Nikon Z Finally Gets its Fast Ultra-Wide Zoom: A Review of the Z 14-24mm f/2.8

Back in September, Nikon announced its fast ultra-wide zoom lens: the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8, completing its trinity of fast zooms for Z-mount cameras. How does it perform?

Jared Polin has been waiting impatiently for fast glass from Nikon and is excited to finally get his hands on a lens that, for him, makes Nikon’s Z-mount a truly viable option for professional photographers. Nikon zooms with f/2.8 maximum apertures have taken a while to come to market — and it seems that they’re still proving hard to get a hold of.

Nikon made its announcement in mid-September, stating that the lens would be available to buy in November. As it stands, retailers still list this and the new 50mm f/1.2 S as “Coming Soon.” The 50mm is at least slated to start shipping later this month. Various manufacturers have warned that products might see delays due to supply lines and distribution networks being impacted by the global pandemic. Under the circumstances, the wait is entirely understandable, if a little frustrating.

Polin is clearly impressed. That the huge lens hood can accept 112 mm filters is definitely a nice touch.

Have you placed an order? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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