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

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  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,185Member
    edited October 2014
    why did you pick the 20mm instead of the 24 mm esp since you had a 24 while on the canon.? - See more at: http://forum.nikonrumors.com/discussion/3218/nikon-d750-general-discussion#Item_567

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  • sebmour1981sebmour1981 Posts: 13Member
    why did you pick the 20mm instead of the 24 mm esp since you had a 24 while on the canon.? - See more at: http://forum.nikonrumors.com/discussion/3218/nikon-d750-general-discussion#Item_567

    I wanted to go really wide. I was shooting with a 24f1.4L in Canon and I found that I would need some more width from time to time. I now have that extra angle of view.

    I love it. It flares well, it's sharp even wide open, it's light. the only major drawback for me is the strong vignetting when wide open.
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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited October 2014
    As you know, wide open almost any wide/ultra wide angle lenes will have some vignetting. Hopefully, once LR and other post editing softwares have the lens coding, a quick press of the button will fix it.
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  • sebmour1981sebmour1981 Posts: 13Member
    As you know, wide open almost any wide/ultra wide angle lenes will have some vignetting. Hopefully, once LR and other post editing softwares have the lens coding, a quick press of the button will fix it.
    Yes I do know but it's pretty intense.
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited October 2014

    Yes I do know but it's pretty intense.
    Why ?
    I suspect if you shoot jpeg ( I don't ) you can correct in camera
    am I the only one, who is more interested in the end result than how it is achieved
    I am very interest in this lens. I currently use the 16 -35 f4 , this not only has vignetting but is quite soft at the edges. The latter cannot be corrected in post
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  • sebmour1981sebmour1981 Posts: 13Member

    Yes I do know but it's pretty intense.
    Why ?
    I suspect if you shoot jpeg ( I don't ) you can correct in camera
    am I the only one, who is more interested in the end result than how it is achieved
    I am very interest in this lens. I currently use the 16 -35 f4 , this not only has vignetting but is quite soft at the edges. The latter cannot be corrected in post
    I shoot only in RAW unless I am covering an election campaign where the images need to be live inside of 5 minutes after the event.

    It's true that vignetting is easy to fix in post but it,s still very present.
    I have not check corner sharpness. I just check my subject sharpness.
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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
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  • My thoughts too. In Holland € 819.- !!, think nano coating is $ 500.-, pffff... The price is the reason why I didn't buy it.
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  • The_Other_SteveThe_Other_Steve Posts: 14Member
    edited January 2015
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited January 2015
    From all accounts, this is a very fine lens, but how on earth can Nikon and reviewers say that $800 is a bargain?
    I imagine they are comparing with the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED which is more than twice the price
    It is less than my current ultra wide lens the AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens
    not a lot more than Nikon AF NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8D Lens was before the f 1.8 was released

    BUT no not a bargain

    I am hoping like many Nikon recently released gear the price will drop

    It has replaced the 24mm f 1.4 on my wish list


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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    @sevencrossing: exactly my point. Nikon has conditioned photographers to think that paying $1800+ for a lens is somehow normal y.
    There is lesson for us there
    So how do we condition our customers, that paying us $1,800 a half day is somehow normal :)
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,398Moderator
    Maybe Zeiss and Leitz have an even better idea.... normal starts at $3,000 and goes up... :))
    Msmoto, mod
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,439Member
    Bargains will appear when Chinese and SE Asian manufacturers clone high level Nikon lenses. They can start with primes because those should be less difficult than zooms. With some practice they should be be able to give us 90 to 95% of the prime for about 25% of the cost. That will be a bargain but it will never replace the Nikon lens for those who what that last 5%.
  • HammieHammie Posts: 258Member
    I'm considering this as my next lens purchase. I feel that with my 24-70, 70-200, and 50mm lenses, I have most situations covered. My house is older and sometimes the 24mm is not quite wide enough. I think the 20mm would be a great addition.

    I have the 10-24 DX lens and shot this picture using it in FX mode to see how it would look. Granted, the DX presents a ton of vignetting, but the 20mm seems to be a good addition.

    20mm:
    20mm

    24mm:
    24mm

    Both shots had my back shoved into the corner of the room.

    I use my 50m as a walk-around street photography lens very often, but I think a 35mm prime would be a great compliment to the 50 for night street shooting.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,507Moderator
    Nobody has made any comment on one of the most important aspects of using this lens for astro and that is it's coma correction. The description on the Nikon site says this is very well controlled - I'm interested if it is.

    Wish it was cheaper, but if it is that good.... drool :P
    Always learning.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,251Member
    @sevencrossing: exactly my point. Nikon has conditioned photographers to think that paying $1800+ for a lens is somehow normal and given that, anything under $1000 that produces a decent photo relatively wide open is cheap. It's utterly preposterous, and I'm glad that third party vendors have stepped up and started making premium glass for significantly less money.

    Yep. It's a fine lens priced not unreasonably, but let's not all get crazy and run out and buy one because it's the deal of the century.
    I think a $200 lens is cheap. People were saying the new $2000 300mm F4 was cheap earlier. That may be good bang for the buck for the features it's offering, but it is definitely not cheap.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • MightyYMightyY Posts: 30Member
    I really want this lens, but don't have an immediate "need". I'm hoping Nikon brings back there lenses rebates (the one where you don't need to buy a body) next month and this is one of the options.
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,507Moderator
    Yeah, like $500 off... :D
    Always learning.
  • MightyYMightyY Posts: 30Member
    They took $400 off the new (at the time) AFS 80-400 last year, so we can hope for a big discount on this one. Of course, that lens was 3 times the cost of this one. I'd settle for $100 or so off this time. :)
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited January 2015
    Nikon lenses do seem to drop in price approx 6 months after release and then again after a year

    In the UK The sigma equivalent is about the same price

    I would buy one if/ when it drops to ~ £500
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited May 2015
    I have sold my 70 -200 and I am about to press the "buy" button on the Nikon 20mm f1.8G AF-S NIKKOR ED

    £679.00 in the UK (it's cheaper on Amazon but out of stock)

    I am keeping my 16 -35 f 4 but it is just quite sharp enough at the edges, for urban landscapes

    Anyone got some first hand experiences

    I dont need f 1.8 but I do need 20mm ( 24mm or 35mm, is not wide enough )

    I will be using it on my D800

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  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,675Member
    Are you shooting wide open? I am tempted to offer up the 20mm 2.8 Ais I use, but this particular lens is sharpest at the edges at f/11, so not particularly sharp. If you were shooting at 28 I would recommend the 2.8 Ais without hesitation. I suspect the 1.8 is probably your best bet at 20 unless you buy the 14-24.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited May 2015
    unless you buy the 14-24.
    This does not accept 77mm filters, is twice the price and three times the weight

    Like the 16 -35 I get the impression it is not that sharp at the edges

    the big turn off, is size and weight

    ( I don't need f 1.8 but certainly don't want to stop down to f11)

    The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens is very tempting
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  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,675Member
    unless you buy the 14-24.
    This does not accept 77mm filters, is twice the price and three times the weight

    Like the 16 -35 I get the impression it is not that sharp at the edges

    the big turn off, is size and weight

    ( I don't need f 1.8 but certainly don't want to stop down to f11)

    The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens is very tempting
    All agreed. I don't use my 14-24 as much as I would like because of the filters.

    If you think 28mm is an option, think about the Ais or D. Both have the same optics, can still be bought brand new at B&H, and are almost as good as the 1.8 wide open and just as good stopped down.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,493Member
    edited May 2015
    For the love of all that is good, do not waste money on the 28mm F2.8D, the optics are rubbish. Had one for six months, and even at F8 on a 10MP DX body it was soft (centre of the frame). No amount of focus adjustment could fix that awful lens. I simply cannot even imagine how bad it would be on a modern high resolution FX camera.

    BTW the 2.8D (6 elements 6 groups) does not use the same optics as the AI-S (8 elements 8 groups) which is superior optically. Why Nikon did not revert to the optics of the AI-S when they updated the lens to a "D" model is beyond my comprehension.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
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