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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Review

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Review

Review updated March 29 2018

Before I start reviewing the lens I will have to admit that the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is absolutely my favorite lens of all of the Nikon lenses that I own, I literally take it with me on every trip and it's probably the lens that you'll most likely see attached to my camera.  Having said that I bring to you the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens review.

The 14-24mm Lens is the best Ultra-Wide lens that I have ever used, The best way to get a sense of how wide this lens is, is to try it on a full frame camera body; you will be able to capture almost everything in front of you. This lens shines by shooting landscapes and architecture. Even though that the 14-24mm is Ultra-wide, it barely produces any distortion in the images. Software's such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom can easily minimize or completely remove away any distortion.

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The first thing that will catch your eye is the humongous front lens, the way that this lens was engineered is awesome that you'll barely are not even notice any vignetting even at 14mm! The front lens is also Nano coated which help reduce any lens flares from lights.

The thing that makes this lens so special is because of its large f/2.8 aperture, When shooting at f/2.8, you'll be allowing more light to go through the lens. This is very useful to capture beautiful images at night and in low light situations.

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A huge front lens also has its disadvantages, its a dust magnet, that's why I would highly recommend taking lens cleaning kit with you all the time. The lens cover is also big which sometimes gets annoying since you can't fit it in your pockets. The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is slightly heavy, but not too heavy as the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8.

One more thing to note is that if you're a photographer who tends to use lens filters (I personally don't) you'll need to spend some extra money to purchase special sized filters for this specific lens.


Breakdown

Don't Like

  • Slightly heavy
  • Dust magnet
  • Require special sized filters and filter holder

Like

  • The best Ultra-Wide angle lens ever built
  • Large f/2.8 aperture
  • low/none vignetting on corners

Some photos that have been taken using the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8

La Cueva Ventana
The Butcher Corner.
Grand Mosque Dome
Chicago Airport Terminal C
ElMorro Lighthouse
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