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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · lighter 14-24mm


I love using the 14-24mm. I just wish that Nikon would make a lighter version of this lens. I don't quite understand why it is necessary for a landscape lens to have a 2.8 aperture capability. I mostly shoot at f/8-11 on this lens. I've never use any other aperture outside of this range. I've been into photography for about 2 years and landscape photography for about a year. So I figure I have much to learn.

Would anyone mind sharing what kind of landscape photography they do that would required an aperture outside of f/8-11?



Feb 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · lighter 14-24mm


Indoor real estate and architecture, night shots. its not just a landscape lens. Just get the 16-35 if your always outdoors during daylight.

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Feb 11, 2013 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · lighter 14-24mm


14-24mm is more than a landscape lens.


Feb 11, 2013 at 01:44 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · lighter 14-24mm


A landscape lens? haha. Ultra wide isn't just used for landscapes. As a matter of fact my 14-24 has never seen a landscape photo go through it.


Feb 11, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · lighter 14-24mm


um........clearly a limited point of view BenV.

this is only 1 example: http://www.stuckincustoms.com



Feb 11, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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Foto Dude wrote:
um........clearly a limited point of view BenV.

this is only 1 example: http://www.stuckincustoms.com


No, I just have the 16-35 also, which I much more prefer when I do landscapes.



Feb 11, 2013 at 04:47 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · lighter 14-24mm


Not true Ben..... I use my 14-24 for landscape work, and UWA does work for landscape, especially when inclusive of a strong foreground. Although I would admit, its not for every situation.


Feb 11, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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I prefer tele lenses for landscape - I'd use the 14-24 for architecture, street, indoors ... more so than for landscape. That's probably why I never bought one, got the 24-70 instead. If they made a lighter one that took filters, I'd be all over it.


Feb 11, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · lighter 14-24mm


Foto Dude wrote:
I love using the 14-24mm. I just wish that Nikon would make a lighter version of this lens. I don't quite understand why it is necessary for a landscape lens to have a 2.8 aperture capability. I mostly shoot at f/8-11 on this lens. I've never use any other aperture outside of this range. I've been into photography for about 2 years and landscape photography for about a year. So I figure I have much to learn.

Would anyone mind sharing what kind of landscape photography they do that would required an aperture outside of f/8-11?



The New 18-35mm AF-S, Sigma 12-24mm or Tokina 17-35mm are what you may need instead of the 14-24mm.



Feb 11, 2013 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · lighter 14-24mm


Do you actually shoot many landscape at the 14mm end? I rarely see those anywhere. If not, then the 16-35 is your "lighter" 14-24, and there are others.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · lighter 14-24mm


The new 18-35 would be tempting only it looks like it'll be close to the price of the 16-35 f/4 initially.


Feb 11, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · lighter 14-24mm


f/2.8 is very useful for shooting the night sky -- that's how I use it at least.


Feb 11, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · lighter 14-24mm


Ben Horne wrote:
f/2.8 is very useful for shooting the night sky -- that's how I use it at least.



hm.... interesting, thank you Ben.


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Feb 11, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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Ben Horne wrote:
f/2.8 is very useful for shooting the night sky -- that's how I use it at least.


I as well. F2.8 is also useful in dimly lit churches/etc. 14mm and f2.8 still has a very large dof.



Feb 11, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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Cagey75 wrote:
The new 18-35 would be tempting only it looks like it'll be close to the price of the 16-35 f/4 initially.


The 16-35 is $510 more if buying new. That's a lot and could buy another lens with that.




Feb 11, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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davidnholtjr wrote:
The 16-35 is $510 more if buying new. That's a lot and could buy another lens with that.


Not to mention considering the percentage increase. The 16-35mm is 70% more expensive than the 18-35mm when comparing MSRP. If Nikon announced a new, higher performing 70-200mm at a price point of $2800, would people be saying there's not much price difference? What about a new 500mm f/4 at $14,500? That's the same percentage jump.



Feb 11, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · lighter 14-24mm


davidnholtjr wrote:
The New 18-35mm AF-S, Sigma 12-24mm or Tokina 17-35mm are what you may need instead of the 14-24mm.



Thank you David. I'll look into these.



Feb 11, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · lighter 14-24mm


I use the 14-24 all the time for landscapes, great lens. The 2.8 comes in handy when the light is low and the AF is struggling.


Feb 11, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · lighter 14-24mm


Thorsten wrote:
Do you actually shoot many landscape at the 14mm end? I rarely see those anywhere. If not, then the 16-35 is your "lighter" 14-24, and there are others.



About 33% of my shots are at 14mm. With certain scenery, the distortion at this focal range just seem right to me. I don't really know how to explain it.



Feb 11, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · lighter 14-24mm


I'm surprise that no one has mentioned the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8. Is it the manual focus, or the fix focal length, or both that keep this lens from taking up space in your camera bag?


Feb 11, 2013 at 07:30 PM
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