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NikonAF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens
 
4.9

(based on 559 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (500)

  • 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 (553)
  • Strong construction (418)
  • Consistent output (352)
  • Durable (325)
  • Rugged (270)

Cons

  • Heavy (260)
  • Difficult to clean (40)
  • Scratches easily (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Blurry focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (342)
  • Night photography (238)
  • Low light (199)
  • Weddings (137)
  • General purpose (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (133), Photo enthusiast (128), Pro photographer (89), Semi-professional (64), Enthusiast (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (299), 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

Wide angle lenses can not get any better

By Landscape Photographer

from Roseville, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery

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

This is a fantastic lens!
Resolution, fine details are absolutely phenomenal.
Wide angle lenses in this range cannot get any better.
My favorite lens for all interior photography.

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5.0

Great Performer; Worth Every Dollar

By MScottH

from On the road across the USA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    I've used this lens for about 2-1/2 months on a D810; roughly 1500 shots, mostly architectural, cityscapes, and some rural landscapes.

    This lens is a pleasure to use--super sharp (even at 2.8), great contrast and offers the creative opportunities one expects from a very wide angle lens.

    Regarding the lens flare that some reviewers have complained about, it is to be expected with any 14mm lens. Just look at the curve in the front element. It's huge! You have to become aware of how to avoid flare altogether or how to use it creatively. But it is easy enough to avoid and is an optical design issue present in all wide angle lenses.

    Anyway, this is a beautiful lens. Built like a tank; fun to use; professional results. Outstanding when paired with the D810.

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    5.0

    Great wide angle

    By ET shooter

    from Riverside.CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

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

    Shot with this lens at a function in a church. Absolutely wonderful how wide and how crisp the images were.

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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By VideoMama

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

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

    I use this lens with the Sony A7R and the Metabones adapter. My main focus is star photography and it is superb. It is super sharp and no coma on the stars.

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    5.0

    A great special purpose lens

    By jamorg

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Hard To Protect The Glass
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

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

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

    I use this lens for landscape photography. It offers a unique perspective and is very good in the right circumstances such as urban settings or night sky photography. It is great in low light and produces very sharp pictures. It is a little heavy but manageable. There are no external threads for filters, so protecting the lens with a UV filter is not an real option. There is a filter adapter but it is pretty expensive by itself.

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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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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

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        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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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

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        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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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

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          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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Great Lens, i use it the most for landscape photography

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                    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 NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 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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