Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED review

The Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the company’s widest-angle F-mount rectilinear zoom lens

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
(Image: © Nikon)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Own-brand Nikon lenses are often relatively expensive compared with third-party equivalents from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. That’s certainly the case with this lens, which is much pricier than the likes of the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art and the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2, the latter boasting the bonus of optical image stabilization. The Nikon is solidly built and delivers good all-round performance but loses out slightly to the Sigma for outright image quality.


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    Extreme viewing angle

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    Fast, constant aperture

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    Solid build quality


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    Performance could be better

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    Expensive to buy

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    No filter attachment thread

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The Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is the widest-angle full-frame compatible F-mount zoom lens in the NIKKOR range, apart from the AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED, which is a curvilinear rather than rectilinear zoom. With its fast f/2.8 aperture rating, it’s eminently suitable for everything from architectural interiors to sweeping landscapes and capturing starry skies at night. As with most similar ultra-wide lenses, however, it has a fixed hood that offers physical protection to the bulbous front element, precluding the easy use of filters unless you invest in something like a Lee Filters SW150 Mark II kit with a specialist adapter.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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