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. 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: I bought this lens for indoor work, hotel rooms and lobbies, etc. After shooting with it one morning I almost sent it back - even got an RMA from B&H, mainly because I use polarizers quite a bit (even indoors for reflections)and you can't use any filters with this lens, but also because it flares badly which surprised me, also because I'm afraid of scratching the bulbous lens.
Cons: Can't use filters, Design Better Lens Cover, Difficult to Clean, Lens Flare
Excerpt: I originally bought this for us on my D7000 shooting wedding films. Specifically to be my workhorse Steadicam lens. On the DX format D7000 the images were always soft and I could never seem to get it focused very sharp. Enter the D800. Holy SMOKES! On an FX camera this lens is like a completely different monster. The images are AMAZING. Sharp, super wide, yummy goodness. And my Steadicam shots with this thing can come out looking astonishing.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons: Can't use front filters, DX bodies not worth it, Heavy, Slow Focus
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.
Excerpt: Love this lens for city scapes and interiors of old buldings such as church interors at weddings. So sharp at every focal length and so little distortion for a lens of this focal length. I do dislike the silly soft lens cap which IMHO cost it a star, because you have to be so carefull putting it back on.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I would rate this lens a 5 star but I'm not a huge fan of the manual/auto focus switch. Once you are locked into auto mode you can't manually focus. Not a big deal because it is a 14mm. Great glass and it is a nice size and weight. So far....
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I find this lens to be very sharp. The one I purchased on ebay is the older push pull zoom and focus style. Mine was in bargain condition with a few cosmetic issues, the glass is clean though and the images are crisp. A 70-200 VR is nice but you wont find one cheap. The two ring 80-200 is an improvement on this design and includes a tripod mount, but generally those lenses run about twice as much as this one.