Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Most Nikon F-Mount Cameras - Black

Compatible with most Nikon F-Mount cameras, this Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20051 ultra wide angle lens makes it easy to take breathtaking photos with a broad perspective. Two ED glass elements and 2 aspherical elements help ensure high-quality images.

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Overview

What's Included


  • AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Ultra Wide Angle Lens
  • Front and rear lens caps, lens hood, carrying case
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 28)

Features


Compatible with most Nikon F-Mount cameras

Including DX- and FX-format models for versatile use.

Internal focusing

Along with Silent Wave Motor technology and auto and manual focus selection to help you get the shot you desire.

20mm focal length (35mm equivalent)

Delivers an ultra wide perspective for expansive subjects.

94° angle of view (FX format)

Along with a 70° angle of view (DX format) for excellent detail.

f/16 minimum aperture and f/1.8 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering, resulting in clear, detailed images.

13 elements in 11 groups

Also features 2 aspherical lens elements for wide accuracy and 2 ED glass elements for sharp shots. Nano Crystal and Super-Integrated coatings deliver a high level of image quality.


Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lives up to the expectations & then some.

    Posted
    Denverdawg
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    I needed a wider prime lens that would give me low light capabilities to go along with my D750. I shoot landscapes and indoor concerts so I have a needed for a larger aperture than my f/4 zooms had to offer, along with a shorter focal length prime than my current 50mm & 85mm f/1.8 primes. The 20mm f/1.8 is noticeably sharper in the corners than my 24-120mm f/4G ED VR is at 24mm shot at the same apertures. I've used the 24-120mm for landscapes but sometimes I was wanting more corner sharpness and a bit wider of a lens; this 20mm f/1.8 definitely delivers! I also have the 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED that's my go to landscape lens but its smaller aperture doesn't lend itself to those low light concert shots. After comparing the 20mm f/1.8 to the 18-35mm at 20mm I was very pleased to see that the 20mm f/1.8 is slightly visibly sharper in the corners to my eye, but not by much as the 18-35mm is pretty stellar in that regard as well. I've only done back yard testing with the lens so far, but it's passed with flying colors. Attached is a handheld shot taken with the lens at f/5.6, ISO100 and 1/100. They are both the same shot with a close crop to show the amazing resolving power and detail this lens can produce. This was a RAW shot with nothing done to it other than using lightroom to export the .jpg files.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME LENS!

    Posted
    Enezdez
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    I read and watched tons of reviews on-line; allowing me to determine I REALLY WANTED THIS LENS. From all the reviews and professional commentary on the subject, it appears NIKON has the best 20mm 1.8 on the market. As for my experience, I love the fact the lens is razor sharp even wide-open at f/1.8...Fabulous little lens, which happens to be 77mm in diameter allowing to share filters with the Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 ED & others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Wide Angle Lens

    Posted
    Jibs
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    The reason I purchased this lens was to take Milky Way pictures. I did not get a chance to test this Lens out extensively yet due to not having dark skies. Based on some of my initial tests comparing it with another wide angle lens from a different manufacturer, this is relatively far superior. I would have rated this 5 stars, but the reason I am giving this a 4 star is due to its plastic body taking in account how much this lens costs. Pros: (1) Fast (2) Reduced coma (3) Sharp Cons: (1) Plastic body (2) Takes a lot of stress to screw and unscrew the lens hood

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great Nikon lens

    Posted
    WCVET
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    I previously owned the Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D also purchased at BestBuy ... the 20mm f/2.8D can be used on my Sony A7II with a Metabones straight through adapter ... a great combination ... I have nothing but good things to say about the f/2.8D but thought I'd speed things up with the Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Ultra Wide Angle Lens. I am not a fan of a guilded (G) lens but it's a dream on my Nikon D810. I did have to purchase the Metabones Adapter with the aperture ring to use the G lens on my Sony A7II ... a small price to pay for great results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb performance

    Posted
    Gonga
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    Great image quality and low light performance. This is a superb landscape lens, which will autofocus better than any zoom in low light, and give you a better image too. Also makes a fun walk-around lens in low light for the reasons above plus its great DOF. A top-quality Nikkor wide angle at a modest price for what you get. Between this lens and my super-light 28mm Tamron I will never need a slow, heavy wide-angle zoom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing lens

    Posted
    strike001x
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    Bought this right before i went on vacation. customer service treated me with great respect as i had issues with my first item upon delivery. so they were able send me one just in time before i left. lens has done me wonders super sharp and 20mm is perfect so dont even carry my 18-55mm any more and always have a zoom lens if i ever need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    Posted
    hornet1969
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    Though this lens was made in China and I was leery that the quality would be subpar, I was wrong. This is an excellent lens and I have no issues with it. It gives me really sharp and crisp pictures and the quality is just as good as the lens made from places other than China. Would highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    Posted
    ShadowWolf
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    This lens is incredible, it quickly became one of my go to lenses. It's ultra wide which is great for landscape and urban photography but it has such little distortion (practically none) that this lends can also get some great portrait shots. It's pricey but worth every cent.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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