AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

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Compact and lightweight ultra-wide-angle lens ideal for landscapes, interiors, events and more.
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    Product Review

    Posted by c.Donkey on July 29, 2010

    Good color, nice boken.
    Very good for landscape.
    I take it with me when I walking around the street, always give me nice photos.

    Not easy to auto focus in low light place.

    I use it on my FM2 and D90.

  • 5

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    Posted by Photo48 on July 29, 2010

    The 20mm is a fast lens, superb glass, lightweight so it´s easy to carry, great for low light and scenery. I find the best performance at f/8 and f/11, excellent at f/4 and f/5. As with almost all lens you suffer a little at both ends in this case f/2.8 and f/22 yet I have used and will use both ends again when necessary to get the shot knowing I will get good results. This is one of two lens I always have in my bag the other is the 50mm.

  • 4

    A lens which is on the body 80% of time

    Posted by Alche on July 29, 2010

    One of my first lenses which was originally purchased for FM2 body and now is used on D700 mostly most of the time, in fact as kind of standard lens for me. For my purposes satifactirily low distortion, enough sharpness for A4 blow ups - not using larger printouts usualy - although larger printouts would not be a problem quite surely. It is light, compact and has rigid construction. With even thinniest neutral fiter there is some vigneting visible. Best performing from f 4.5 to 8 I believe.

  • 5

    I love this lens!

    Posted by sleepy on July 29, 2010

    I took this lens to the high arctic and got spectacular shots of the Northern Lights! In darkness and cold it worked flawlessly!

  • 4

    sharp enough, aperture issue

    Posted by ejcarr on July 29, 2010

    I like the lens for use on my d200 and 300 camera.
    the sharpness is certainly acceptable and i have little barrel distortion. I have to add that I have had problems with the aperture not closing down to my chosen f stop many times. I have had the lens serviced for that problem and the issue remains. overall a very good lens, I think Nikon could look into that problem with the aperture.

  • 5

    Alway´s mounted on one of my camera´s

    Posted by Professional Still Photographer on July 29, 2010

    This lens has replaced my 35mm, 28mm and 24mm lens.. When you need to grab a shot quickly this is my go to lens. The evolution of the wide angle lens has been terrific.

  • 4

    Exsellent lens for shooting interiors, in dim ligh

    Posted by Storm on July 29, 2010

    My copy is very sharp in the center even in full aperture. Minimum amount of chromatic aberrations and flare. I´m very happy with this lens.

  • 1

    Poor construction, good glass

    Posted by Dynamicmoment on July 29, 2010

    I bought this lens new in the late 90´s and it´s been a problem. I used it with my film bodies (F90x and F5) and it failed twice in 3 years with the aperture sticking open. This was with light use. I stopped using it when I switched to digital, until I bought the D700. Dug the lens out again and started using it regularly. It´s failed twice again and is back into Nikon for repair for the 4th time.
    Optical quality was good on film, but I´m having serious reservations about it on the D700 with corners looking nasty. As soon as I get it back from repair, it´s going on craigslist.

  • 1

    not sharp

    Posted by blp on July 29, 2010

    not a sharp lens. take an image to 100% in photoshop and it is dismal.