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Comparison to Nikon 14-24/2.8 Zoom

This page compares the Canon EF 14/2.8L II to the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED zoom. The Nikon 14-24 might well be the world’s finest wide angle zoom.

The 14-24/2.8 uses an electronically-controlled aperture (the “G” designation). Without the requisite electronic control, the diaphragm of the 14-24/2.8 stops down to f/22, and stays there. A lens mount adapter can be used to mount it to an EOS body, but there is no aperture control, and f/22 is a poor-performing and difficult-to-focus aperture. “Chipped” lens mount adapters are expected to become available in 2008 which will allow aperture control, possibly making the 14-24/2.8 a lens of choice for serious wide angle Canon digital users.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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