Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
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Does what it's supposed to do!!! More bang for your buck!!
Poetic Images Photography(Birmingham), Amazon
19 July 2014
Summary: I love mines thus far. Didn't give it a 5 star b/c in my opinion when it comes to photography equipment, nothings perfect. I bought this lens exclusively for group shots and it has come in handy each time I've needed to use it. Very little fall off on the corners, but every lens I've ever used, and I've used a lot of them, have some fall off on the corners/ends. I do not regret buying this lens at all.
Summary: It might be old, but this lens does what it needs to. Manual iris is great for high speed and locks so you don't slip out. Sturdy and affordable. It's small, so if you're using a rig, keep in mind your fingers might hurt trying to work it and you can't use a controller on it.
Summary: As per information given by Amazon the lens should be fully compatible with D7100. Unfortunately this is not correct. It’s fully compatible with older versions of Nikon cameras but not with 7100. It’s a good lens but it cannot be used at full. Be careful when you follow Amazon recommendations. They still need to be verified.
Summary: I acquired this lens used from someone who claimed to have hardly ever used it. Almost immediately, the aperture blades stuck full open. It cost over $100 to fix. Long story short, this is apparently a common occurrence on older Nikon lenses that used an older type of lubricant. Newer lubricants do not cause this. This is a very solid lens, like a small tank, no questions that it is a professional quality build.
A lot of vignetting with an FX body but easily corrected with DxO Optics software
Sam, the original Sam, Amazon
12 June 2012
Summary: On a FX body, it's a good, very wide angle lens but it does produce a significant amount of vignetting and distortion. Vignetting is almost entirely eliminated (barely perceptible) using DxO Optics Pro 7.5. DxO completely removes distortion. Nice lens, fast, sharp wide-open.
Summary: Note: I'm using this on D7K, which has a built in focusing motor; manual focus only on bodies without. 35mm is probably the most popular all around lens, but from my experience the 52mm equivalent on DX makes it a tad too long for indoor. On Full frame it's probably just right. I was hesitant to go this wide and was contemplating the Nikon 24mm f/2.8D AF (35mm equivalent), but it didn't quite get the same positive reviews as the 20mm.
Summary: This is a super sharp lens and allows me to see so much through my viewfinder, especially with my FX sensor on my D700. You will not be disappointed with this lens. However I do not recommend it for Portraits, to wide and not the best bokeh. But for anything outdoors, or indoors with low light, definitely the way to go, you won't have to use your flash ever again.
Summary: I purchased this lens used. I no time with it's f/2.8 I was using it for low light and Astrophotography. All images are sharp almost to the corners. I have to crop just a little bit to remove the stars that are not round. Lens has nice bokeh. Lightweight and handy, I recommend this lens to anyone.
Summary: One of my first lenses which was originally purchased for FM2 body and now is used on D700 mostly most of the time, in fact as kind of standard lens for me. For my purposes satifactirily low distortion, enough sharpness for A4 blow ups - not using larger printouts usualy - although larger printouts would not be a problem quite surely. It is light, compact and has rigid construction. With even thinniest neutral fiter there is some vigneting visible.