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Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best lens for Aurora photography so far

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    jjb4469
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    I have wanted this lens for some time now and tried making due with some cheaper lens ie Tokina and Rokinon but while much cheaper in price, the coma and edge distortion bothered me to the point of buying one. I so far have zero regrets on this purchase and it is allowing me to get some very detailed aurora pictures that I have not been able to do so far with the quality of the field. Though, it makes sense after thinking about the premium telescopes(Astrophysics, Zambuto, ASA, and RCOS) I use for deep sky imaging so one can not cheap out on wide field or you will notice it and it will bother you eventually. It is a heavy lens but then again most of my telescopes are at least 30 lbs up to 210 lbs so don't cheap out on the tripod either. Mated to my Nikon D810, my wide field imaging is producing great results. I know most of the coma and distortion can be processed out but I personally like to get the best quality raw prior to any processing. Something I have done in the beginning of astroimaging. So far the lack of an easy filter system has not been a bother since I look for dark skies so I do not need to use deep sky filters and haven't did any daytime landscape images that could benefit in a polarizing filter but I believe there are a few options though a little pricey but still a workable solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best ultra-wide zoom available

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    Imagesmithmn
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    I started a real estate & architectural photography business about 8 months ago. One goal is to show as much of a room in a single photo as possible, and this requires an Ultra-wide zoom lens with a focal length of 17mm or less. I have tried several lenses meeting this criteria, lenses from Canon, Tamron and even an Olympus MFT lens of nearly identical specs (translated to MFT format, of course) and the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 is by far the best of the bunch. About the only improvement it could use is image stabilization, then it would have everything. But I shoot nearly 100% on a tripod, so I don't really need it. Most of the lenses in this focal length have big bulbous front elements, which have a few disadvantages including unwanted lens flare. This is where the Nikon amazes the most. It does flare a little when the sun is in the shot or slightly outside, but the others flare far more & far more easily. The Olympus is the worst in this aspect, it gave me flares from interior lights, making the whole shoot look like a JJ Abrams film. None of the others did this. The Canon 11-24 f4 is it's only worthy competition, but the corresponding Canon cameras are not as capable as my Nikon D810, so at $2700 ($1000 more than the Nikon 14-24), it's ultimatly a lesser package. These lenses aren't for everyone. They take terrible snapshots & portraits, and require a but of knowledge in order to keep perspective distortions at bay due to the wide angles, but if you have the need, you cannot go wrong with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST LENS EVER!

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    BlueScorpionMedia
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    Def worth the price. You get what you pay for. QUALITY. Use this for architectural photos, and with it's 188 degree angle of view it is PLENTY to capture entire rooms from one corner. Some slight distortion (as to be expected with super wide angle lenses), and minor vertical issues but these can easily be fixed with photo editing software. Bright colors, super crispy details, and it's sweet spot is around f8, which breaks the 3600 mark on Imatest. Lens does weigh almost 2 pounds, and if shooting into the sun you will get some minor sun and lens flares, but also to be expected with a super wide lens. Love how it has a 9 blade circular diaphragm which makes the BOKEH beauteously round and not like a polygon. Also made in JAPAN, not in China like some of the cheaper NIKKOR lens tend to be from. So happy with this lens. So happy i want to purchase another one as a backup. lol!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Semi-Pro/Pro

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    Larry
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    I've used this lens on several shoots since purchasing it late last October. My first shoot was of an industrial gas plant in Ohio. I was most pleased with the performance of this lens in providing good close-ups of my subject while taking in a lot of area with very little or no distortion. In my more general photographic activities, this lens has performed extremely well. It is expensive unless you plan to use it a lot. If you're going to use it, it will pay for itself quickly. Years ago when I first started out doing photography, you bought the camera with a normal (50mm) lens and a short telephoto. It did not take me long to realize I needed a good wide angle more than a telephoto. Don't get me wrong, I use telephoto lenses, too. I just find myself using the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens more. Nikon has really produced some very good zoom lenses and the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens is one of the best. Their unique incorporation of the lens hood into the lens and lens cap is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Wide Angle Lens Out There!

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    smp31
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    I had done lots of research online before purchasing the 14-24mm. In fact I even rented it for a engagement shoot just to be sure it was all that is was cracked up to be. Let me tell you, it is! This lens is absolutely amazing. The edges are tack sharp with zero vignetting and fish eye effect. There is a reason Canon users purchase a separate mount just to use this lens. I use it a lot for my real estate shoots. You can stand in the corner of a room or in a bathroom and open it up at 14 mm, and you can see the entire space. It is pricey, but worth every penny. I bought it at $1,999.99 and Best Buy lowered it $100 to $1,899.99. Because I am an Elite Plus member I went in and Best Buy refunded me the difference. A great reason to continue to shop at Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens for scenic and Night Photography

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    AuroraChaser
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    I live in Alaska with huge wide open spaces and Northern Lights (aurora). I have used lesser quality lens like the Tokina 16-28 F2.8 on my D800 and was pleased until a friend of mine showed me his Nikkor 14-24 F2.8. What a difference. The build quality is similar but the glass is by far better in the Nikkor. I was frustrated with the Tokina shooting wide open during aurora storms and getting soft edges and "coma- elongation of stars" in the corners. With the Nikkor 14-28, that problem is long gone. The lens is sharp from corner to corner and the dreaded coma is minimal. I can't wait for the aurora season to pick up. This is one of nikons flagship lenses that every aurora chaser should have in there arsenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid addition

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    BestBuyReviewer
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    This lens is considered part of Nikon's "Holy Trinity" which includes the 14-24, the 24-70 and the 70-200. I bought this lens because I really enjoy wide angle shots. As you'll find in other reviews all over the web, this lens has two limitations. The first is that it is not light and the second is that it doesn't allow for use of a standard filter for creative uses or protection. There are some filters that exist now, but they are not standard and also not cheap. Think back to what you love about photography and what types of photos you enjoy. If you're like me and you enjoy ultra wide angle shots then you won't be disappointed with this lens. It is ultra sharp and built like a tank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line

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    JasonD45
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    Part of the Nikon "holy trinity" of 2.8's , this lens is built and works like the professional lens it is. It is very sharp at all focal lengths and has brilliant color. I have had mine for two months and have no complaints. Some people do not like that fact that there is no ability to attach filters. While I can understand I have not found this to be as much of a problem as I shoot primarily at night and these days everything can be done in post. This is great glass form Nikon and stands out as one of their top lenses for great reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens... depth of field unbelievable..

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    Peanut
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    I love this lens.. I can get super close and obtain striking photographs. I can also fit a lot in only a short distance is needed to fit everything perfectly. Although i am a beginner/novice at photography, lenses like this make me look like a professional. I am shooting on the D500 by Nikon, and I could not be happier with this camera. I am considering buying another full frame camera..FX... just for the heck of it.. I may give the D500 to my wife or daughter whichever wants it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Arik
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    I use this lens with Nikon D850. I had 2 14-24 before using D3s and was really happy with it. But after i broke my second 14-24 and bought the D850 in October 2018, I tried to save some money by using Tamron 15-30 2.8 that supposed to have the best sharpness on the market. I tried 4 copies and neither one was centered properly. I returned all of them and ended up using Nikon 14-24. It's the best quality lens in super wide zoom sector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed this for Landscape and Realtors work

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    ZiggyZoFlint
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    I finally put in enough work to get this bad boy. I have been looking to get this for years and now I have the Holy Trinity package at my disposal. The 24-70, 70-200 and now this 14-24. I have no limit to what I can do with my photos. I call myself a semi-pro with benefits. This is an awesome lens. So crystal clear. I have nothing but love for Nikon lenses. Good glass is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For Professionals or serious hobbist

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    ProRTB
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    This lens is renowned for being the sharpest from corner to corner in the world and has no equal by any brand. It is not a fish eye but a super wide angle lens. Recommend picking up the 3 year extended warranty which is pennies on the dollar in case any misfortune may occur let alone the peace of mind that if anything does happen it will be replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great!

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    Sjphoto
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    I bought this lens to use for landscape photography and some indoor some wide indoor shots of the interior of the restaurants I work for. I took it Ronny trip to MachuPicchu, Peru and got some beautiful shots. Probably the only negative things I have to say about this lens would be how heavy it is and the price. Besides that it takes beautiful clear photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very sharp, but has a set back

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    Manner
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    This is as sharp a lens at this zoom range as is available for Nikon. While it is just a bit heavy the build quality is enough to make up for that. The biggest downfall to this lens is that it does not have a built in filter holder and the front lens cap is very large due to the convex front element. Overall, I am very happy with this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing wide angle Lens!

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    TDDD
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    This lens is one of my favorites. Great in low light and fast!! Amazing for astro photography, events, architecture/real estate, landscapes etc. it's a little on the pricy side but you definitely get what you pay for. No complaints performance wise. Easily one of my favorite lenses. Using on a full frame Nikon (D750).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent lens

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    RK11
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    This is obviously an excellent wide zoom lens as everyone online will state. I love the excellent colors and minimal distortion at 14mm with this lens and use it for astrophotograpy and landscape picture. This is a special purpose lens but worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

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    Jaxster
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    The best wide angle I've ever used for my Nikon. You cannot go wrong with this 14-24mm, very little distortion and excellent for landscapes. I highly recommend this lens for any commercial photographer, especially working with real estate / weddings / landscapes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My go to travel lens

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    Sonos
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    This lens is my go to for travel. Served me well on a recent trip to Iceland hiking glaciers and driving through the country side landscapes. While a bit heavy, the clarity and durability is worth the weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great len for photograph Nortern Lights In Alaska

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    TOBIAS
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    I planned to go to Fairbanks last september to photograph the Auroras Borealis, and I had to get the best Len for my Nikon D 610, so after to ask my very good specialist photographer friend I decided to go for the Nikon 12-24 f2.8, I got great pictures, and I brought to Mexico, very good memories!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Luther
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    I have been using this lens for over a month now and it is the best for cityscapes. The ultra wide angle zoom allows me to get shots of entire objects without any distortion. No matter if you are a beginner or professional, this lens should be in every photographers bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend