Rented this lense to take some landscape clicks on our trip to Jasper, Canada. Boy were we pleasantly surprised on how great the images were. Really like this lense, and one day plan to buy it. The quality of the images was crisp and colors that pop in the right lighting. Highly recommend it. And BL is a great service.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S ED
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Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap, and pouch.
This super wide-angle, FX-compatible lens is considered by many to be the best wide-angle lens -- ever -- from any manufacturer. Ever. If you're shooting on a full-frame sensor and want a wide angle, this is the lens for you; end of discussion. It's sharp edge-to-edge, has fast and silent auto focus, and features every Nikon acronym in the book including ED low dispersion glass, AF-S Silent Wave auto-focus, Nano Crystal coating and it's a G-type lens too, so there is no aperture ring. It's also part of the Nikon Holy Trinity that includes the 24-70mm f/2.8G and the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II. Are there any downsides? Well, its front element is approximately the size of a small mammal and it does not accept filters due to the curvature of the glass. And....um... It's big and heavy? We're at a loss here. In fact, this lens is so good Canon shooters are mounting it on their bodies via a third-party adapter!
In terms of alternatives to this lens, there is the new 16-35mm f/4 ED VR which is not quite as wide or as fast, but has Vibration Reduction and accepts filters too (it comes with a UV filter installed for protection), which the 14-24mm does not. Nikon also makes a 17-35mm f/2.8 wide angle lens that is very good as well and is compatible with FX sensors. A 17-55 f/2.8 exists as well but it's a DX lens, so it should not be used on an FX camera body.
The lens arrived on time and in excellent condition. This is the first time I've tried renting lenses so I was a bit nervous about what I was going to be getting. I didn't need to worry, the gear was top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from Borrowlenses.com again. Thanks!
Really incredible images. Large and heavy if you are coming from the DX format. It has a very prominent front element. For architectural photography the 14 mm is really nice. Very little distortion and it is fixed easily in Lightroom - a small amount of curvature on straight lines out by the edge of the images-really minor.