No

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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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                  • No

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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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