Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
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Good lense but….
17 March 2014
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.
Excerpt: First time user and purchase of a wide angle lens. It's size and weight are perfect and make it a joy to carry and shoot with. There is a bit of a learning curve for me, so if you haven't shot wide yet, don't despair, keep trying, the pictures get better and you will have tons of fun. The pictures are sharp and clear and I use it on a Nikon D600 with no issues.
Excerpt: Though this lens is no super glass, it performs well and is very small, light, and robust. Close focus, fixable distortion, and f2.8 make this guy quite usable for CFWA shots. Nikon needs to update this class of primes.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to use on my D700, and it's a great choice, instead of a zoom wide-angle, for walking around. It's small and lightweight, and doesn't cause people to "gawk" at it. I have not used it on my D7000, yet, but I plan on doing that soon.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: I bought this lens for wider landscape and wedding pictures. Since I bought it, I shot a wedding and used this lens a bunch. It was great for wider sanctuary shots and outdoor group pictures. It was fun to edit a wedding and see some different looks then I've been able to get in the past. I did have some problems with the focus that I'm in the process of researching. At this point, not sure if it's the lens, camera or user.
Excerpt: This is a completely manual lens. You are forced to take a bit more time composing your shot, and as a result it is not the lens for action, sports or things like children or animals.<br /><br />That being said, it takes marvelous photos with great color and sharpness, and has a solid construction. The aperture ring is slightly slippy when at the smallest aperture, but sits firmly in its setting. The focus is sharp and easy to operate.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use wide lenses for the landscape and architectural photography that I do. I already own the 14-24mm Nikkor zoom which is wonderful, but I needed a prime lens that was a bit more portable for situations that require minimal equipment when traveling. I chose this 20mm manual focus because it is sharp, compact and is beautifully built. No plastic. I chose this manual over the 20mm autofocus because I believe it will hold up to more rugged use.
Pros: Compact, Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is a great wide angle besides lightweight and sharp. The bokeh is not very good, but as yet there is no nikon 20mm f/1.4 this serves me well. The focus on D700 is not very fast, but on D4 is much better! Now i'm able to keep my 24-70mm at home and only use the 20mm, 35mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8 to cover weddings.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction