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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens

Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for compatible Nikon SLR cameras

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by Tara W.
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Wide-angle lens for expansive panoramic photos

Use this impressive lens with one of Nikon's FX or DX SLR cameras, like the D300 or the full-frame D700. It gives you dramatic wide-angle shooting — ideal for capturing sweeping landscapes or the scope of a large indoor scene. And a large maximum aperture throughout the focal range means you'll be able to capture well-exposed photos, even when shooting in lower light with slower shutter speeds.

Superior optical performance

World-class Nikon optics ensure accurate, razor-sharp results. A multi-coating on the lens minimizes flare and ghosting. Your photos will be clear and detailed across the entire field of view — from one edge to the other — thanks to two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical elements. And Nikon's built-in Silent Wave Motor makes autofocus very fast and nearly silent. You'll be able to quickly focus on your subject and snap images of candid moments.

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Highlights:

  • AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens
  • designed for use with Nikon FX or DX digital SLR cameras
  • 21-36mm effective focal length with APS-C sensor cameras
  • ideal for wide-angle shots of landscapes and scenery
  • built-in Silent Wave Motor for fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus
  • minimum focus distance: 12 in.
  • minimum aperture: f/22
  • lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • contains two ED (extra-low dispersion) lens elements for high resolution and contrast
  • three aspherical lens elements provide clear, accurate focus from one edge of the image to the other
  • multi-coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • built-in lens hood
  • lens is 3-7/8" in diameter, 5-7/16" long
  • weight: 34.2 oz.
  • warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • lens case, front and rear lens caps

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Features and Specs
General
Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 14mm-24mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 34.2 oz
Parts Warranty 5 Years w/registration
Labor Warranty 5 Years w/registration
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  • 14-24mm AF-S Nikkor lens
  • Fixed lens hood
  • Slip-on front lens cap (installed)
  • LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • CL-M3 Soft lens case with adjustable shoulder strap
  • Instruction Manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ + 8 other languages)
  • Warranty form
  • Product Registration sheet
  • Nikon Extended Warranty offer

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Features

Overview: This item is an AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm, f/2.8G ED, ultra wide angle zoom lens, optimized for edge-to-edge sharpness when using both the Nikon FX- (23.9 x 36mm) and DX- format image sensors.

Construction: The two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and three aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast even at the widest aperture settings. The exclusive Nano Crystal Coating further reduces ghosting and flare for even greater image clarity.

Built-in CPU: The lens has a built-in CPU which allows it to communicate with the camera body for focus and exposure functions. A set of CPU contacts is located on the lens mount for interfacing with the camera body.

Auto Focus: Internal Focus (IF) provides fast and quiet autofocusing without changing the length of the lens, retaining subject-working distance through the focus range. Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation. The manual/auto focus mode switch allows quick response to situations requiring manual focus operation.

Zoom Control: The lens features a large, textured manual zoom ring for easy zooming control.

Aperture: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.

Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 9-blade diaphragm that produces a nearly circular aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.

Specifications

  • Type of Lens: G-type AF-S Zoom-Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU
  • Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
  • Filter Diameter: external filters are not compatible
  • Focal Length: 14mm to 24mm (the 35mm equivalent is approximately 21mm-36mm when using a camera body with an APS-C image sensor)
  • Closest Focus Distance: 11 inches at focal lengths of 18mm-24mm; 11-3/4 inches at focal lengths less than 18mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups with 3 aspherical and 2 ED glass elements (some elements Nano Crystal Coated)
  • Focal Length Scale: 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 24mm
  • Physical Dimensions:
    • Length: 5.42"
    • Diameter: 3.85"
  • Weight: approximately 34.2 ounces

Warranty Information

Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.

 
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5 out of 5

Wide angle has a new standard

Written By Anonymous, New York on Saturday, October 04, 2014
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This is an amazing lens. It remain sharp on the edges at 14 mm and f/2.8. It is free from dark corners (at least I didn't see any). It is perfect for FX and film cameras especially if you need wide angle shots in relatively dark spaces (inside cathedrals,...) or have to stay close to a monument to keep the pedestrians out of the frame yet want to get everything in one frame.
Pros:
Fast - Sharp - Wide view angle
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5 out of 5

Best ultra-wide zoom period

Written By ed in NJ, White House Station, NJ on Saturday, February 15, 2014
 
This lens outperforms Nikon's 14mm, 20mm, and 24mm f2.8 primes in sharpness and contrast. Outweighs them too, this is an unusually heavy lens, I would not recommend it for the smaller Nikon bodies, it will feel unbalanced. Very sharp, can bring spectacular creative perspectives to images if you are good at composition. Difficult to learn to use well - easy to get random distractions in the frame edges because its field of view is so wide, or get huge uninteresting areas. You really need to be careful in composing images, but if you are, you can get "huge WOW!" images.

Other than portraits and macros, half of my travel photos are shot with this lens. Many professional Canon shooters have this lens adapted to a Canon mount.

No filters possible, but polarizers don't work properly at 14mm anyway. The front element isn't well protected, the built in hood is all the help you have on that. The lens hood isn't a lot of help for flare reduction because to stay out of the way at 14mm, it can't extend out much. Good thing the lens damps down flare very well. I've shot into the sun and gotten a spot or two of flare at most, often none at all. Sun from the side is when you're most likely to get flare, hitting the front element. The slip on lens cap falls off easily so be careful.

Only down side for me is that 14mm to 35mm covers most of what I shoot - I have to change lenses more than with the 16mm-35mm. Still, from 14mm to 24mm, this lens is better - faster, a bit sharper.
Pros:
Crispy sharp; high contrast; amazing flare control for a lens like this; well controlled distortion; incredibly creative perspectives possible
Cons:
Hard to keep front element clean; hard to clean front element; so heavy that it feels unbalanced even on a D800E; no VR; always worrying about that front element getting damaged; 16-35 might be a better lens because of the range for most users.
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5 out of 5

The best wide angle zoom money can buy.

Written By John, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, July 27, 2013
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This lens is great for capturing wide angles. Some say it is the best wide angle zoom money can buy. Its great for scenic shots, automobile photography, landscapes, cityscapes and large groups of people.
Pros:
Superb sharpness and wide angle capabilities.
Cons:
No filter threads on the front of the lens, so you have to be careful not to bump the lens in to anything. At the widest settings you have to be careful who or what is at the edges because it can lead to some interesting distortion. When shooting at the widest angle, you may want to switch from matrix to center weighted metering because of the amount of light entering the lens. I found the pictures tend to be slightly underexposed when using matrix metering.
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5 out of 5

What An Eye Opener To A Whole New Perpective!

Written By Augustin A. Flores, Saipan,CNMI on Sunday, April 14, 2013
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This 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens is Really Ultra Sharp,Fast,Reliable and Pro Quality Built. Image Quality is Unbelievable,Colors are Wonderful,Magnificent details and great contrast. For Landscape shots,It is a Jewel. It is Big, Expensive,Heavy and it is the Best-- a Legend of its class. Don't even Hesitate to get this Crown Jewel,without Doubt-a Superb piece of glass. You will be Happy.
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5 out of 5

The Definition of What Wide Angle Lenses Should Be

Written By Faymus Media, NYC on Sunday, March 17, 2013
 
This lens leads the pack on how a wide angle should perform. This lens has very little distortion. The only distortion is below 18mm and it is only around the edges. You will not notice any distortion if you are shooting landscapes of mountains, and anything far away. If you are shooting buildings and structures I recommend shooting at 18mm-20mm and you will be just fine.

For shooting people and portraits as well as group shots you will notice slight distortion below 18mm. However its still well behaved in every way! This lens performs so well at 24mm. In fact this is the BEST 24mm zoom I have ever used. Its much better @ 24mm than the 24-70mm lens @ 24mm respectfully.

This is a must have lens if you are going to shoot wide!
Pros:
fast, sharp, focus is quick, accurate focus, smooth zoom and focus, solid build quality, superior performance, low distortion
Cons:
heavy and thats the only con
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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