Reviews and Problems with Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
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Hate not givign it 5 stars.
17 June 2014
Excerpt: I hate to not give this lens 5 stars but it doesn't earn all 5. If i could give it a 4.5 i would but alas i can't. <br /><br />I bought this lens to replace my 28 f1.8 on my infrared DX camera (hot spot issues). I wanted this lens because it is a super wide prime which are my favorite for what i shoot, Infrared landscapes. This lens works perfectly for infrared.
Excerpt: Bought the lens just before a trip to the Bolivian Salt Flats and then the Amazon River. Amazing lens for landscape shots and perspective shots. Extremely sharp. Allows for increased creativity. Depth of field is amazing. Great for putting either a person or object of interest super up close and personal with a beautiful landscape background, with both being in perfect focus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Summary: A real specialty lens: If you need a super wide angle FX format lens that's sharp edge to edge with little-to-no "barreling" this may be for you. Our work use is as part of landscape visualizations where we match up a real life scene with virtual constructions - so deep perspective plus rectilinear is ideal. Our fun use is giving everyday street scenes and portraits epic / comically wide CinemaScope like breadth. Pro-tip: rent one first, if you can.
Excerpt: Just got the lens. Product arrived well packed from Adorama and even though shipment was by the cheapest method, I got the lens in plenty of time. Lens quality was rated at N and it seemed almost spotless and fully functional. The glass was clean. So very happy with the description and quality. It came with lens caps but no manual or original box. Got the manual off Nikon website.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I read the reviews here and thought I would like this lens. Wrong. I love it. It makes me look like I know what I am doing. I enjoy taking photos and I delight in taking really good photos. This lens will not disappoint. It requires a little TLC because the is no protective filter, but it is well worth it. This lens makes me look better than I am. I am sure it can do it for you.
Summary: The Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 raised the standard for ultra wide angle lenses, and some have argued, made every prime in its range obsolete. Yet, for equally sharp images from f5.6 upward, this 14mm f2.8 is absolutely AWESOME! Light weight, compact size, and half the price of the new standard 14-24mm, this lens travels well and won't disappoint.
Summary: This lens may be a soft out on the corners at full aperture for sharpness but it more than makes up for it with central and foreground sharpness which astounds me no end, and it is only when pixilation become an issue with my D700 camera sensor image quality becomes an issue. I usually avoid having round objects like clocks on a wall or cups on a coffee table in the corners of the image for such ultrawide lenses because they become strangely elongulated so I rarely have...
Pros: Central to foreground sharpness and zero window glare problems.
Cons: can't protect it with a filter and some moustache distortion.