The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Sun 27 January , 08

New Wide-angle Lens

Filed under: D3 — SFG @ 17:15

Nikon AF S 14-24mm Zoom LensI’ve finally done it. The final piece of my photography equipment landed into place yesterday; a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens.
This is going to be my main lens, so it had to be a quality product.
It was really a toss-up between this lens and the 17-35mm lens, but as I already have a 24-120mm lens, getting the 17-35 would have caused needless overlap, so I decided the 14-24 was the better choice.

I don’t have any sample images yet.
As soon as I have fought off this cold that keeps threatening to go and then decides to stay a little bit longer, and I have the energy to want to go out and photograph things, I’ll post back and let you see them.

I actually took my camera down to the shop that was holding the lens for me and fired off a shot in the shop, but I haven’t uploaded to my computer yet.

Keep reading for tech. specs. and an external link to sample images.

Technical Specifications :
Focal length
14-24 mm
Maximum aperture
f/2.8
Minimum aperture
f/22
Lens construction
14 elements in 11 groups (with 2 ED glass elements, 3 aspherical lenses and one Nano Crystal Coat)
Picture angle
114° – 84° (90° – 61° with DX-format camera)
Closest focus distance
0.28 m/0.9 ft. (with focal length 18-24 mm)
Maximum reproduction ratio
1/6.7
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded)
Focusing
Internal Focusing (IF) system; autofocus with a built-in SWM and manual focus
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)
Approx. 98 x 131.5 mm/3.9 x 5.2 in.
Weight
Approx. 1,000 g/35.3 oz.
Supplied accessories
Semi-soft Case

External sample images – shot on a D200.
During my research on this lens I saw numerous reports stating that it was not supplied with a front lens cap. I can categorically confirm that this is not the case.

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2 Comments »

  1. Did you manage to resist giggling like a schoolgirl while casually ‘firing off a shot in the shop’? ;)

    Comment by Kohaku — Sun 27 January , 08 @ 19:15

  2. Well, upon seeing the size of the lens, Geekette did exclaim something along the lines of “My goodness that’s bigger than I thought it was going to be”, to which I replied “Why, thank you darling”.

    You’re a rude boy, Kohaku. (8+p

    Comment by SciFiGeek — Sun 27 January , 08 @ 19:24


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