Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens


Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Close Range Correction Focus System
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Ultra-Wide-Angle Perspective
  • 7-Blade Circular Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8"
  • Filter Diameter: 62mm
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Nikon 20mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

The AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens from Nikon is a wide-angle lens that is compatible with both full-frame (FX) and DX-format cameras. The wide-angle perspective gives you a 94° (70° in DX) angle of view, making it ideal for use with interior subjects as well as broad outdoor subjects. The fast f/2.8 maximum aperture makes it suitable for low-light photography as well as control over your focal plane for use with shallow depth of field and selective focus applications.

The Close Range Correction (CRC) system enables sharper, more detailed image quality when focusing on subjects as close as 9.8" / 25cm. The Super Integrated Coating (SIC) is a multi-layer coating on the lens elements that helps to provide a reduction in lens flare and ghosting while improving overall contrast and image quality.

This lens' autofocus function is compatible with Nikon DSLRs featuring a built-in autofocus motor. It will not support auto focusing when used with certain DSLRs that do not have an integrated focus motor, such as the D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300.

Wide-angle lens provides a broad angle of view that is highly suitable for interior subjects as well as expansive landscapes and other outdoor subjects. Its angle of view on FX format cameras is 94° and 70° in DX, which is a 35mm focal length equivalence of 30mm.
Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture is ideal for use in low-light situations or for greater control over your focus position.
Close Range Correction (CRC) helps to provide greater image quality and sharpness when photographing close-up subject matter.
Super Integrated Coating (SIC) is a multi-layer lens coating that helps to reduce ghosting and lens flare while improving overall image contrast and quality.
In the Box
Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens
  • 62mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Nikon 20mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 20mm
    Comparable DX Focal Length: 30 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 94°
    DX Picture Angle: 70°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
    Magnification 0.12x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8.33
    Elements/Groups 12 / 9
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.72 x 1.67" (69 x 42.5 mm)
    Weight 9.52 oz (270 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.3 x 4.1 x 3.7"

    Nikon 20mm f/2.8 reviews

    AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 117.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fine at middle of the lens This lens is spectacular if, and only if, it is shot anywhere from /8 to /11 (and the 1/3rd and 1/2 stops in between). That's it. If you plan on shooting outside of that range, expect Chromatic abberation (really bad), very soft focus in the corners, or really bad softness from it being stopped down too much. Now someone may be asking themselves, why is he recommending it then if it is really only a 2-stop lens? Because at those two stops (and in between) it performs really, really well! You'll get spectacular results! The results are so good that it makes it worth it to only shoot at that aperture range.
    Date published: 2014-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice classic lens from Nikon I bought the lens for my Df, when I was in holidays in NY. I wanted to have a wider lens (I own the 24 mm AF-D), for landscape and interior use. I also considered the 20 mm AIS, and the Voigtlander 20 mm AIS-P. But it was the only one which was available as a sample product, so I was able to try it at the store before buying it. I like very much the tiny size, the beautiful colors and sharp pictures I have with it on my Df. I don't mind the moving ring when using autofocus, which is very quick. This lens seems to be build to last, time will tell (I once fall on a small river with my 24 mm AFD on a FM3A on a trip in iceland in 2004, they still work !!).
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most pleasantly surprised I had read some not-so-complementary comments about this lens, particularly related to corner softness. Not so. I guess I won the lottery with a particularly great copy of this lens. I did a lot of real-world test shots with my D700, the newspaper test, and the AF calibration Spyder tool test. All were superb. They were surprisingly sharp corner to corner at f/2.8. I did get some very slight vignetteting at f/2.8 but this was easily fixed with ARC or PTlens. The same goes for naturally occurring distortion. I am an architect and I am very fussy about these issues. The weight and size of this lens make it a pleasure on European trips over my 17-35mm. Highly recommended if you get a good copy as I did.
    Date published: 2013-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid performance I use this lens on my D-70, so it is actually a 30mm. At this range I have become so comfortable, I really could not imagine any wider for my style of shooting. I found the build quality to be very good, and being a prime, the lack of size and weight and positive balance allows you to let the camera body set in your palm. Being a non-zoom makes you become much more active in getting the image you are after, and that's a good thing. Because of the terrific performance I have obtained from Nikon prime lenses, I would be hard pressed to go to a zoom lens, I believe I'll stay right where I'm at.
    Date published: 2010-02-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just wide enough It was fast enough to get a crisp shot of sunset handheld. It also was able to keep focus on my speedy granddaughter in continuous mode in low light. I shot with my Nikon D700. The distortion is corrected in LR3 with one click, but sometimes I leave it because I like the effect. Overall I am very happy with it. It is small and light. I can see it being a staple in my bag.
    Date published: 2012-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing optical feat I shot a picture of my granddaughter Ruby in the back yard with this thing, and the floor of the porch I stood on was sharp and so were her eyelashes even though she was 20 feet away from the lens. It took a 20 by 30 blow up and every detail popped. Years later, I packed it in my luggage on a United flight from Oregon to L.A. and it disappeared. United reimbursed me with the full purchase price within a month, and I bought a new baby. On my D300 it is spectacular at 3200 iso... tight and perfectly faithful to the colors in the scene. Moral: don't pack gear in checked in luggage. Expertise: Semi pro, longtime shooter. Problems Encountered: Lots of flare when using a circular Polarizer. Don't do it. Items I Recommend: 50 mm 1.4 nikkor, 135 f2 nikkor
    Date published: 2008-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock Solid Performer I do Architectural Photography. I have demanding Clients who assume Color Fifelity and Sharpness as matter of course. No F'in round at this level. There is no Software Save. This Lens is small/Light/sharpa as a Laser and wonderful COLOR rendition..everyone always talks about a Lens Sharpness F' Dat!!! How bout it's COLOR and CONTRAST as well. This lens has it. A 20. Not an 8-500....But a good old honest 20...which approximates normal field of view...Isn't that what you want to capture...what's inside your finder?
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Value, But Not Perfect For All I purchased this primarily for architectural photography. At the price point compared to other options I knew this lens would be a balance between optics and price. If you use lens correction tools, the wild distortion becomes negligible. If you have to use it wide open, expect softness around the perimeter but stop it down closer to f/8 and it is solid. Very light weight.
    Date published: 2013-08-10
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