Reviews and Problems with Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor
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Newer lens does always mean it is better than the older version in all respects.
Ordinary User, Amazon
13 August 2013
Summary: A reviewer gave this lens 1 star giving as reason that this lens was allegedly obsolete in his definition; because it made him to wonder "where to use this lens with the new and better lens in 14-24mm F2.8," without giving any comparison how the 14-24mm F2.8 lens was better than this lens. He could have learned from another reviewer who gave it 4 stars and the details how this lens was better or not than the 14-24mm F2.8.
Summary: I've had one shooting session under my belt since acquiring this lens about a week ago and I was blown away by the results. Excellent contrast and sharpness. I utilized the "virtual horizon" utility in the D600 so that the camera was perfectly level for each shot I took with this lens. I was shooting a pier at the beach and was very interested to see how this lens handled the horizon, as well as the upright supporting timbers under the pier.
Summary: I haven't found anything I don't like about this lens yet. It's short and lighter weight than my 24 - 70 FX zoom. It takes amazingly wide angle shots. Another thing I like is you can put the aperture in manual control. Once in awhile I like to have control of that other than on the camera. The motor is almost undetectable on sound and its fast.
Summary: Some lenses are just born under a lucky star and are simply better than the others. This is the case for the 135mm f.2 manual focus, the 58mm., and the 200mm f.2. Those lenses produce a beautiful, warm image. For a different reason, this is also the case for the 14mm f.2.8. This lens is fast enough, the images are crisps and the distorsion is pleasant, it becomes part of the creative process.
Summary: The quality of this generation of Nikkor is in my opinion unsurpassed. It build quality and optics is perfect, leaving only some very minor handling issues with regards to switching between auto and manual focus. This particular item came in mint condition and feels almost brand new. I love it!
Summary: Simply a great quality cheap-ish wide angle lens. It's not perfect, but things that don't cost an arm and a leg seldom are. It is however pretty darn good for the price, and you avoid a lot of the barrel distortion if you use it on a DX sensor (making it a 35mm lens). I haven't really been able to spot any colour fringing or anything like that.