Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F/2.8G ED Review
The 1kg heavy Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is a professional camera lens with a full range of features. This lens boasts of f/2.8 maximum aperture for all focal lengths. One of the important features of this lens is the short closet focus of 0.28m at a focal length of 18 to 24 mm. It is usually preferred by professional photographers and photojournalists alike.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is a fixed zoom lens with no retraction. When the zoom option is used, the inner lens tube makes the movement to adjust with the focal length. With a slip-on lens cap and inbuilt lens hood, the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is well protected and ready for use all the time.
Nikon is often the first name that comes to mind when someone talks about camera lenses. Over the years, Nikon has come up with superb cameras and accessories, retaining its high market value through its superior offerings. Nikon entered the FX market with the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED camera lens and this product has been so popular that it has become the standard of reference for other ultra wide lenses. This accessory is for the professional photographers and boasts a metal alloy outer lens barrel with inbuilt protective seals against moisture and dust.
What are the functionalities ?
The AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is ideal for professional photography and offers a focal length of between 14 and 24 mm. It respectively has a minimum and maximum aperture of f/22.0 and f/2.8. With nine rounded aperture blades and minimum focal distance of 0.28m, this lens makes photography a pleasure.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED has an optical design, which is somewhat similar to the old AF 14mm f/2.8ED lens. The lens has a large front element, giving it a bulbous look with some form of protrusion. As a result, it does not have any filter thread and thus, you cannot attach any filter to the lens cap. Because of this reason, the front element seems bare and it could result in some vulnerability.
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED has an Internal Focusing (IF) system that helps the inside tube to remain static when focusing, and there is no rotation of the front element. This does not really matter because the lens has no filter thread as it is. However, you can use filters with this lens and there are some accessories available. But these are third party accessories that add weight to this already heavy product.
The AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED does not have an aperture ring because it is a G-type lens. It also contains a Silent Wave Motor, which allows fast but silent autofocus.
How is the image quality ?
Because this lens is built for professionals, the image quality is quite higher than standard zoom lenses.
Conclusion: should I buy it ?
The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is built for professional photography thanks to its aperture range. It can be used on a DX-format DSLR but is meant for full-frame cameras.
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- The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is manufactured by Nikon and was added in December 2014 in the Camera Lenses section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED in Canada is $1,677.06 at B&H Photo
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Henrys, B&H Photo