Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S review

Completing the trinity of Z-mount fast zooms, the Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is a legend reborn

Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Typical of Nikon’s Z-mount trinity zooms, the 14-24mm has luxurious build quality, high-end handling and spectacular performance. It’s a fabulous lens for everybody who demands mighty viewing angles plus a fast and constant f/2.8 aperture, but it comes at a very high price. It’s a great lens but you’ll need deep pockets.


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    Stunning image quality

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    Excellent build and handling

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    Screw-in filter attachment via hood


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    Very expensive to buy

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    Own-brand filters are also massively expensive

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Most of us wanting a wide-angle zoom for a Z-mount Nikon mirrorless camera should look no further than the deeply impressive NIKKOR 14-30mm f/4 S, which delivers exceptional image quality and excellent all-round performance in a relatively compact and lightweight construction, all at an affordable price. There are those, however, that insist on a faster, more top-flight f/2.8 aperture rating. That’s the driving force behind the newer 14-24mm, which doesn’t go as far in terms of zoom range but gives you a whole extra f/stop to play with. Nikon’s DSLR-format AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED has achieved nigh-on legendary status over the years but this new Z-mount lens aims even higher. And it needs to aim high, as its sibling 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 Z-mount lenses are both star performers.


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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! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.