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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S Nikkor

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Review Date: Nov 15, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,930.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Incredibly sharp at 14mm and very low distortion (if used carefully)
Cons:
There a lot of glass you need to be careful because no filter can be mount on this lens.

Itís an amazing lens which will you'll use at 14mm (the wide end) when used with full frame (FX) cameras. At 2.8 aperture, it's perfectly sharp even in the corners. If you need 14mm, you need it. But be aware : it's a speciality lens.

Usually, you won't use the range between 15 and 24mm because you already owns the 24-70mm. But here is a nice trick, at 24mm 2.8, this 14-24mm nikkor is perfectly sharp and has no distortion at all. Can you say the same about your 24-70mm at 24mm 2.8 ?? Nope ! bad distortion and less details in the image, specialy in the corners where this lens is sadly poor. Don't hesitate to check pictures at www.creativeviewphoto.ch and thanks for reading


 
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor

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Review Date: Jun 20, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $150.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: The price of course is one of the best aspects of this lens in conjunction with it's wide aperture.
Cons:
It's an old lens without internal motor to drive the AF so you'll need one top camera from nikon to make it work.

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens has been my favorite Nikkor lens. It is extremely cheap yet it produces excellent quality pictur at a time (actually before I became pro). This lens is very light and so very easy to carry around and stay in your bag even if you don't intend to use it. Many say that the low light capability of this lens is excellent but to be honest I never tried it by night because it was too soft under f/2.8. But the softness of the pictures delivered by this lens at f/1.8 can achieve a special look. The new 50mm G f/1.8 is sharper I found.
It's a tough lens and for the price, the build quality is great.
When used on a cropped sensor DSLR, this lens can become a great portrait lens.
When used on a FX DSLR, this lens is the standard lens (equal to 35mm on a cropped sensor DX) and isn't great anymore for portraiture. This focal length is what I used for several years to train my vision.
If you're on a budget and you're starting your travel in photography, this lens is a no brainer one and you really cannot lose anything by purchasing it. For examples, try this Photographe Mariage where there's plenty of pictures to see.