Nikon Lenses

Nikon 28mm f1.4E review

26 Jun 2017 Thomas

The Nikon 28mm f1.4E is a medium wide lens corrected for full-frame DSLRs. It fills a gap between the existing 24mm f1.4 and 35mm f1.4 lenses in the Nikon lineup, and features high-end optics, tough build quality and a price to match. Find out why Thomas reckons it's worth the price in his review!

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E VR review

27 Dec 2016 Thomas

The 70-200mm f2.8E is Nikon's latest version of the classic, bright, telephoto zoom. Nikon's done a complete optical redesign to improve performance. They've also made some external changes, swapping the focus and zoom rings and adding extra function buttons to the lens. Find out if it's worth the extra in our Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E review!

Nikon 105mm f1.4E review

14 Sep 2016 Thomas

The Nikon 105mm f1.4E ED is a unique lens. It is the only current f1.4 105mm lens for full-frame bodies and it delivers beautiful-looking images with very attractive Bokeh and very good contrast and sharpness across the full-frame sensor, even with the aperture opened to f1.4. This performance coupled with the build-quality of a professional Nikon lens and a…

Nikon 24mm f1.4G review

29 Dec 2015 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 24mm f1.4G ED is the widest lens in Nikon's lineup of professional f1.4 primes. It is also its most expensive. For that price you get a lens that delivers good to very good sharpness, moderate distortions, and a good Bokeh - at least for a 24mm lens. For an optical design that dates from 2010 the lens…

Nikon 24mm f1.8G review

17 Nov 2015 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 24mm f1.8G ED is Nikon's latest addition to its series of f1.8 primes. You give up 2/3 of a stop of maximum aperture compared to Nikon's 24/1.4G but for that it's smaller, lighter, and comes at half the price. So for those of us with limited capacity in their wallets or their luggage it should be…

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8E VR review

02 Nov 2015 Thomas

The Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8E ED VR is a pro-grade standard zoom which delivers very good performance overall, with astonishingly good FX-corners. It also adds image-stabilization that works very well. So what's not to like about the successor to one of Nikon's best-selling full-frame DSLR lenses? Well, the first copy of the lens that I had for testing was decentered, the…

Nikon 200-500mm f5.6E VR review

07 Oct 2015 Thomas

The Nikon AF-S 200-500/5.6E VR is a worthy addition to Nikon's line-up of super-telephoto zooms. Optically it outperforms Nikon's AF-S 80-400/4.5-5.6G VRii and the competing 150-600mm zooms from Sigma and Tamron at every focal length although the differences may not be too great in some cases. With a price that puts it comfortably below the AF-S 80-400mm and is comparable…

Nikon 300mm f4E VR review

22 Feb 2015 Thomas

Nikon's AF-S 300mm f4E is the long-awaited successor to the 14-year old 300mm f4D. Find out if it lives up to high expectations.

Nikon 20mm f1.8G review

13 Nov 2014 Thomas

Nikon's AF-S 20mm f1.8 replaces a 25 year-old model to become the latest bright, wide prime in the range. Thomas sees how it performs.

Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G VR review

01 Jun 2014 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR is Nikon's long awaited successor to the venerable and now 13-year-old AF 80-400/4.5-5.6D VR. It covers a 5x zoom-range and has an improved optical design with quicker and quieter focusing and better image stabilization - lest we forget the original was the first Nikkor to sport VR. It's one of the most highly…

Nikon 16-35mm f4G VR review

12 May 2014 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4.0G ED VR is the gold-ringed sister to Nikon's 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED. It's an ultra-wide angle zoom lens that's compatible with Nikon's full-frame FX format DSLRs and was announced in 2010. It also works on cropped-frame DX format models, where it becomes equivalent to a 24-53mm zoom. Interestingly for a wide-angle lens it also offers optical…

Nikon 35mm f1.8G review

17 Mar 2014 Thomas

The Nikkor 35mm f1.8G ED fills the last gap in Nikon's 35mm line-up: a lens designed for full-frame DSLRs, but pitched at a more affordable price-point than the flagship model. Nikon already offers the gold-ringed AF-S 35/1.4G for professional use and the AF-S DX Nikkor 35/1.8G for owners of its DX-format APS-C models. Until now, photographers looking for an affordable 35mm…

Nikon 50mm f1.4G review

24 Feb 2014 Thomas

The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4G was announced in September 2008 as the company’s flagship standard prime lens. It shares the same bright f1.4 aperture and standard focal length as the much older AF 50mm f1.4D, but features an SWM focusing motor, which means it'll autofocus quickly and quietly on all Nikon DSLRs, including the D3x00 and D5x00 bodies. Since then…

Nikon 58mm f1.4G review

05 Feb 2014 Thomas

The Nikkor 58mm f1.4G lens fills the last gap in Nikon's line-up of professional grade f1.4 aperture primes that up-to now came in 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm focal lengths. What about the 50mm f1.4G I hear you cry? That earlier model, while certainly good, does not…

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8G review

24 Jun 2013 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 is an ultra-wide angle zoom designed for full-frame FX-format Nikon DSLRs. Announced in 2007, alongside the AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8, it delivers a unique combination of ultra-wide coverage, fast and constant focal ratio, pro build quality and superb results which has deservedly seen it become one of the most desirable and successful high-end lenses of…

Nikon 85mm f1.4G review

12 Jun 2013 Thomas

NEW! Nikon 85mm f1.4G with D800 updated results! The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.4G was announced August 2010. It's the longest of four prime lenses sporting an f1.4 focal ratio in Nikon's current range, with the 50mm, 35mm and 24mm completing the line-up. On both DX and FX format bodies the 85mm focal length is considered a prime candidate for portrait-photography as it…

Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5G review

19 May 2013 Thomas

The AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED is an 'affordable' wide angle zoom lens that's compatible with Nikon's full-frame FX format DSLRs. Announced in January 2013, it's aimed at photographers who've bought lower-priced full-frame DSLRs like the D600, but equally works on cropped-frame DX format models, where it becomes equivalent to 27-53mm. Officially it's the successor to the older AF 18-35mm…

Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f2.8G ED

14 May 2013 Gordon Laing

The Nikkor Micro 60mm f2.8 is a high quality close-up lens which will work on both DX and FX bodies. The maximum reproduction is 1:1, allowing you to capture subjects at actual size for excellent close-ups, while the f2.8 aperture enables blurred backgrounds. Mounted on a DX body it also makes a good portrait option. Sadly there’s no VR, but…

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