Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens


Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens

B&H # NI2028DAF MFR # 1913 Imported
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Product Highlights

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Super Integrated Coating
  • Close Range Correction System
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Overview

  • 1Description

Offering an impressively broad field of view, the AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D from Nikon is a compact and lightweight lens well-suited for landscape, interior, and travel photography. Its modest f/2.8 maximum aperture helps achieve a balance between its sleek size and being fast enough for working in low-light conditions. In regard to the optics, a Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color rendering when working in bright and backlit conditions. Close Range Correction also helps to ensure consistent image quality and accurate rendering throughout the focusing range. Additionally, a rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Wide-angle prime lens is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
Flexible f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in a variety of lighting conditions and also offers depth of field control for isolating subjects.
A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Autofocus system is compatible with select Nikon DSLRs that support D-type lenses, and offers quick and precise focusing performance.

Autofocus is not supported by DSLRs lacking an autofocus motor, such as the D3000-series, D5000-series, D40, D40X, and D60, where the lens may be used with manual focus only.
Close Range Correction system helps to maintain consistent image quality throughout the entire focusing range, from the minimum focusing distance of 9.8" to infinity.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
In the Box
Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens
  • 62mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year B&H Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Specs

    Focal Length 20mm
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 94
    Maximum Magnification 0.122x
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" / 25 cm
    Optical Design 12 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 62 mm (Front)
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.72 x 1.7" / 69 x 42.5 mm
    Weight 9.5 oz / 270 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.25 x 4.0 x 3.65"

    Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Reviews

    AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 118.
    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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from Small enough to put in your pocket This is a very practical, take with you, lens. It is pretty good wide open, and very sharp stopped down. Nice contrast and color. I was looking at the zooms like the 14-24 & 16-35 but had to ask myself would I really want to lug these large heavy special use lenses around with me all day, for perhaps just a few shots, plus the price was so much more. Best for FX format, considering the price DX lenses are going for and what you can get out there. I wanted a wider one at first but have found the 20mm not crazy odd wide but a very useful width.
    Date published: 2017-02-22
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    i have a sony A7. can i use this lens with an adapter? if so what limitations will exist?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can use the Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D lens on a Sony A7 with the use of Nikon F mount lens to Sony E mount camera adapter, such as the Voigtlander adapter for Sony E Mount cameras The limitations are that you will not retain any electronic lens functions.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this lens have hard stop for infinity?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, the Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens has a hard stop once you reach infinity focus.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Thinking about getting this Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm ...

    Thinking about getting this Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens. I already own tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD. Should I stick with the Tamron or add this one to my collection. Would the Nikkor 20mm be a step down for me? Any suggestions on this? Thank you.
    Asked by: Josef
    The Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D lens would be the sharper of the two lenses listed above. The Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D lens is sharper, would have a constant f/2.8 aperture, and has a slight advantage in distortion performance. The Tamron SP 10-24MM F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical IF Lens for Nikon does have slightly better chromatic aberration performance, but for overall performance at the 20mm focal length, the Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D lens would be the better performing lens.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2018-11-28


    Will the auto focus work on a D7100 Nikon?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    As the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera has its own autofocus motor built into the camera body, it will autofocus with any Nikon F-mount autofocus lens. As the Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens is an AF lens, is is fully compatible with the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera, including autofocus.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Will AF work on Nikon D5300?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No, the autofocus will not work in the Nikon D5300 with that lens. The D5300 needs a lens that has a built in focus motor to be able to autofocus. The Nikon branded lenses marked as AF-S have a motor the ones marked only with an AF do not.This is the version that auto-focuses on the D5300, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G EDB&H # NI2018 Mfr # 20051
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    How do you use Manual focus? Do I use the switch on the camera only, or do I just focus it with the ring? Does the af/manual switch effect the lens at all? I do know how to use the locking feature of the aperture ring. So that does not need to be spoken of.
    Asked by: Aaron C.
    I setup the manual focus adjustment in Nikon D800 camera setup.
    Answered by: Wu F.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can this lens be used with a 62mm PL without obstruction or vignetting? I would be using it for real estate photography and a polarizer would be used frequently.
    Asked by: Evan S.
    I have never used the lens in that configuration, sorry.
    Answered by: Bill W.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this lens compatable with the Nkon D90 and can it be used in autofocus mode?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes and yes. I love this lense.
    Answered by: FRACOIS L.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D500
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D7200
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D7500
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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