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Lens review

2011-02-22
 

Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D

11. Summary

Pros:
  • very good image quality in the frame centre,
  • well-corrected astigmatism,
  • correct work against bright light,
  • no reservations about autofocus work,
  • compact and quite solid barrel at the same time.

Cons:

  • weak image quality on the edge of the frame,
  • high chromatic aberration,
  • noticeable distortion,
  • visible coma,
  • high vignetting,
  • steep price.

This summary will be exceptionally short. A very unfavourable pros to cons ratio in the case of a lens with the price tag of 520 $ should definitely put us off the purchase very effectively. As a consolation for the Nikon fans we can add that the Canon aficionados don’t have it easier either. By the way the lack of good 20 mm devices is an interesting phenomenon. It can be a kind of motivation to pay closer attention to the Sigma 20 mm f/1.8 DG EX ASP RF especially that it is faster than both the Canon and the Nikkor and it is also cheaper.

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Sample shots:

Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D - Summary
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 20 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.9 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 20 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/240 s, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.2 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 20 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 200
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 8.1 MB
Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D - Summary Nikon Nikkor AF 20 mm f/2.8D - Summary
Camera:Nikon D200
Parameters: 20 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 400
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 3.6 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 20 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.0 MB
Camera: Nikon D200
Parameters: 20 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/40 s, ISO 100
File: JPG, 3872x2592 pix, 4.2 MB

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