Nikon Z 14-24 f/2.8 S

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I couldn't find a thread on the 14-24 f2.8S so, I hope I haven't dupliacted.

Been a while since posting on Nikon Cafe. Anyway, I thought I would post some 14-24 f2.8S photos.

Water Nymphs' Dell, Blue Mountains, Sydney.

Z7II + 14-24 f2.8S, 2.5s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso64

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Queen's Cascades, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Sydney.

Z7II + 14-24 f2.8S, 1/13s f/8.0 at 24.0mm iso64

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Nellie's Glen, Southern Highlands.

Z7II + 14-24 f2.8S, 6s f/11.0 at 14.0mm iso64

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Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.

Z7II + 14-24 f2.8S, 1/8s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso64

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Narrow Neck, Blue Mountains, Sydney.

Z7II + 14-24 f2.8S, 1/320s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso64

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The images look great! I own the F mount version. Did you own the previous version? If so, how would you compare the two lenses?

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Thank you very much for your kind comments, Glenn. Much appreciated!

I know you have the 14-24 f2.8G and love your photos from it!

I did have the 14-24 f2.8G lens but sold it after I got the Tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC as it was slightly better for my purposes. The new 14-24 f2.8S is a tad sharper across the frame, doesn't suffer from flare issues, virtually no CA! and is much lighter. I was never a huge fan of the 14-24 f2.8G due to flare, but it is a great lens in the right environment. I am a big fan of this new 14-24 f2.8S, it is defeinitely worthy of being part of the new "Holy Trinity" along with the 24-70 f2.8S and 70-200 f2.8S which are both superb lenses. There is a good review at CameraLabs: https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-14-24mm-f2-8-s-review/
 
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Lovely images Lance. I enjoyed viewing your 15-30 output over on FM but don’t visit there much anymore. Will have to stick with my F mount for the foreseeable future this is a tad out of my league in both monetary and ability terms.
Keep posting here on the Cafe please
 
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Lovely images Lance. I enjoyed viewing your 15-30 output over on FM but don’t visit there much anymore. Will have to stick with my F mount for the foreseeable future this is a tad out of my league in both monetary and ability terms.
Keep posting here on the Cafe please
Thank you very much for your very kind comments, Eamonn. Much appreciated!
 
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Whatever you shoot is always superb and these are no different. I suspect your skills and eye make any combo look good. I’ve been following your work for over a decade. On FM you are often the voice of reason in somewhat sticky conversations.
And yes, please post more over here, especially your wildlife work
 
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These images are amazing! thank you for sharing :)

Repeats to self: "I like my 14-24G, I don't need the 14-24S. I like my 14-24G, I don't need the 14-24S. I like my 14-24G, I don't need the 14-24S."
 
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Whatever you shoot is always superb and these are no different. I suspect your skills and eye make any combo look good. I’ve been following your work for over a decade. On FM you are often the voice of reason in somewhat sticky conversations.
And yes, please post more over here, especially your wildlife work
Thanks Randy your text is what I think about Lance but dont have the ability to express my thought.
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Whatever you shoot is always superb and these are no different. I suspect your skills and eye make any combo look good. I’ve been following your work for over a decade. On FM you are often the voice of reason in somewhat sticky conversations.
And yes, please post more over here, especially your wildlife work
Thank you very much for your very kind and generous words, Randy. Having known you all this time, your kind comments mean a lot and are so very much appreciated!
 
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I've been lusting after one for a while. The 16-35 f/4 was a favorite travel lens on my D850. Now with my Z twins, I need to go wider than 24.
I really don't think you will be disappointed in any way with the 14-24 f2.8S. I also had the 16-35 f4 VR as my travel lens, which I actually thought was a very decent lens back on the D700 and good in certain areas on the D800/D810/D850 but the 14-24 is quite a step up. Even the diminutive 14-30 is a little gem and quite a step up from the 16-35 f4 VR and what I would call a replacement of the 16-35 for the Z mount but with better resolution across the board. You can't go wrong with either the 14-30 or the 14-24 S mount lenses, they are both fantastic.
 
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I really don't think you will be disappointed in any way with the 14-24 f2.8S. I also had the 16-35 f4 VR as my travel lens, which I actually thought was a very decent lens back on the D700 and good in certain areas on the D800/D810/D850 but the 14-24 is quite a step up. Even the diminutive 14-30 is a little gem and quite a step up from the 16-35 f4 VR and what I would call a replacement of the 16-35 for the Z mount but with better resolution across the board. You can't go wrong with either the 14-30 or the 14-24 S mount lenses, they are both fantastic.
How would you compare the 14-30 to the 14-24S? The 14-30 is considerably lighter and filters appear to be offered in a more manageable diameter. But, I am not willing to sacrifice edge to edge sharpness as I shoot a lot of interiors.

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How would you compare the 14-30 to the 14-24S? The 14-30 is considerably lighter and filters appear to be offered in a more manageable diameter. But, I am not willing to sacrifice edge to edge sharpness as I shoot a lot of interiors.

Glenn
The 14-30 f4S is amazing for it's size/weight and can match the 14-24 f2.8G in most areas, but the 14-24 f2.8S is just that much sharper across the board and edge to edge sharpness. Photography Life has tested the 14-30 f4S and compared it to the 14-24 f2.8G which pretty well sums up my findings:
https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-z-14-30mm-f4-s/4
They have not done the 14-24 f2.8S yet, though, but as I say, the 14-24 f2.8S is mostly sharper across the board, mainly the advantage at the edges.
 
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The 14-30 f4S is amazing for it's size/weight and can match the 14-24 f2.8G in most areas, but the 14-24 f2.8S is just that much sharper across the board and edge to edge sharpness. Photography Life has tested the 14-30 f4S and compared it to the 14-24 f2.8G which pretty well sums up my findings:
https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-z-14-30mm-f4-s/4
They have not done the 14-24 f2.8S yet, though, but as I say, the 14-24 f2.8S is mostly sharper across the board, mainly the advantage at the edges.
Thanks Lance...it looks like it will be the 14-24S for me when I transition to mirrorless.

I would have to decide the best filter option...I see that there are circular screw in filters available now. I am interested in a couple of ND filters and a polarizer. There is also an option for a filter holder with square or rectangular filters to slide on.

Given that I don’t currently have any filters that would work with that lens, would the circular filters make more sense? Seems like the polarizer would work without vignetting with that approach.

Glenn
 
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Thanks Lance...it looks like it will be the 14-24S for me when I transition to mirrorless.

I would have to decide the best filter option...I see that there are circular screw in filters available now. I am interested in a couple of ND filters and a polarizer. There is also an option for a filter holder with square or rectangular filters to slide on.

Given that I don’t currently have any filters that would work with that lens, would the circular filters make more sense? Seems like the polarizer would work without vignetting with that approach.

Glenn
The circular polarizer screw in is available from NiSi as well as from Nikon, but if you need ND's you also have to buy those as well. I purchased the NiSi square filter system for the 14-24 f2.8S but I already had the V6 square filter holder system for use on my other lenses, and a number of 100mm square filters that came with the V6 kit so I only needed to get a 100mm square filter for the 14-24 f2.8S holder. The 14-24 f2.8S square filter holder works very well and there is no vignetting. If you go the screw in versions as you would need at least the polarizer and a couple of ND's. With NiSi, there is a 6 stop and a 10 stop ND and I think they are about US$200 each so the 3 filters would cost around US$600. The NiSi square filter holder is about US$90 and a 6 stop and 10 stop square kit is $299, but for some reason B&H doesn't list the 100mm square NiSi polarizer. I got mine is Australia from NiSi and converted to US$ would be about US$180. The genuine Nikon screw in polarizer 112mm filter is US$680!!
 
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