Excerpt: Nikon's fast aperture super-wide zoom lens gets the ePHOTOzine treatment from expert Gary Wolstenholme Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED NIKKOR: Features and handling Nikon's 14-24mm f/2.8 extreme-wide zoom lens is a professional optic truly deserving the extreme title.
Pros: Optical performance, Fast maximum aperture, Handling
Conclusion: A well built and presented optic that breaks new ground on the camera it is designed for. Excellent image quality only slightly let down by the distortion at the wide end, something that can be easily sorted in post processing.
Excerpt: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S The fastest and widest of Nikon's full-frame zooms, this pro lens ($1,800, street) scales up to 21-36mm on the Nikon D300. Introduced with the full-frame D3 and unofficially matched to Nikon's 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, this superfast, constant-aperture,...
Nikon's new ultra-wide zoom sets a new standard of excellence
Consumer Electronics Net
19 June 2008
Excerpt: Lets face it, wide angle zooms have their problems and have never been able to produce images as well as straight, fixed focal length, wide angles. Well, now Nikon has re-written the book on how wide angle zooms perform with its new AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.
Summary: It’s not cheap but it’s a hell of a hunk of glass, so expect at least £1,200 on the street. It’s also not the most practical lens, though the 24mm is slightly more sensible. It is a remarkable piece of kit though, and a very desirable optic for extreme wideangle enthusiasts.
Conclusion: This lens is a perfect example of a situation in which engineers and designers had more to say than accountants. If we start from an assumption that we don’t have to worry about the price and dimensions too much because a professional will understand that good optics must be expensive and must weigh...
Cons: noticeable vignetting at the maximum relative aperture,, slight flares with the work against bright light.