Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G vs Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR
How does the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G compare to the Nikon 16-35mm f/4.0G VR? Let’s take a look at the below comparisons at 16mm:
Wide open, the Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR demonstrates excellent performance, especially in the mid-frame. However, the lens does not improve significantly in the center and the corners when stopped down as the 14-24mm f/2.8G does. Stopped down, the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G shows better overall performance across the frame.
Let’s take a look at the two lenses at 24mm:
The Nikon 16-35mm f/4G VR improves significantly at 24mm in the center, but at the expense of mid-frame and corner performance, whereas the 14-24mm f/2.8G also sees a pretty drastic drop in overall sharpness. However, once stopped down, the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G still comes out visibly stronger, especially in the corners.
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G vs Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art
If you are wondering how the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G compares to the new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art, take a look at the following sharpness results:
Based on the above results, it is very clear that the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art is a much sharper lens. Even wide open, it beats the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G hands down at f/2.8 in the center and the mid-frame. And when stopped down to f/2.8, there is simply no comparison, which is kind of what you get when comparing a modern prime to an aging zoom lens. The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G is a superb lens when stopped down to f/5.6, but even there the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art still comes out on top overall.
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