Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED review: A very impressive ultra-wide performer on the Nikon D800?

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday April 10 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens performance | Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED versus competition | Conclusion
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED review: A very impressive ultra-wide performer on the Nikon D800?

Introduced in 2007 alongside the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and Nikon’s first full-frame DSLR – the 12-megapixel Nikon D3 – this lens was a first of its kind and set new standards for image quality for ultra-wide angle lenses. How does this lens perform on demanding high-resolution bodies, such as the 36-MPix Nikon D800? DxOMark has the answer.

With a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 and minimum focal length of 14mm delivering a truly expansive horizontal angle of view of 104-degrees, this lens is the widest rectilinear zoom lens in Nikon’s range.

With a huge convex front element, ED glass and as one of the first to premier the firm’s new Nano Crystal coat technology, the lens is still one of the most sought after models in the firm’s range.  Even when fitted on a DX camera, or when used on a FF bodies using the DX crop mode, the lens is the equivalent of a 21-36mm and still a very useful range to have.

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Scoring close to 10-percent more than rivals, the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8G ED is the best performing lens of the group

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Taking first place in our ranking when mounted on the Nikon D800, the AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is an outstanding performer.

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens performance

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED versus competition

Conclusion