Nikon 14-24mm ƒ2.8

Filming in Costa Rica - Monteverde, Costa Rica

When I purchased my Nikon D3 in 2008, I purchased the 14-24mm lens with it.  This lens has created a bit of a legend as it is incredibly wide and the quality has to be seen to be believed.  I will be the first to admit, I haven’t used this lens as much as I’d like, simply because I don’t take as many landscape photographs as I once did.  I did use it on a regular basis in Costa Rica during the summer of 2008 and here are a few examples.

Working at 14mm takes some serious practice.  The field of view is so wide it’s almost like dealing with a fisheye.  When using this lens in the Costa Rican canopy when I was swinging on a rope in the air, my feet kept working their way into the bottom and corners of photographs.  The wide angle and close focusing ability is great and really allows you to get up into the face of your subject and include a lot of the background or environment.

Ultimately, I have not done as much with this lens as I would like and only have explored the very tip of its potential.  The quality is mind blowing and I look forward to using it more and more.

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