Excerpt: This lens takes some stunning pictures! You just need to realize its not like other lenses! I find I can't use the flash on my camera because it blacks out a portion of the picture. Can't even use my add on flash without a deflector. Can't press the lens against glass because of the non-removable lens shield. But...all that said...the lend takes stunning pictures!
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens specifically for night photography and it's a great lens for that purpose. At 14mm and f/2.8 it shows little to no coma in the corners. At 24mm and f/2.8 there's just a touch of coma, but it's completely acceptable and much better than Nikon's 24 f/2.8 D prime. <br /><br />The downside of this lens is that because the front sticks out, you can't use 4x6 filters on it.
Excerpt: I purchased my 14-24mm approximately a year ago. Used 2-3x only. Recently came back from Yosemite NP where I had to switch to my 24-70mm F2.8. The images I got with the 14-24mm were unusable at all mm ranges when using F2.8-5.6. The images became usable only when stopped down to F8 or higher. I was using a tripod and ballhead with cable release. Have contacted Nikon to get their thoughts.
Excerpt: I am using this lens of Landscape shooting. It has given me excellent results. My only complaint is you can not attach any filters to the lens. Because of the convex nature of the lens the normal 77mm rings do not work.
Summary: I would give it a 4.5 star rating, but I can't, so there. Only some minor problems that I have had, so far with the lens. 1: The lens cap is a POC piece of plastic that can fall off rather easily. It's only held on by FRICTION - doh. Also, it's so big, that its hard to keep somewhere safe / handy. You really do want it handy, as it's not a good idea to trudge around landscapes w/o it on. Mine is beat to hell from it falling off and rolling down hills, etc.
Excerpt: I use this amazing piece of glass any opportunity that I can. Landscape, wedding, event and even for a few portraits if there is time. Photojournalism sometimes needs the wide angle when I get thrown in the corner of a small room. Great edge to edge sharpness.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased this lens a few weeks ago and I regretted that I did not have this lens sooner. One of the greatest features I like about this lens is that it has very little distortion even at 14 mm! My initial motivation of purchasing this lens was to take photos of my house for marketing my house. The photos I took with this lens are great - the rooms look spacious without distortion! I also used it to take some landscaping photos and found it equally great!