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Nikon 14mm f/2.8D ED AF Nikkor

1925NAS_180
Review Date: Nov 15, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,400.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: As a rectilinear lens, it performs extremely well particularly when shooting architecture. Sharp corner to corner. Very good with flare - I've shot into the sun many times with amazing results. Built like a tank. You could drive nails with this lens!
Cons:
It is expensive, and it is heavy.

I purchased this lens as a wide angle to do architectural interiors and exteriors. On a 1.5 crop factor digital, I wish it was just a little wider... but it does all that I need it to do.

The build quality is very good, and you can get so close to the subject - you have to be careful not to bump into the subject with that big bubble front lens.

It controls flare very well for a superwide, though as some angles you will get to flare. Into the sun it performs very well.

This lens isn't as fun as a fish... but it is still fun to use. Because of the cost, you may have to justify your need/want for this lens. I needed it - therefore I could justify it... but if I didn't, I would've bought the 12-24 instead.