The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Voigtlander 20mm F3.5 SL II and the Nikon 20mm f2.8D for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 20mm f2.8D is the longer of the two lenses at 43mm. The Voigtlander 20mm F3.5 SL II with a length of 29mm is 14mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Nikon 20mm f2.8D also has a larger diameter of 69mm compared to Voigtlander 20mm F3.5 SL II's 63mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Voigtlander 20mm F3.5 SL II weighs 205g, which means it is 65g (24%) lighter than the Nikon 20mm f2.8D which has a weight of 270g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Voigtlander 20mm F3.5 SL II and Nikon 20mm f2.8D has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Voigtlander 20mm F3.5 SL II is also available in Canon EF and Pentax KAF mounts.