AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
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AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
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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.
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.
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.
I took this lens to the high arctic and got spectacular shots of the Northern Lights! In darkness and cold it worked flawlessly!
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.
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.
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.
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.
not a sharp lens. take an image to 100% in photoshop and it is dismal.
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