NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF

Last updated (19 July’10):
- Review by Naturfotograf

The NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF features 14mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.8. The lens construction has 14 elements in 12 groups inc. 1 ED and 2 aspherical elements and has diagonal angle of view at 114 degrees with Closest focusing distance at 0.66ft.(0.2m). The NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF lens weighs 23.6 ounces and it measures 3.4 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF Reviews

Naturfotograf reviews the NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF and writes;
“the 14 mm lens delivers exceptional sharpness and contrast even wide open, and this quality is further enhanced upon stopping down a few stops. It outperforms the AFS 17-35 Nikkor (set to 17 mm) by a comfortable margin at f/2.8-f/4. Central image quality persists up to the f/11-f/16 range, but the image softens significantly at f/22, again as anticipated, due to diffraction. Colours are rendered vividly saturated, probably thanks to the ED glass incorporated in the lens design.”
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Kenrockwell reviews the NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF and writes;
“The 14mm is sharp in the center at all apertures. It’s soft in the far corners at f/2.8, but so what: if it’s that dark; the subject is probably dark there, too. The 14mm has enough falloff that you’re not likely yo notice. The corners get much better at f/4 and again at f/5.6, and are perfect by f/8.”
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SLRLensreview reviews the NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF and writes;
“The build quality and the center image performance are the obvious strong points going for this prime. Chromatic aberration, while not the lowest in the industry, is not strictly speaking the worst among ultra wide angles. Same goes for vignetting and distortion, which are common to any 14mm prime. This leaves us with border image performance, which is rather unimaginative on both APS-C as well as FF bodies.”
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Photozone reviews the NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF and writes;
“The Nikkor AF 14mm f/2.8D ED is a good ultra-wide angle lens but it is not a killer offer – especially so regarding its very high price tag. Technically the resolution figures are superb in the center and Okayish (f/2.8) to (just) very good (f/8) at the borders. The lens produces rather heavy vignetting at f/2.8 but beyond the issue is handled really well.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF User Reviews

Superb, if you can afford it | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is an absolutely fantastic lens – light for its size, and fast focusing too (not that you often need fast focus for wide-angle shots, that is). Quite simply, once you get used to Nikon speed of focusing, even very marginally lower speeds of Canon feel like an eternity.” – by Andrius Uzkalnis

Excellent lens – great for DX or FX | Rating: ★★★★★
“Wonderful lens, fast focusing, high contrast, great saturation, light and solid. You get what you pay for. “ – by FFN

Excellent Lens but it doesn’t allow for filters | Rating: ★★★★★
“I purchased this item sight unseen. I did not realize that the lens was curved, like a fisheye lens. It will not take a protective UV filter or any other filter. “ – by M. Andersen

Wonderul Optics | Rating: ★★★★★
“I wish they had a way to protect this lens, but then it wouldn’t be this wide, would it? A wonderful lens. I’m quite happy with it.” – by sketchalot

Stunning lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is an amazing lens. I was initially concerned about distortion that bulged from the center out to the edges but the lens does a fantastic job of dealing with it. This lens is one of the best additions to my glass collection. “ – by David A. Young

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Samples

NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF Sample Photos

- NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF Sample Photos @ Photozone.de
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- NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

Manual

NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF User Manual

- Download NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF User Manual (PDF – 4.0Mb)

Features & Specifications

NIKON 14MM f/2.8D ED AF Specifications

With its 114-degree picture angle and f/2.8 fast aperture, this lens offers a dramatic angle of view in demanding situations. Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and two aspheric lens elements ensure superior image quality and compact design. Built-in rear filter holder accepts gelatin filters.


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