Reviews and Problems with Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
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Differences I have found between the 14mm and 14-24mm zoom
Mr. Winter, Amazon
18 February 2012
Summary: (1) It's smaller and lighter than the 14-24mm zoom. (2) Accepts gel filters on the rear of the lens. The 14-24 does not accept filters. (3) This 14mm is a "D" lens so it still has an aperture ring which allows it to be used on an older Nikon film bodies. Has depth of field scale. The 14-24mm is a "G" gelding design and had no aperture ring and no DOF scale. (4) The 14mm uses the motor built into the camera body to auto focus. 14-24mm has a built in SWM silent wave motor.
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: 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.
Summary: Классика! Легенда! Должен иметь каждый. Аналогов нет. Круче только с VR (хотя это спорно). Жаль на кропе узковат выходит для портретника. Ждем от никона аналогичный вариант для кропа (50-150).
Summary: My final thoughts are not yet complete. Although I have some success with the lens, at times I still have poor photos from the stands of sporting events....especially at night. I believe it is probably my lack of experience with the lens which is causing most of the problems.
Summary: I bought it for taking portraits and other close up pictures. With the speed of the lens it helps with hand held pictures and lighting, or the lack thereof. It has auto focus and works well with my Nikon D-80.
Summary: Product shipped the next day and the product was exactly as described. This is a great lens for the price as compared to the 17-35mm lens. I think this lens has less distortion which is great for architectural photos. Solid, professional metal construction is slightly heavy but I know that it will perform in all conditions consistently.