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

(based on 548 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (489)

  • 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 (543)
  • Strong construction (410)
  • Consistent output (345)
  • Durable (319)
  • Rugged (265)

Cons

  • Heavy (254)
  • Difficult to clean (40)
  • Scratches easily (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Blurry focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (331)
  • Night photography (232)
  • Low light (193)
  • Weddings (134)
  • General purpose (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (128), Photo enthusiast (125), Pro photographer (87), Semi-professional (64), Enthusiast (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (289), 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

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

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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    • No

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    5.0

    New Favorite Lens!

    By Cooley

    from San Diego

    About Me Photography Student

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

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          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

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          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

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          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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          5.0

          Absolutely Awesome!!!

          By floridad

          from Ft. Lauderdale

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          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

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          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

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            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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                  5.0

                  Gold mine score with B&H

                  By Jlock

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Accessory Adaptability
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  I am a amateur architectural photographer that has great use for this lens. The performance and range of depth I am able to capture is great. I have used this lens in many different settings including nighttime and nature photography, and it continues to live up to its name. One of the only downsides of the lens is that due to its spherical shape, it is harder to use different filters with the lens. With the right equipment it is possible though.

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                  5.0

                  Great lens

                  By Alaskan photographer

                  from Kenai, Alaska

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • No Screw-in Filter Mount

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Awesome lens. It replaces a 17-35 f/2.8 to be used in conjunction with a 24-35 f/28. Combined, the two lenses make a great combo. I am concerned about no screw-in filter mount. I prefer to keep a protective filter over my lenses rather than a removable lens cap.

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                  5.0

                  great lens

                  By Jeannepanda

                  from Florida

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography

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

                    I love landscape photography, and this lens is sharp! I was using Tamron 10-24 before and definitely can tell the difference. Just went to NC for a weekend up in the mountains, this was my walk around lens the entire trip!

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                    5.0

                    Worth Every Penny

                    By Jeffers512

                    from Illinois

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

                    I debated getting this lens for a while and finally bit the bullet...it's been a fantastic lens and I have no complaints, so far.

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                    5.0

                    Best lens of its type

                    By John

                    from Boca Raton Florida

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    best wide angle I have ever used with no distortion at all

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                    • No

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