A Striking Ultra Wide Angle Zoom
The Nikon AF-S 14-24mm lens is a striking
ultra wide angle zoom
surpasses a majority of the primes
within its zoom range from a resolution standpoint, its fast
lets plenty of low light in and is built solidly to hold up the harsh handling of a professional
r (although in combination with the massive amount of glass, earns it the title of the heaviest ultra-wides available and one of the more costly also).
Nevertheless it's not without it's faults. Wherever there's light, there's also shadow, and when you shoot into the light with this 14-24mm lens there are flare spots, too. Also, there's a little
vignetting, especially shooting wide open, although it's similar to it's
competitors and easy to fix. At the wide range, there's high distortion, but they are have uniform shape and can also be corrected with software.
A few will also object to the lack filter threads to install a polarizer lens or any other filter. Although, it's still an exceptional lens for those photographers that can live with or work around these problems it's currently the better ultra wide
zoom lens available.
The lens is heavy, There is no place for a screw-in filter as It has a permanent hood
which is immovable because a huge curved glass bulb.
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Enhanced optical formulas, engineered to produce exceptional sharpness,
contrast and color, render outstanding image integrity
With all these features, as well as an incredible resilience to dust, water and general wear and tear, the Nikon 14-24mmf/2.8G ED Lens is a welcome way to meet your telephotography needs.
AF-S Autofocus lens featuring a Silent wave, coreless, integrated, focus motor (unwrapped in 1996). Basically an updated AF-I Autofocus-Silent sporting a "Silent Wave Motor" (ultrasonic)
to focus near silently and fast.
D- Distance. Denoted after the f-number.
It signifies the lens has the capacity to use
Nikon's 3D Matrix Metering
on camera bodies where it is supported.
DX - NIKKOR - Compact and lightweight
Nikon DX lenses feature a lesser image circle and are specifically created and
optimized for the Nikon D-series, digital SLR camera bodies. An ideal option for
photographers and enthusiasts who require shooting of expansive landscapes with
Nikon DX DSLR
Two ED- (Extra-low Dispersion)
a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens
Nikon engineered Extra-low Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the
manufacture of lenses that provide superior color correction and sharpness by
diminishing chromatic aberrations
G - labeled after the f-number.
A G-lens contains no aperture ring, therefore aperture may only be
electronically controlled by the camera and only autofocus camera bodies
featuring function dials have the capacity to control G lenses
IF- Internal Focusing
The ability to have a lens focus while it's size remains unchanged. Nikons
IF engineering allows that to happen. All internal optical travel is contained
within the inside of the non-extension lens container.
AF-S Nikon lenses include the exclusive Nikon M/A focus function, that permits
switching from auto to manual focus virtually without time lag - even while the
AF servo is in operation regardless of the AF mode in play.
N-Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat consist of an antireflective coat that stemmed from the cultivation of Nikon NSR-series
(Step and Repeat type) semiconductor fabricating devices
PGM - An aspherical lens features a curved surface which is
non-spherical but is able to fix aberrations.
SIC - Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikon uses an elite multilayer lens coating to augment the operation of its
lens elements which also helps diminish ghosting and flare to minute levels.
Nikon Super Integrated Coat also accomplishes several purposes,
SWM- Silent Wave Motor
Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.