Well it's taken awhile but today I ordered my D3 with the 14-24 lens. A little behind the rest of you guys but the scrimping and saving should be well worth it.Don't you just love it when it all comes together.
Wow...very nice display of the 14-24's capabilities!!! I've had the lens for a week on my D3, but it has been rainy so I've not had a chance to use it. You've inspired me to take it out this weekend, rain or shine!
I've got this combo and love it. Interestingly though, if you look on the Nikon site, in the Pro section, you can register if you own 2 items of "pro" kit (1 must be a body). A list is provided for clarification on what classes as pro, and the 14-24 isn't there (although the 24-70 is).
Have never heard about; what difference can it make and why? Could it help make better pics? Some educational reason, for Pros only? Sorry I didn't get it, would you please clarify, more info, if possible, please. THX. Dimitri.
Sorry on double checking, it's a UK only thing. It's not for pro's (there's a seperate one for that) so much as people with some "pro" kit. It gets you a Nikon magazine and free support plus some sort of card I think to say you are a member of this group. Other than that I'm not sure. My point was that in one section they class the 14-24 as "pro" but in this (pro) section it doesn't appear as a pro lens ( but the 24-70 does).
>One question for the 14-24 owners: Anyone miss not be able to >use a polarizer on it for landscape? > >That's my only reservation in this lens. > > >
This is one reason I finally saved myself the $ to stay with my 17-35mm. Using CP aside, I want to have a filter protecting the expensive glass. The day I received my D3, the 1st thing I did was to put on the 17-35 and took a look from the view finder, I almost forgot how wide it was when I was shooting with my F5. I am also keeping my 28-70 instead of switching to the new 24-70. I found the 28-70 plenty good for my applications. Interestingly, the lenses that I used the most when I was in Australia were the 17-35 and the 70-200, I seldom pulled out the 28-70. So, for my trip to southern China next month, I actually plan to leave it at home.
It depends... It is very serious driving motive to protect the glass. But how far it may go? If one really need it to express him/herself at full potential creating power, he/she may take a step over this driving motive. But, again, it depends. THX. Dimitri.
I'm less concerned with the polarizer (although I still think it would be useful for water shots) than with neutral density filters -- both graduated and constant. Is anyone using those with this lens, and if so, how are they being attached?
Perhaps you would also like to post that information and those images in our Filters Forum; I know we have had discussions over there on using grads with the 14-24mm, and members will definitely be interested in this solution.
I believe that you can´t in USA. It's a special item directly from Lee. They do these special items by order, just told them for which lens you'll need it. In this particular lens it's a 98mm ring. Price? Well +- 120 euros.