Nikkor 14-24mm/F2.8 lens is one of Nikon’s The Holy Trinity lenses. But unlike its bigger brothers 24-70mm/F2.8 and 70-200mm/F2.9 lenses, the 14-24mm super wide lens can’t use protector or filters because its front optic is a “bulb” glass element. It was this inability that led many to sell their beloved 14-24mm/F2.8 and then opt to buy a 16-35mm/F4 when the latter was available earlier this year.

Nevertheless, there are also some photography enthusiasts who’d rather come up with their own idea to use DIY protector or filters.

Too1, a user of famous Chinese photograhy forum, used the cap of 14-24mm/F2.8 lens, 95mm B+W UV protector and super glue to make a DIY UV protector for his lens. What he’d done was that he first cut off the front facet of cap and then replaced it with 95mm B+W UV by using the super-glue. He said the procedure took him about one hour, if with good tools, he could finish in half an hour. The resultant DIY UV protector caused  minor vignette when the lens was used 14mm/2.8 on the DX format camera.

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 with DIY UV Protector
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 with DIY UV Protector -2
DIY UV Protector for Nikon 14-24mm/F2.8 Lens

Tanglin, followed T001’s thread and posted his own solution to use a filter on the same lens, check out photos below, you can make your own’s if you have the similar materials.

DIY Filter for Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 Lens
DIY Filter on Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 Lens
DIY Filter for Nikon 14-24mm/F2.8 Lens

This DIY filter can be used on DX cameras without vignette the full focus range. When used on FX cameras, there is no vignette from 18-24mm, but does have below 18mm.


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One Response to “DIY UV Protector/Filter for Nikon 14-24mm/F2.8 Lens [4 Pictures]”

  1. charles says:

    Great idea but it does not work on full frame DSLR’s… i did this custom made filter for the 14-24 2.8 and just tried it out on my D800, and at 14mm appears a huge vignette filling about 1/3 of the image, still a little bit of vignette at 24mm but fixable in dedicated programs.

    So it’s probably nice on DX format but dont do this if you use this wonderful lense on a full frame DSLR.

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