Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Nikon F (DX) mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f1.8G ED Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f1.8G ED lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Minimum focus distance of 0.2m / 7.9 inch
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Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED is compatible with cameras that have Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 81mm. It weighs 355g / 12.5 oz.
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED has a filter thread of 77mm.
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED has a fixed focal lenght of 20mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 30mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.23x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m.
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F16.0.
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is HB-72.
Popular Comparisons of Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED
Here is the eight most popular comparisons of Nikon 20mm f1.8G ED amongst Camera Decision readers.