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Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the ultra-wide field of view lens with a 77mm multicoated UV filter to absorb ultraviolet light and protect the front of the lens.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Overview

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens with UV Filter Kit from B&H bundles the ultra-wide field of view lens with a 77mm multicoated UV filter to absorb ultraviolet light and protect the front of the lens.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens

An ultra-wide field of view along with a sleek form factor, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S from Nikon is a versatile prime well-suited to a range of subject types, from architecture to interiors to landscapes. An advanced optical design uses aspherical and ED elements to produce sharp, well-corrected imagery with high clarity and color accuracy, and both Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings are also used to suppress flare and ghosting for greater color fidelity and higher contrast.

Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings.

Prime wide-angle lens is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Multi-focus system incorporates two separate AF drive units, which are synchronized, to deliver especially fast and accurate focusing performance. This system uses stepping motors, which offer impressively smooth and quiet autofocus qualities, that are well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
UPC: 018208200931

Chiaro Pro 77mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter

The Pro 77mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter is Chiaro’s top-performing protective UV filter offering 99% light transmission. It’s ideal for photographers who demand the highest-quality glass and other essential features for uncompromised image fidelity and premium construction.

To achieve superior 99% light transmission, Chiaro uses highly-polished Schott glass, multi-coating, and additional advanced elements that improve the filter’s light transmission. A scratch-resistant coating minimizes scratching of the glass and helps assure that water, oil, dust, and fingerprints are removed with a gentle wipe. The durable brass filter ring is designed to screw on and off effortlessly, and it’s thin to prevent vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses. Side knurling is crafted to help ensure that you’ll have a firm grip when attaching or removing your filter.

Image quality is what matters most at Chiaro. The company has tested and combined many features and essentials to achieve superior image quality and the highest light transmission. To help take the confusion out of selecting a filter, Chiaro prominently displays the light transmission levels so that you can choose the perfect filter for your lens and photo session.

99% Light Transmission

Protecting your lens doesn't mean you have to lose optical quality. By using highly-polished Schott glass and advanced coatings, Chiaro can offer a 99% transmission rate, which is the highest possible transmission rate for glass. And the company verifies the ratings with ISO certified lab testing.

Resistance Coating

The layers of advanced resistance coating on the filter are designed to resist moderate scratches, and allows you to easily clean your filter. Water beads up and rolls off your filter, and oil and fingerprints can come off with a gentle wipe. Dust and debris won't adhere to the filter and can be removed with a puff of air.

Polished Schott Glass

Glass that's polished to perfection is essential to achieve a high level of light transmission. The Schott glass in this Chiaro filter is highly-polished for flatness that ensures superior optical clarity.


Multi-coating enhances light transmission to the demanding level set for all Chiaro filters. It reduces unwanted internal reflections and ghosting that can compromise your images.

UV Protection

The filter blocks UV light and reduces the bluish cast of daylight that can affect color accuracy, especially at higher altitudes.

Brass Construction

The durable brass filter ring offers a substantial, premium feel. The unique properties of brass minimize the chance of jamming or binding when you're screwing the filter onto your lens or stacking filters.

Slim Design

Measuring only 3.2mm, this filter is slim enough to use on wide-angle lenses without experiencing vignetting.

Top and Side Knurling

In addition to top knurling, Chiaro added side knurling that helps offer better options to grip the filter when you're attaching and removing it, or when you're stacking filters.

Secure Attachment

It takes two full turns to mount the filter on your lens. This feature will securely hold your Chiaro filter through the most demanding photo shoots.

Front Threads

The front threads on the filter allow you to stack filters by screwing them onto your Chiaro filter.
UPC: 847628593145

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens Specs

Focal Length20mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View94°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.33 x 4.27" / 84.5 x 108.5 mm
Weight1.11 lb / 505 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 5.7 x 4.6"

Chiaro Pro 77mm 99-UVBTS Brass UV Filter Specs

Filter TypeUV
Filter Factor1x (0-Stop)
Circular Size77 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet77 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating, Resistance Coating
Physical FeaturesSlim
Filter Thickness0.13" / 3.2 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialBrass
KnurlingSide, Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.295 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.9 x 4 x 0.9"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Reviews

Excellent image quality

By Norma
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

Perfect for astrophotography.

Z Wide

By Owen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-27

Just what the doctor ordered!

Beautiful looking lens

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Love it.

Fabulous Lens

By Leah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-16

I would absolutely recommend this lens. It's very portable and a great addition to any landscape photographer. I've had several opportunities to use it on both cityscapes and landscapes and have captured some beautiful shots especially as the light is fading. The pictures turn out very crisp from center to the edge. I unfortunately have not gotten the chance to use it a ton at night specifically but am looking forward to trying that out. Also loved the little UV filter bonus that came with the kit.

Such a bargain for a Z lens

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-31

Get one while you can, you won't regret it.

Good but large

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

This is a great lens. It is sharp and not too heavy. It is rather expensive but in line with most of the new mirrorless high end lenses. Wish it was a little smaller though. q

Edge to edge sharpness

By Benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

Bought this lens for astrophotography and!! Edge to edge sharpness at f1.8 with little or pretty much no chromatic aberrations in stars

Love this 20mm f1.8!

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

I shoot mostly events. I bought this lens right before I had to cover an engagement party in a dark bar and this lens was the perfect tool for a small crowded dark space. I used it at f1.8 nearly the whole night - amazing. It's much easier to balance on-camera flash with dim available light with a large aperture lens because shutter speeds don't have to be so long. I was at 1/40 @ f1.8 @ ISO 4000 most of the night. I almost got the 14-30mm f4, but happy I chose this 20mm instead.

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How does this lens compare to the Nikkor AF-S ...

How does this lens compare to the Nikkor AF-S 20mm f1.8? Thank you.
Asked by: George
On YouTube, Ricci has done a series of videos comparing different Z-mount lenses amongst themselves and also against equivalent F-mount lenses, and he has a couple on the Z 20mm f1.8 S. (Can't include links, but you should be able to find that easily enough by searching on YouTube.)
Answered by: Kurt
Date published: 2021-12-09

Have any of you tested this Z 20 mm prime (or the ...

Have any of you tested this Z 20 mm prime (or the Z 24 mm 1.8) to the 20 mm on the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S Lens, particularly for astro images? I'm a big fan of the old Ai-S 20 mm and 24 mm lenses and am wondering if the 20 mm and 24 mm focal distances on the zoom are as good, or nearly as good as the new Z primes of the same focal lengths. I'm debating between the primes and the zoom. Thanks for your time, Andy
Asked by: andy
We have not tested the lenses side by side for optical performance but based on customer feedback so far, more people are using the 20mm f1.8 for astrophotography than the 14-24mm.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-07-07

How does this lens compare with the Zeiss Milvus ...

How does this lens compare with the Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 lens? (I realize the Zeiss is manual focus and requires an FTZ converter for use on Nikon mirrorless, and these are not factors for me.)
Asked by: Michael
I do love this lens. I cannot provide you comparisons with the Zeiss that I don't own - but I can also tell you from the guy that I follow (Hudson Henry Photography) and my amateur experience that this lens is extremely sharp edge to edge. I have been amazed. My only disappointment has been my own errors in making poor f-stop choices a few times (field of flowers). Unfortunately B&H doesn't allow us to have a link to Flickr pictures - nor upload examples that I can find. I wish you luck in whichever lens you choose! I also must say I LOVE the fact that it opens up to 1.8!
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2022-02-14

where is the Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S ...

where is the Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S Manufactured ?
Asked by: Thomas
This lens is made in China.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-11-02

Does the lens come with a lens hood?

Does the lens come with a lens hood?
Asked by: Charles
Yes, this lens comes with a hood.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-11-02

Does this have coma in the corners when wide open ...

Does this have coma in the corners when wide open at 1.8?
Asked by: Colin
According to Camera Labs ( The Lens very good overall and reccomended, But does exhibit Longitudinal colour aberrations and magenta the corners when shooting in Full Format DX. In APS=C mode performance is excellent.
Answered by: Gary
Date published: 2021-11-02

Is this a good lens for astrophotography on the ...

Is this a good lens for astrophotography on the z6 ?
Asked by: Tim
It’s a great Astro lens. Very well corrected for coma so stars look good into the corners.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2021-11-02

Can you use filters on this lens?

Can you use filters on this lens?
Asked by: Pamela-Jo
Yes. This lens takes 77mm filters.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-11-02
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