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Nikon 20mm 1.8G ED lens.

 

Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon 20mm 1.8G lens

The Nikkor 20mm f1.8G ED is an ultra wide prime lens 20mm is a very short focal length with an angle of view of 94 degrees on an FX-body.

On a DX-body the lens is like a 30mm with a 70-degree angle of view.

I like to use this lens 50/50 with my FX and DX camera that I use on a day to day basis, For my choice of photography, I’m always gonna use FX and DX camera mainly because of usability of my lenses, and also to have a second camera body.

Nikon 20mm AF-S f/1.8G on Amazon

Technical Specifications / Basic online info.

Mount Type: F

Focal Length: 20mm

Maximum Aperture: f/1.8

Minimum Aperture: f/16

Format: FX/35mm

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 70°

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 94°

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.23x

Lens Elements: 13

Lens Groups: 11

Diaphragm Blades: 7

Super Integrated Coating

Autofocus

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.66 ft. (0.2m)

Focus Mode: Auto, Manual

Filter Size: 77mm

Dimensions (Approx.): 3.2 in. (82.5 mm) x 3.1 in. (80.5 mm)

Weight (Approx.): 12.6 oz. (355 g)

Lens construction. The Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G contains a total of 13 lens elements, two of which are “Extra-low Dispersion” (ED) lens elements

Advantages of this 20mm lens, in my opinion.

This ultra-wide 20mm lens is good to capture:

landscapes and architecture.

wedding – parties.

Close focusing on 0.66 feet

group shots.

low-light.

Video

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.66 ft. (0.2m) almost macro.

This is one of my favorite lenses to use, I can do so many things with this lens, I never go on a photo shoot without taking this lens with me, this lens is very sharp and the colors are good, this lens can focus very close to your subject, almost macro the shooting possibilities are nearly endless with this lens.

lens distortion.

Next two pictures were captured in RAW and then converted to JPEG without any photo editing so they are straight out of the camera, but the brick wall is not so straight, this lens almost don’t have any distortion

Nikon D810 20mm 1.8G ED @ f4
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Nikon D810 20mm 1.8G ED @ f4
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Bokeh test.

The Nikon 20mm lens creates a great bokeh effect but your subject need be very close to you because of the ultra-wide angle, but that is okay because of the Minimum Focus Distance: 0.66 ft. (20cm) you can focus very close to your subject.

Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 @f/1.8 – 1/2500s – ISO 100 – SB-910 Flash on camera.

Nikon 20mm on FX vs DX camera.

My Nikon camera is FX – full frame and I can also use DX crop on it, here I’m using the Nikon 20mm on FX and DX crop just to give you an idea of the difference.

Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 in FX mode = 20mm
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Nikon D810 in DX mode = 30mm.

Downtown photography.

Nikon 20mm lens is much more versatile than 50mm lenses that I have for downtown photography, but for cityscape photography, I like the 50mm and the 85mm lens more.N

Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with Nikon 20mm f/4.5 / ISO 220 – 1/100s.
Nikon D810 – 20mm f/4.5 / ISO 64 – 1/1600s

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Landscape photography.

In my opinion, I think this lens is too wide on FX body for landscape photography unless you are gonna crop the photo to 16×9 or 21×9 than it can look good.

Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with Nikon 20mm @f/4.5 /ISO-64 -1/800s.
21x9 crop
21×9 crop
Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 – Nikon 20mm 1.8G @ f/2.0 – ISO 64 – 1/2500 sec
Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with Nikon 20mm @f11 / ISO 64 – 1/125s – SB-910 flash on camera (16×9 crop.
Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with 20mm @f/5.6 – 1/400s – ISO 100.

Parties – Wedding.

The Nikon 20mm lens is perfect for indoors shooting.

I added a vignetting to these photos and they are heavily cropped.

Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with 20mm f/@2.8 – ISO – 160 – 1/400s.
Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with Nikon 20mm @f/2.8 – ISO 160 – 1/250s
Nikon 20mm lens review.
Nikon D810 with Nikon 20mm @f/5.6 – ISO 100 – 1/200s
Nikon 20mm lens review.

Nikon D810 – 20mm f/5.6 / ISO 100 – 1/200s
Nikon 20mm lens

Nikon D810 – 20mm f/1.8 / ISO 31 – 1/250s

Group shots.

Fashion Day Sonderborg 2015

Nikon D810 20mm @ f/6.3   1/125s   ISO 1600   SB-910 flash.

low-light Video.

Sun Flare Video.

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.66 ft. (0.2m) almost macro.

This lens can focus very close to your subject, almost macro.

20mm-1-8g-blom

Nikon D810 20mm @ f/1.8   1/8000s   ISO 64

Disadvantages.

Sometimes this lens back focuses, but that has something to do with the ultra-wide view that you get with this lens. With this ultra-wide view, there is a lot more to focus on for the camera.

Nikon 20mm 1.8G ED Lens Review
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