The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens is AWESOME!

I got a chance to work with the (fairly) NEW Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens over the past couple of weeks and it’s just freakin’ AWESOME! Couple it with a Nikon D700 (or other Full-Frame body) and it’s even better. This is not my first wide angle lens. I also own a Sigma 10-20mm. However, I was never really thrilled with it due to the distortion I was getting on the lower right corner. Sure it was an easy fix in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, but it was something I had to fix every time I used it.

This Nikkor lens takes things up to a whole new level. It’s fast and the focus is spot on. There’s not much more I can say about it. It’s bigger and heavier than my previous lens, but it’s also much better quality! You just can’t go wrong with good glass.

 

Here are a couple of shots taken with my Nikon D700 and the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens

Adobe’s World Headquarters in San Jose – Nikon D700, ISO 200, 20mm f/2.8 1/400 sec

 

On the way up to the main lobby – Nikon D700, ISO 200, 14mm f/2.8 1/30 sec

Also for my Nikon fans that have been waiting for me to do more testing with the D700 (after my initial impressions) here’s a low light test.

A training class – D700, ISO 3200, 18mm f/8.0 1/8 sec

I’m very pleased with the performance thus far. The real test will be a friends wedding that I’m shooting in September.

 

The Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens goes for $1,549.95 at B&H Photo.

 

Special Thanks to Rick Miller for his help with the above lobby shot!

  • Man, you definitely make me consider defecting. Those exterior and interior shots are beautiful. =)

  • Leslie

    Adobe has a lobby that’s just for men? That’s just wrong! lolol

  • That looks like a fantastic lens!

    I have an old Sigma non AF 28-80 macro that I adore, but that’s the closest thing I have to this one. No comparison.

    Love B&H but think I’ll have to pass on this guy for now.

  • Hey Terry,

    I have already spent my quota on lenses for the year (AF VR Zoom-NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED). But I am curious would you have a recommendation for a lens that you would use to take pictures of older photos for restoration? I love the work you do!

    Thanks
    Taylor

  • Terry White

    Leslie,
    You got me 🙂

  • Terry White

    Taylor, Thanks unfortunately I’ve not tried to do that kind of photography so I don’t have a first hand recommendation I could give you. I’ll ask my buddies and see what they come up with.

  • Great look at the D700 + 14-24mm combo and great tech blog as well!

    Please note that comment #7 (trackback of D700 Daily Round Part II) is a splogger-site copying my RSS feed and changing random words with random synonyms. My original post says “taken with the D700”, and “taken at Adobe’s”, not “condemned”.

    I think millions of photographers would love to be “condemned” to take pictures with the D700 + 14-24mm lens combo 🙂

  • Peggy

    Terry,
    What is your review now that you’ve taken this D700+14-24mm to the Sept wedding?
    How do you like it now and is it worth upgrading? I have a D300 with a couple of lens. Thinking of going the full frame route
    Love your blog and your podcast
    Peggy

  • Yeah this is an awesome lens.. Unfortunately I hardly ever use it on my D700, but the few pictures I did take turned out pretty good.

    Funny thing is I find I use this lens more on the D40 than the D700, maybe because of the crop factor.

    One of the things other than sharpness I like about the lens is its resistance to flair – you can practically point it straight at the sun and get beautiful effects.

    Here are a few:

    http://flickr.com/photos/ashok522/3094007865/sizes/l/
    http://flickr.com/photos/ashok522/3067542534/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    http://flickr.com/photos/ashok522/3067522498/sizes/l/