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. By way of comparison, here is the chart from the venerable AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens tested on the same camera.
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. 14mm is very, very wide on a full-frame camera lending itself to use for landscapes, interiors and up-close and personal photojournalism right in the thick of the action.
Pros: Optical performance, Fast maximum aperture, Handling
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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, full-framer is almost in a class by itself.
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. There are a number of remarkable design points that make this Nikon change all those old stereotypes. First off this lens is SHARP and its sharp edge to edge!
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 a bit, we get a device in the style of the Nikkor 14-24 mm. It is perhaps the best wideangle lens we have dealt with so far.
Cons: noticeable vignetting at the maximum relative aperture,, slight flares with the work against bright light.
Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED (FX) - Review / Test Report
19 September 2009
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-S 14-24 is an impressive ultra wide angle zooms lens that outperforms most of the prime lenses in its range resolution wise, with its fast aperture allows for low light shooting (or alternatively some object separation with limited depth of field) and is built solid enough to withstand the hard treatment of a working professional (allthough this, combined with the huge amount of glass, makes it the heaviest ultra wide around and also one of the most...