Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens

B&H # NI2018 MFR # 20051 Imported
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens


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  • F Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Two Aspherical and Two ED Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Rear Focusing System
  • Internal Focus, Silent Wave Motor
  • Soft Pouch, Lens Hood Included
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Nikon 20mm f/1.8 overview

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The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens from Nikon is a wide-angle lens that is compatible with both full frame FX and DX crop sensor cameras. The fast f/1.8 maximum aperture allows a shallow depth of field for selective focus use, as well as shooting in low-light situations.

The lens provides a 94° angle of view (30mm, 70° equivalent on DX-format cameras), and has a minimum focus distance of 7.8", allowing you to get close to your subject while isolating it from the background.

Two aspherical and two Extra-low Dispersion elements with Nano Crystal Coating reduce sagittal flare and chromatic aberration, producing sharp images throughout the frame. Nikon's Rear Focusing System eliminates change in physical length of the lens when focusing. A Silent Wave Motor provides quick, near-silent autofocusing. A soft pouch and lens hood are included.

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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens
  • Soft Pouch
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year B&H Warranty
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    Nikon 20mm f/1.8 specs

    Focal Length 20mm
    Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 30 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 94°
    DX Picture Angle: 70°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.9" (20.07 cm)
    Magnification 0.23x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.35
    Elements/Groups 13 / 11
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.2 x 3.1" (81.28 x 78.74 mm)
    Weight 12.6 oz (357 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.031 x 5.197 x 5.039"

    Nikon 20mm f/1.8 reviews

    AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 161.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good prime lens I bought this lens for use on my new D750. I am an amateur landscape photographer, and wanted to be able to capture some nightscapes along with my more typical dusk/dawn work. Overall, I really like this lens. It's sharp and the contrast is great. I do see some vignetting, but not a lot. It focuses fast and quietly. I'm not an expert by any means, so I can't provide much more detail than that. I have used it during three different outings - one daytime, once at night and once for a weekend that included a few different times of day. The only thing I haven't played with yet (surprisingly) is the bokeh, so I can't speak to that.
    Date published: 2015-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from performs better than I expected As a wedding photographer I use this lens mainly for bride-groom accessories and close quarter large group photos. For the group photos the distortion is acceptable and sharpness top notch. When shooting the couples accessories the short focal distance gives a great wide macro type perspective. Bokeh is very nice and sharpness is excellent. What I really like to shoot with this lens are landsapes. Its low light capability gives great exposures for night scenes and the starburst effect is just marvelous. Day photos are sharp and clean but works best from f5.6 and up.
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded All Expectations Incredibly sharp across the frame and super-quick to focus. I can't praise this lens enough. Lightweight, sharp, and distortion-free. Not much else to ask for! Nikon has another winner here and I look forward to more time and more photo opportunities with this lens. Don't let the Made in China label prevent you from adding this gem to your collection. While it may FEEL cheap in the hand compared with some of the pro glass out there at 3X the price, there is nothing cheap about the images this lens is capable of capturing. Go out and buy one-you will not regret the decision.
    Date published: 2015-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top Performer Before purchasing this lens for landscape photography with my d610, I considered a few other options including Nikon 14-24, Nikon 18-35 and Nikon 16-35. The 14-24 and 16-35 are much more expensive, and the 18-35 is priced similarly as the 20mm. I went with this lens for a few different reasons. First it is very sharp. Sharpest lens I have owned, in the center and corners, and I can see how others have said that it matches or beats the sharpness of the 14-24mm which is one of the best landscape lenses made. The distortion is almost non-existent. As is vignetting. This lens is also very lightweight, yet still has solid construction. Overall this is a great quality lens and beats everything else in its class and price range.
    Date published: 2015-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Barrel Distortion If you need an ultra wide and wince at barrel distortion, this is the lens for you. And it has both ED and Nano elements - don't listen to criticisms that the N coating is mostly for marketing purposes - the N coated Nikon lenses always have superior contrast to those without it. The two pointless images that follow illustrate the lack of barrel distortion (yes, there's distortion with any wide angle shot by definition - but this photo is intended to see what happens when you line up the frame edge to a straight line - in this case the left side of the door). Top photo is uncorrected; bottom photo is corrected in CS6 RAW profile auto correct. ISO 100, 1/100th hand held at f3.2. D4s.
    Date published: 2015-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied So far I have used it for a few architectural shoots (both interior and exterior)...and so far I'm impressed and happy I decided to buy it. Autofocus is quick, accurate, and quiet. I've also focused manually in live view...the focus ring is of typical Nikon quality...precise and easy to turn. Images are crisp and clear. I have not noticed any aberration when used wide open at f/1.8, with very slight vignetting (easily correctible in post). Vignetting seems to be gone at f/2.8. Extremely minor distortion at corners typical of a lens in this focal range. For those of you who will be using this lens for outdoor landscape shoots at f/8 or f/11, this lens really shines at those and contrasty from center to edge, much like the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon. The lens relatively light, compact, and easy to carry around.
    Date published: 2014-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nikon Got This One Right This lens has already earned a place in my bag. This lens has low distortion, it sets a new standard for sharpness in a 20mm prime, vignetting is gone by f/2.8. In addition it makes nice sunstars on points of light. The focus ring on this lens doesn't have as much slop as the 28mm f/108G, so maybe Nikon is getting better at quality control in their Chinese manufacturing. This lens is also a good choice for astrophotography because coma and CA's are well controlled.
    Date published: 2015-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from replaced my 16-35 I have the Nikon 16-35 f/4 and bought this 20mm as a likely replacement it has a reputation for being sharper and having less distortion. (I have a 24-70 also, so there was a lot of overlap in the range with the 16-35 that I didn't need to be duplicating). Comparing the two, I am loving this as it is smaller, lighter, has much less distortion, I do think sharper, and does just what I want. I have not had it out for night photography yet, but its speed will no doubt be appreciated over the 16-35 as well. I will be selling the 16-35 and just using this one.
    Date published: 2017-03-04
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