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

(based on 628 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (558)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (577)
  • Strong construction (439)
  • Consistent output (371)
  • Durable (346)
  • Rugged (282)

Cons

  • Heavy (274)
  • Difficult to clean (44)
  • Scratches easily (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Blurry focus (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (370)
  • Night photography (258)
  • Low light (216)
  • Weddings (147)
  • General purpose (81)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (143), Semi-pro photographer (141), Pro photographer (94), Semi-professional (64), Enthusiast (58)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (327), 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

 

Eh, depends on your needs and tastes.

3 Stars for what is a "legendary" lens.

It all depends on what you need from this big hunk of glass. The reason why this lens gets so...Read complete review

3 Stars for what is a "legendary" lens.

It all depends on what you need from this big hunk of glass. The reason why this lens gets so many 5 star ratings is the obsessive nature of landscape photographers and their needs to go wide. Anything under 20mm and I felt the tackyness coming into my work. I had this lens locked in at 24mm and for that reason I returned it. I also had to spend mega bucks to buy a Lee SW150II system to compensate for the bulbous element. I already own a whole Lee system so that was a tough pill to swallow, buying all new HUGE filters.

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5.0

Super sharp, Super Wide

By Maddy

from Denver USA

Verified Buyer

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

I got this Lens with a lot of doubts on how wide it is. After reading a lot of reviews where people returned it as it was too wide for their application, I though of trying it myself.
you'll get all the obvious good stuff with a pro Nikon lens. but this one is Super sharp, I can not explain how much detail can it capture on a D810(I shot Chicago cityscape and was blown away by the image sharpness).
Best lens for city scape, i've red a lot on how distorted your subject can get at 14mm if they are toward the edges, but this lense is SO WIDE that taking 2 steps back will get your subject to near center and reduces distortion a lot.

 
5.0

Outstanding Super Wide Angle Lens

By Captain PDP

from Undisclosed

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

I currently used this lens on a photoshoot at the NYBG. Excellent coverage, sharpness, color detail. Used this lens with my Nikon D5. The best super wide angle lens I have invested in.

 
5.0

Amazingly lens

By CArlis

from Undisclosed

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

This is a truly amazing lens. The super wide angle makes landscape photography in the city a blast. Used this lens on a recent trip to New York and Washington DC and it outperformed all other lenses I have ever used.

 
5.0

Great addition to my Triad

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Wonderful lens take crystal clear pictures, Loven it

 
5.0

I know I'll plan on purchasing the 24 to 72 around on my pro

By Greg

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I recently used this lens for nine days in Iceland, shooting the northern lights, close-ups of the horses, the spectacular waterfalls with rainbows and landscapes with amazing results. I was totally tickled pink! My only negative is the weight. My wife was using a kit lens with very average results for the same settings and locations. I already own the 70 to 200 VR II, I know I'll plan on purchasing the 24 to 70 to round out my professional lens kit.

 
5.0

I should have bought this lens earlier!

By Eliot

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I was looking for a wide angle lens for my D500 for a while and first bought the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens. I was pleased but now wowed. With this lens I have been nothing but wowed. It is everything the other reviews say it is and more. It is my favorite lens now. I wish i could share some of my photos but for some reason the upload keeps timing out.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great addition to my d750

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is amazing and a great addition to my Nikon D750.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This lens is crazy sharp when paired with my D810. I haven't noticed any issues at all and would highly recommend it.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Eugene

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I have only had lens for a short time, but I really like the different perspective it offers. It is a super sharp lens. It is fairly heavy, but I don't much care. After all, it is a landscape lens, and not an every day walk around lens. I strongly recommend it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly recommended to anyone who shoots with Nikon cameras.

By Don

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

An amazing piece of glass. Solid and well made, the workmanship and construction are outstanding. The images it produces are tack sharp. The zoom function is easy and smooth, the focus fast and accurate. When shooting architecture, lines stay straight.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Image Quality and Built to Last

By Steve

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I bought the 14-24mm f/2.8 in mid-November 2016 to supplement an aging Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 that was beginning to become noisy when focusing. No regrets on my purchase! I am also fortunate to have received a good copy of the 14-24mm. Calibration found it to be spot-on and post processing showed nothing disappointing at my commonly used focal lengths. It is everything you can expect from a wide angle lens at this level. I use the lens exclusively with a Nikon D5 and the combined system has some weight. Most of my work is done on a tripod so perhaps I am more concerned with having a durable lens for daily use than having to carry it around.

Recently, I had an opportunity to work with the 14-24mm lens outdoors at near-zero degrees F. After 45 minutes on a tripod, zoom operation remained smooth and auto-focus was still sharp. I feel this is where the heavier construction of the lens pays off. If you need a wide angle lens that is functionally as great under all as well as extreme conditions, this is the one to get.

You will need to be more aware of the unprotected front end of the 14-24mm and thinking of it as a 24-70mm will help keep you from making contact with things. Keep the lens cover handy, especially when outdoors in cold weather. Covering the lens before you return indoors will keep moisture from condensing on the surface of the lens. The cover seals well enough to maintain slower air transitions within and it allows the moisture to form on the surface of the cover and not on the lens face. I also reconfigured an older Pelican case for lens(s) and camera to further slow the temperature transitions during transport in winter.

I expect to get 10 years of use from my 14-24mm lens and in doing so, minimize cloth rubbing on the lens surface. I use a Gittos Lens Cleaning blower/brush for daily cleaning of dust. Then, less frequently or where you find stuck-on dirt that will not dust off, use the cleaning solution and micro-cloth.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens!

By Denise

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Used this lens again last weekend during a hike to see some amazing waterfalls. Perfect landscape lens. Clarity is amazing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If the quality really matters to you!

By Francescacarme

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Quality lens!! If you need a super wide zoom, this is the one! I am happy!! Sharp!! Thank you B&H!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for parties and night sky.

By Julie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

This is most impressive. On my D750.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp as a tack!

By Barry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Only used briefly so far but typical Nikon professional lens quality in construction and images. Been shooting Nikon/Nikon glass for many years - it doesn't get any better than this

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another Great Lens From Nikon

By Bill

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

A great Nikon lens. It's sharp and very well made. The only negative is that it does not accept a front end filter.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

falled in love

By armand

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

This is by far the best ultra wide angle lens and one of the best lenses ever made. I use this mainly for architecture and interiors. If you know how to control the perspective you will have no problems at all even on 14mm and shooting close. It's not a toy that's why it's heavy, really not for amateurs or beginners. Don't believe anyone complaining about this, they don't know how to use it. My only complaint is that Nikon really should take more seriously the rubber's. It's not normal for lenses of this class.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loving This Lens!

By GoodGuy52Cool

from Kalama, Wa

Verified Buyer

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

Good glass is necessary for good photography, and the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens is a welcome addition to my photographic arsenal. I am so impressed with how well it is engineered. The design, build, and weight of this lens feels great in the hand and balances well on camera. The zoom ring feels very well machined—Nothing sloppy or cheap feeling about it. The only drawback to this lens is the fact that the lens surface cannot be protected by a screw-on filter, and it must be protected from airborne particles. A lens with this angle of view naturally has incredible Depth-of-Field, so every speck of dust shows in the final image. Having said that, I still strongly recommend this lens and would definitely buy it again, having used it for six months now.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Got the shakes after dropping the $, but...

By cc

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

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

I shoot architecture/interior work, and once I shot the lens - my nerves were gone. Still a lot of money, but for my needs - it is brilliant.

(6 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good wide angle lens but its overpriced

By Himadri

from Columbus,OH

Verified Buyer

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

This is a very good wide angle lens from Nikon but the price could have been lower

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