Why my 14-24mm f/2.8G not sharp?

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OP Genevois New Member • Posts: 14
Re: A Nikon 14-24 Pic (@ 24mm (f/8))

RBFresno wrote:

Genevois wrote:

I've just bought a used Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S lens which is said to be a razor sharp lens. But I've found it very disappointing in terms of sharpness. At 24mm, it is most obviously not as sharp as my cheap kit lens Nikon 24-120mm. I wonder if it's because I'm not making a fair comparison or this is just a bad copy of Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G? I'll have to decide if I'll return it back soon. Many thanks in advance for all your thoughts.


I've been pretty happy with the sharpness of my 14-24, taken at 24mm; here it's at a reasonable "landscape f-stop" of f/8:

Here's a handheld 14-24 shot of an old Boston Church (Click on images for higher Resolution):


As previously mentioned, it would be very useful to see some of your 14-24 examples!

Best Regards,



Many thanks for sharing your sample photo. Much appreciated.  I created different post on the same subject when I noticed that my first post wasn't made live after a few hours. So I actually shared a few sample photos in another post which has received more responses: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64609148. I'll be very interested to know if you think their sharpness is acceptable. Many thanks.

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