I don't think there is a perfect lens for any camera. It all depends on the type of shooting you do. I have a 24-70 that renders high IQ that I use if I don't have to carry it for a long period of time. Same as my 70-200. For traveling, I couple a 28-300 with my 16-35 for wide. Unfortunately, I have developed back problems that limits me to carry so much weight. I never owned the 14-24 but the reviews and comments have always been very positive. I think that the main reason that held me back from buying it is that you can't attach filter to protect as it protrudes quite a bit and can be damaged easily. They now have filters where you have to assemble a gadget to the front and I like the KISS method. Based on comments by other nikonians on this thread, you will find a diverse choice but ultimately it's your decision.