Excerpt: My main purpose for this lens is to take landscape photos in New England. As reported, the lens is very sharp, has a good build and lens movements are smooth. This lens is not the version with internal focusing AF so is limited to Nikon cameras that have built-in autofocus.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I've now used this lens for landscape and astrophotography. Some have mentioned that these lenses are soft in the corners, but given the nature of the lens, that is to be expected. I honestly can't see any obvious softness. This lens has been sharp to the edges, even in the various astrophotos I've taken. The stars are pinpoints across the whole image. I just wish I had this lens for last years Persied meteor shower.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Was looking for 14/2.8 Range for sometime. Received this beautiful lens, did not disappoint, have used only few times, good results. Did not use it for Night photography did some cityscapes in the evening hours, happy with the results. B&H always great place for such items, arrive in time as promised, nicely packed.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I recently down-sized my stock of Nikon lenses. I needed to fill a wide-angle void as a result of the down-sizing. I read other reviews of this lens, on B&H website and other photo websites. The reviews seemed to indicate it was a good choice. I plan to use it in landscapes and waterscapes work. So far, it seems to perform well. I haven't noticed the "softness" one of the other reviewers had noticed.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Very good for photographing cityscapes, especially at night as it is a fast lens, and also for interior photograpyhy.Pictures made by this lens usually have very good colors.The only drawback is the focus, it is a little bit slow, and seeks a lot looking for the correct focal length.
... well as advertised but the clarity is not very good. another thing is if you are getting this ...
22 December 2014
Summary: the lens works well as advertised but the clarity is not very good. another thing is if you are getting this for sony i should warn you that it is not all that fast when it comes to focusing, but still it can capture a great picture as long as u understand how the lens works
Excerpt: It's built like a tank. Very sturdy. Smooth control too. I can't wait to use this for some astro photography. The push pull manual/auto focus on the focus ring is really nice too. For the cost this is a very well built fast lens. The aperture gives beautiful star bursts when stopped down, and great bokeh wide open. The removable lens hood will help those shooting on FX bodies.