Nikon AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED /w Nano

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  • WestEndBoyWestEndBoy Posts: 1,456Member
    It is a "slightly wide" for DX.
  • JonMcGuffinJonMcGuffin Posts: 312Member
    In regards to the DX question, the Sigma Art 18-35mm 1.8 is going to be the way to go here. Just used that lens for a wedding and was extremely impressed on a D7100.
  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member

    I find this to be an attractive lens for those that are seeking a wide-angle prime lens for landscape, architecture photography. In fact, for those that do a lot of night shooting, specially video, this lens is right up you ally.

    What about for Real Estate? Would you trade your 12-24 in for it???
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,185Member
    edited September 2014

    I find this to be an attractive lens for those that are seeking a wide-angle prime lens for landscape, architecture photography. In fact, for those that do a lot of night shooting, specially video, this lens is right up you ally.

    What about for Real Estate? Would you trade your 12-24 in for it???
    12-24 on DX is a good focal length for Realestate photography. In fact its not wide enough in some cases. I much prefer the 10-24. However, its a high quality lense, sharp and tough with easily correctable distortions. I wouldn't swap it for a prime. You kind of need the flexibility to frame the picture. In many cases you are there to document the property and artistic concerns are secondary.
    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member
    edited September 2014
    Sorrrrry, I have the 14-24 FX.
    Ordering the D750, The Tilt Screen is Perfect for Real Estate! However, I also want to use it for family photos, outings and school events also.
    So, I was thinking about trading in the 14-24 for the 20mm and 50mm.
    Then, I would only need one other everyday general one. Like a 24-70.....
    Post edited by PaRealtor on
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator


    What about for Real Estate? Would you trade your 14-24 in for it???
    No I would not. I would consider this lens ideal for astrophotography! Right there with my 24 1.4G.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,185Member
    LOL @PaRealtor you frustrate me.. :-) when you first came on to the forum and asked for help there was alot of good advice given and you promptly ignored it and got a DX camera and the 14-24 which is way overkill in price and functionally sub optimal for a DX. Now it looks like going to happen again .. but its your money I guess :-)
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    Nikons raw processors do an excellent job of fixing distortion. NX2 corrects the wasboard distortion of the 18-200 perfectly, and it is the worst I have ever had.

    Since NX-D is now free (NX2 does not support the D810) , you can use it to correct distortion, and then open a TIF to PS or Lightroom.

    Regards ... H
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member
    edited September 2014
    LOL @PaRealtor you frustrate me.. :-) when you first came on to the forum and asked for help there was alot of good advice given and you promptly ignored it and got a DX camera......

    With all the problems that was happening with the D600, I decided to listen to most, who "said" to purchase the D7100 and the 14-24 lens. Now, after following a photographer with his D800 ( as some advised me to do) and listening to Msmoto "cropping" her D800E, I've decided to upgrade my D7100 to the D750, with cropping abilities. Why not get the best of both worlds? PLUS I do need the tilt screen! So, instead of trading it in for the D5300, (which you advised my to get from the beginning) ;) I've decided to upgrade to FX version of the D5300 (some say).
    Honestly, I haven't lost any money, really. Sold the D7100 for $100. LESS then I purchased it for. And the 14-24 lens will sell for MORE then what I paid for it!
    Now, I want to have the best lenes for my D750, (which you also "said" you may be upgrading to from you D610)
    My question was would You trade your 14-24 lens for the New 20mm????
    I do value your advise and I'm good at listening, but remember, there's plenty of voices and opinions here. After analyzing Most of them, I do what I think is best for me and my business.
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  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    If I were shooting architecture indoors a lot, the 14-24 would be my choice. I'm guessing that a lot of your shots are taken with the aid of a tripod, so the difference between f/1.8 and f/2.8 isn't a factor. I think now that you're moving from a DX body to FX, the true capabilities of the 14-24 are going to come out.
  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member
    Good to hear. I do have a tripod too. So, I guess I'm all set! I do appreciate the advise. Still pretty new at this.
    Thanks Proudgeek & PitchBlack!
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,185Member
    edited September 2014
    Good to hear. I do have a tripod too. So, I guess I'm all set! I do appreciate the advise. Still pretty new at this.
    Thanks Proudgeek & PitchBlack!
    Very happy to hear that you did not lose money .. :-) please dont take my frustration as a negative. It just that our action modes are very different. you are obviously an extreme "quickstart" and I am a "fact finder." I would classify Pitchblack as probably an "Implementor".

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/how-to-be-successful_n_1934237.html
    http://www.kolbe.com/why-kolbe/kolbe-wisdom/four-action-modes/

    Post edited by heartyfisher on
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • PaRealtorPaRealtor Posts: 95Member
    Thanks for your Help HeartyFisher. I truly appreciate all of your "Camera" and "Photography" advice.
    I watched you buy and discuss the D610 and how incredible it is. As for me, I'm glad I waited for the D750!!
    Golf007sd is right, this is a NICE lens, but I will "listen" to you experts and keep my 14-24 lens.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited October 2014
    Initial Impressions of this lens by Bob Vishneski @ Photography life.
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • nek4lifenek4life Posts: 123Member
    Wow nice review. I think I have a few more lenses to acquire before this one, but 20mm and 24mm have always been my favorites for wide angle. Personally I like 24mm a bit better due to less distortion and was hoping for a 24mm 1.8g, but this lens looks pretty amazing, especially at a much lower price than I expected.
  • WestEndBoyWestEndBoy Posts: 1,456Member
    Thanks for your Help HeartyFisher. I truly appreciate all of your "Camera" and "Photography" advice.
    I watched you buy and discuss the D610 and how incredible it is. As for me, I'm glad I waited for the D750!!
    Golf007sd is right, this is a NICE lens, but I will "listen" to you experts and keep my 14-24 lens.
    As a mostly prime shooter, I agree the 14-24 is a keeper. I don't see the value of 1.8 at 20mm. I have never shot my 20mm below f/5.6.
  • moreorlessmoreorless Posts: 120Member
    Proudgeek is exactly right. f1.8 is actually a waste for indoor architecture where the goal is usually to ensure sufficient depth of field for the scene. Ideally, you want everything to be crisp and sharp from edge to edge and you need maximum versatility to frame the shot correctly. This is a situation where a good zoom beats a prime almost every time.

    Well, a waste unless you are trying to do something artistic like focusing on a some flowers on a pedestal while blurring the background. But even in that event, this lens would be far from my first choice. I would probably do something like that with a 35/1.4 or a 50/1.4, and you can get a 35/1.4 Art lens for not much more than this 20mm/1.8.
    Those other options are obviously going to provide a very different field of view though, just because a background is out of focus doesn't mean it no longer becomes important.

    For me personally the main appeal of this lens would be the ability to either isolate certain elements of landscape shots with large apertures or via shooting very close to them AND still take normal high quality UWA landscape shots.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Maybe because I've never before tried to purchase a lens upon its initial launch, but I'm having a heck of a time trying to order the new 20mm F/1.8G.. I pre-ordered through both NewEgg and Adorama. I canceled the NewEgg pre-order because I thought for sure Adorama would get it first. Still waiting.

    Either Nikon underestimated the demand, or there's a problem with the lens and they've halted production, or something else that we just don't know.
    Newly released lenses seem to take a "few days" before they are widely available. Don't see it in stock yet at Adorama or B&H. And both those stores will be closed from today until October 19 for Succos holiday, so looks like you'll have a bit more time before it arrives.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    Has any one compare this to the 16 -35 f 4 vr
    which is my current land landscape lens
    One my recent images is in an exhibition enlarged to 3' x 4'6" and the softening at the edges are noticeable
  • sebmour1981sebmour1981 Posts: 13Member
    edited October 2014
    I received mine last Thursday. I love it!!!

    You can read my D750 review also here
    http://sebastiendamour.com/blog/2014/10/27/why-i-switched-from-canon-to-the-nikon-d750/
    Post edited by sebmour1981 on
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    Nikon D750 (2), Nikkor 20mm f1.8G, Sigma 35mm ART, Sigma 50mm ART, Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro, Nikkor 85mm f1.8G, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8VRII and SB-910 (2)
  • WestEndBoyWestEndBoy Posts: 1,456Member
    Great review. Thanks for posting it.

    I find it interesting that you passed on the 135 because of its age. I find it "almost" as good as my 85, and it certainly has better IQ than the 70-200, though not the flexibility.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    edited October 2014
    I received mine last Thursday. I love it!!!

    You can read my D750 review also here
    http://sebastiendamour.com/blog/2014/10/27/why-i-switched-from-canon-to-the-nikon-d750/
    Welcome to NRF. Excellent review as to why you switched to Nikon and the D750. Look forward to more comments on the 20 1.8 lens and please do post them on PAD.

    One request, please post that link in the D750 forum where I am sure you will get lots of comments. That way it keeps this forum for the 20mm lens. Well strike this paragraph...you posted the link already in the D750 forum.

    Post edited by Photobug on
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • sebmour1981sebmour1981 Posts: 13Member
    edited October 2014
    Great review. Thanks for posting it.

    I find it interesting that you passed on the 135 because of its age. I find it "almost" as good as my 85, and it certainly has better IQ than the 70-200, though not the flexibility.
    Answered in the D750 thread.
    Post edited by sebmour1981 on
    www.sebastiendamour.com
    Nikon D750 (2), Nikkor 20mm f1.8G, Sigma 35mm ART, Sigma 50mm ART, Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro, Nikkor 85mm f1.8G, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8VRII and SB-910 (2)
  • sebmour1981sebmour1981 Posts: 13Member
    edited October 2014
    Post edited by sebmour1981 on
    www.sebastiendamour.com
    Nikon D750 (2), Nikkor 20mm f1.8G, Sigma 35mm ART, Sigma 50mm ART, Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro, Nikkor 85mm f1.8G, Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8VRII and SB-910 (2)
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,751Member
    @sebmour1981 - nice pictures. Thank you for sharing those images. It certainly ideal for this type of photography.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
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