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

22 March 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

4. Image resolution

The graph below shows how the tested lens fares when it comes to the image quality in the frame centre.

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

At once we must say that it is one of the best, if not straightforwardly the best performance among zoom lenses. In fact in the whole useful range of focal lengths and apertures, starting from the maximum relative aperture, the lens reaches or distinctly exceeds the level of 40 lpmm. At the longer end and by f/4.0 – f/5.6 it achieves the values of 46 lpmm which are near record-breaking and have been reached so far only by the best fixed focal lenses. Revelation!

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

The performance on the edge of the frame is no less impressive. In the middle of the range and at the maximum focal length the results are simply outstanding. No other lens tested by us so far, no matter whether a prime or a zoom, has reached so high values at 16-24 mm focal lengths. Even the result at 14 mm, which significantly lags behind the longer end, can be still called good.

If you need a very sharp wideangle landscape or journalistic lens, the Nikkor 14-24 mm seems to be a perfect choice.

JPG, 14mm, f/2.8
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G ED - Image resolution
JPG, 24mm, f/4.0
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G ED - Image resolution