Photos Taken with a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

A collection of photos of taken with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that gives an idea of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Image
Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Image
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Here’s a collection of images I’ve taken with the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G wide-angle zoom lens to give an idea of how it performs under real-world shooting conditions.

This lens is excellent optically. It has a fast maximum aperture of a f/2.8 that’s constant throughout the zoom range. And it has a very wide angle of view, from 114° at its widest (14mm) and 84° zoomed in to 24mm (that’s a on an FX full-frame camera; on a camera with a DX camera it’s 90° – 61°). It’s a rectilinear lens to minimize the distortion that you get from such a wide angle of view.

It doesn’t have vibration reduction, but that’s normal for wide-angle lenses. It does have ruggedized construction and is built to be resistant to dust and moisture.

My biggest complaint about this lens is how big and heavy it is—2.2 pounds (or 1 kg). That’s not much if you’re talking about long telephotos, and indeed there are heavier lenses like the 24-70mm, but for a wide-angle lens that isn’t quite versatile enough that I’d be happy leaving it on my camera most of the time, that’s hefty. It’s also not going to be a concern for everyone, but I like to travel light, and packing this lens forces me to leave out some of my other favorites.

One other thing worth mentioning about this lens is that because of the heavily curved front glass element, you can’t use the usual screw-on filters with this lens.

Here are some sample images I’ve shot with this lens. The shooting info is in the caption for each shot, and you can click on the images to open full resolution versions of you want a closer look. Most of these are travel photography shots, but I’ve sometimes used this lens for architectural and location clients when they want a particularly dramatic look, often for their social media campaigns, and aren’t concerned about converging verticals that would otherwise lead me to be using a tilt-shift lens.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Focal Length Range: 14 -24 millimeter
  • Minimum focus distance 0.9 feet. (0.28 meter), minimum f/stop 22

Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 Sample Images

Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Image
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D850, zoomed to 14mm and with an aperture of ƒ/11.
Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Image
I took this photo in Washington DC with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D850, zoomed to 24mm and with an aperture of ƒ/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Image
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D850, zoomed to 14mm and with an aperture of ƒ/3.2.
Nikon 14-24mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Image
I took this photo in Arlington, Virginia, with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D850, zoomed to 16mm and with an aperture of ƒ/11.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/3.2.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/3.2.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/20.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/4.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 18mm and f/5.6.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/11.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/9.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 23mm and f/5.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/4.5.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 15mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Istanbul with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/6.3.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Waterloo, Belgium, with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.6.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 22mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Bruges (Belgium) with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 17mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 17mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 15mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 16mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Washington DC with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in London with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/10.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in London with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 23mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Washington DC with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Waterloo, Belgium, with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Alexandria, Virginia, with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 19mm and f/11.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 15mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Istanbul, Turkey, with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 18mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 16mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 17mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.6.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/2.8.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo in Brussels, Belgium, with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/8.0.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 14mm and f/5.6.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 24mm and f/5.6.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Lens Image Sample
I took this photo with a Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens on a NIKON D800 at 19mm and f/9.0.

Things Worth Knowing

This is a surprisingly hefty lens in terms of both size and weight.

One small thing I don’t really like about this lens is that the zoom ring is not as tight and smooth as I’d expect from a premium lens from Nikon. There’s a slight bit of give in the zoom ring. Not a lot, to be sure, and it still works normally, but it just doesn’t feel as it should. At first, I thought it was just something with the copy I got, but I’ve since used another one that has the same issue, leading me to conclude that it’s just how they’re built. This is admittedly nit-picking, but I know Nikon can do better.

Where to Find Them

Nikon’s MSRP for this lens is $1899.95. You can find them at B&H Photo, Adorama, and Amazon.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • Focal Length Range: 14 -24 millimeter
  • Minimum focus distance 0.9 feet. (0.28 meter), minimum f/stop 22

If you’re in the market for a used copy, there are good odds of finding one at KEH, which is my go-to source of used photography gear.

You can rent one from BorrowLenses and LensProtoGo.

Accessories for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens

Filters. Because of the bulbous front element, this lens doesn’t take regular screw-on filters. You can apparently use 150mm plate filters with this lens with dedicated adapters like this or this, but I haven’t personally tried them on this lens.

Lens Cap. It doesn’t take a regular snap-on lens cap. Instead, it has a special slip-on lens cover.

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by David Coleman

I'm a freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and a bunch of places in between. My images have appeared in numerous publications, and you can check out some of my travel photography here. More »

2 thoughts on “Photos Taken with a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Wide-Angle Zoom Lens”

  1. Dear Mr. Coleman:
    Thank you for this article and pictures. I very much enjoyed them.
    Up until this last year my wife and I have traveled quite a lot and I take along my D800. I have an equivalent lens in a Sigma 14-24 2.8 which I acquired this last year. I have debated whether to take it traveling. Seeing the work you’ve done with your 14-24 was very interesting to me and has convinced me that if I leave it home, I’ll probably regret it. At the same time, my observation with mine has been that, other than specific objectives, I usually don’t know ahead of time when I’ll want it so I have to be willing to carry it a lot. My main travel/walk-around is a 24-85 which is quite handy and relatively light.
    Enjoy your site, lets hope we can get back to traveling.
    Jack
    Sarasota

    Reply
    • Hi Jack. Thanks for your note. I actually sold my 14-24mm a couple of years ago because I found I wasn’t using it enough to justify it. It was big and heavy and quite specialized and took up space in my travel camera kit that I thought could better go to other gear. But I found I missed it, and I ended up buying a new copy not long ago during the Black Friday sales. I’m glad I did–even without travel opportunities at the moment, I’ve been enjoying shooting with it again.

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