Nikon D800E with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8

During my last photo trip, I had with the Nikon D800E and the Fuji GSW690iii, since I tried to do a few shots with both cameras in order to further evaluate if the D800E is on par with the 6×9 MF camera. More on that on the next post.

I also had with me the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 which is a truly fantastic wide angle zoom lens, with super image quality, so I also did a few images with this combo.

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(Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8)

Concerning quality, this is the best wide angle zoom ever made. There’s nothing bad to say for this lens, it excels in every aspect. But (there should be a but of course !!), it does not take filters. For landscape work (and not only), I rely heavily on the use of filters. I don’t miss the polarizer since in a super wide angle these filters create an uneven sky, but ND filters are something that I would like to able to use. There’s the option of the Nikon 16-35 f/4 of course for landscape shooters which is also a great lens, but even a couple of mm in wide angles really makes a difference. The one stop faster aperture is also very important (not for landscapes but for interior or similar kind of work).

You can use filters with the 14-24 with solutions from LEE and Fotodiox, but they are expensive and I wouldn’t want to add another filters systems to my current one. So, for now the 14-24 stays without filters. After all, its a lens I use for very specific work, mostly interiors or architecture.

The D800E has a huge dynamic range and with bracketing I can emulate the use of ND Grads, so the only thing I miss is mounting a 10 stops filters for long exposures during daylight.

Enjoy the rest of the images.

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2 Responses to Nikon D800E with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8

  1. augusto says:

    Love your work, just GREAT.

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