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Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens Reviews Roundup

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Here are the latest reviews of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens which is the second ultra-wide zoom for Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless system. The US price for this lens is $2,396.95, now available at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

The Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 has a reasonably complex design with 16 lens elements in 11 groups, of which three are aspherical and four use extra-low dispersion glass. It has Nikon’s high-end construction for a Z-series lens, with two control rings, a custom function button, and an EL display for things like distance and depth of field information.

The Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 S completes Nikon’s ‘holy trinity’ of zoom lenses for the Z system. This week Chris at DPReview TV learn about its design, performance and how it handles the bamboo wall of doom in this episode.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens Reviews

From ePhotozine review :

The new Nikon lens does not disappoint with what it delivers – it is clearly splendid and yet another example of Nikon being right at the top of their game. An amazing performance, with outstanding sharpness, and lovely handling.

The only drawback is the price, which is also at the top of the game, and which makes the combination of the Z7 and lenses a very expensive proposition. It may well be that the price is necessary if we want lenses of this quality, so for those who need the performance and can afford the price the choices are clear.

So, despite the price, the outstanding performance makes the lens Highly Recommended.

From Photographylife verdict :

The Nikon Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is one of the best lenses in Nikon’s entire lineup. There’s practically nothing to complain about, and the few complaints I have are easily explained. It’s expensive – but no more than similar lenses on the market, and the performance more than justifies it. It doesn’t natively take screw-in filters – but the HB-97 lens hood does, which means there are plenty of compact, affordable filters and holders compatible with this lens. It “only” covers 14mm to 24mm, while some other f/2.8 ultra-wides have a bigger range – but it’s substantially lighter than all those other lenses.

Pros:

  • Best-in-class optical performance in almost every regard, especially sharpness, coma, and flare
  • Very lightweight for the design; significantly lighter than every other full-frame, ultra-wide f/2.8 lens on the market
  • Remarkable autofocus with good low-light focusing capabilities
  • Excellent build quality with tight tolerances and few external moving parts
  • Easy filter capabilities despite the extreme focal length and aperture, thanks to the included HB-97 lens hood
  • Advanced weather sealing that should survive anything other than a dunking
  • Nikon’s most advanced lens features like dual control rings, a function button, and an EL display

Cons:

  • No way to remove Lightroom’s built-in distortion profile for this lens
  • Focus-by-wire design can be frustrating for manual focus
  • Sometimes distracting bokeh if you happen to have an out-of-focus background

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