A smart ultra-wide, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED from Nikon blends a desirable broad field of view with a sleek form factor, a bright design, and a sophisticated optical layout. The fast f/1.8 maximum aperture excels in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field. The optical design incorporates both aspherical and extra-low dispersion element to minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity. Also, both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Balancing the optical attributes, the lens is also characterized by a Silent Wave Motor that produces fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus capabilities, along with the ability to manually override focus at any time for more selective control.
- F-Mount Lens/FX Format
- Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
- Two Aspherical Elements, Two ED Elements
- Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Overview
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Specs
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||94°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||7.87" / 20 cm|
|Optical Design||13 Elements in 11 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||7, Rounded|
|Filter Size||77 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||3.25 x 3.17" / 82.5 x 80.5 mm|
|Weight||12.52 oz / 355 g|
|Package Weight||1.37 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.15 x 5.1 x 4.9"|
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Reviews
I'm head over heels in love!
I was looking for a replacement for my 17-35mm f/2.8 lens (which still functions properly but is 17 years old so...). I initially purchased Nikon's 16-35mm f/4 lens thinking the 1 stop loss wouldn't make that much of a difference. Wow-was I ever wrong! The VR wasn't very effective and definitely did NOT make up for the lost stop. After shooting with f/2.8 lenses for so long, f/4 is really dim in low light situations. The corner focus (or lack thereof) and coma were absolutely awful. After much testing I couldn't get side to side sharpness until I stopped down to f/10. Maybe I just got a bad copy but I decided to return that lens (Thank You B+H for the easy return process!) and immediately ordered the 20mm f/1.8 prime. Ahhh...If you could see the smile on my face. This is a beautiful lens! I waited to leave a review until after I put the lens through it's paces on several different work sites. It's bright. The color rendition is awesome. The focus is spot on. It's light weight. And I don't even miss the zoom range (I just step in closer or away a little when I need to). I'd all but forgotten how amazing prime lenses are. Don't hesitate to buy this beauty-it's definitely worth it.
Love this lens! Perfect for shooting reception dancing
I put off purchasing this lens for too long. Now that I have it, it is life-changing when shooting the dance party at wedding receptions. The AF works great and the lens itself is very light. Very happy!
Prime lens user now
In the past 8 years I've gone through three, yes, three 17-35mm Nikon lenses. And they're not cheap either. I was so disappointed when my third 17-35mm stopped working a few weeks ago, that I decided to go completely with prime lenses, so I picked up this 20mm lens. I've never had issues with Nikon's prime lenses and this 20mm has all the main reasons why I love them: such as corner to corner sharpness, lightweight and beautiful bokeh at f 1.8---As a news photographer I wish I had the convenience of 17-35, but I'm completely done with blurry edges and malfunctioning zoom functions during assignments.
This lens is fast, sharp, has impressively close minimum focus distance, and fast accurate autofocus. Quality wide perspective with minimal distortion. I can't say enough about how much I love this lens.
It's a wide world.
This review cannot do any better on technical issues than those that came before on this site. Images are crisp and the lens doesn't disappoint. It offers abundant conformance quality. I guess my strong offer of an opinion is to order one from B&H. Yes, the price is good, but the execution of the order is compelling. I live in a remote area for delivery, but they get an order going so fast that it arrives sooner than any other company that i use for consumer stuff. Super fast, and everything just as it should be. Not my first one from here, and I'll be back.
Update on my earlier review
Today is day-one with this lens and I had posted earlier, a photo from my balcony of the Chase building and a nearby church. I am posting the same area by night with this lens. Hand -held, untouched by any photo editor software and straight out of the camera.
My favorite lens period.
This is my favorite lens, it glued to my D850. I shoot landscape photography and have many cameras and lenses. Nothing captures a starburst better than this lens. If your into landscape photography this is a must have lens.
Extremely Sharp & Affordable
Looking for a great lens at a great price, here it is. I have a great collection of Nikon lenses, everything from a 14-24mm1.2.8G to a 200-500mm 184.108.40.206 E a long with an assortment of prime lenses. Great for Landscaping , Real estate photography and even close-up photos, Whether you are an amateur or a pro. A must for your camera bag, I don't leave home without it.
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