About the Nikon 14mm F/2.8D
The Nikon 14mm f/2.8D is an ultrawide lens designed for Nikon full frame (FX) cameras. Introduced in 1999 this 14mm f/2.8 has great optics, is built extremely well and is a huge improvement from Nikon’s last ultra-wide prime (the 15mm).
A lot of people have trouble determining if they should rent the 14mm f/2.8 or the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8. One of the biggest reasons you’d want to go with the 14mm f/2.8 over the 14-24mm f/2.8 is for the simple fact of this lens being much smaller and lighter.
To nerd out a little bit about this lens, this is an aspherical 14mm that has no ghosting problems like many of its earlier friends. This lens is hands down a major improvement from the lenses in the past in every way from the weight, size, and sharpness which is also better across the board.
If you’re looking for an ultrawide and you don’t necessarily want to lug around the massive 14-24mm F/2.8 this would be another great option for you. As mentioned above this lens is specifically designed for full frame (FX) cameras however it can also be used on a crop sensor (DX) camera. Your focal length will be multiplied depending on your crop sensor however it will still perform as well.