A nice small lens you do not mind taking with you for that special shot.
3 April 2014
Summary: I was looking at the more expensive zooms like the 16-35 & 14-24 but I did not like how bulky they were, also the price. For me this little lens can just slip in my pocket for those times when you just need to go a bit wider. It tests pretty sharp and even a bit better stopped down equal to the 14-24 monster zoom at around F5.6 - 11. I have read mixed reviews on it and some times too much studying puts you in a standstill.
Summary: I love this lens. It sits squarely on my D80's body 80% of the time. For nearly 30 years I had an FE with a 28mm lens and it was fabulous. Making the jump to digital I looked for another 28mm, but was distracted by the 20mm's impressive reviews. Light weight and easy to carry around for all day excursions. I highly recommend what could very well be one of the best wide angle lens around. And the price won't put you in the poor house. You won't be sorry.
Excellent for Notre Dame de Paris, Abraham Lincoln Memorial ect
6 October 2012
Summary: I travel a lot anh have allready a zoom lens Nikon 28-300 mm that works perfect for landscape and people. I miss only one that goes for arkitechture and I considered the 20 mm. After many times failing in ebay-auction, I bought "now" (only 11 dollars extra), and my dream came true! It's a wonderful lens!
Summary: Nikkor 20mm F 2.8 ais works great on my D90. its super sharp, there is little barrel distortion, focusing is smooth and fast, solid build quality like all nikkor ais family. great lens for landscape!
Summary: I have had this lens since it first came out ,great glass the D3 series allows me to program this lens into the camera.I like this lens when my f 2.8 zooms are too bulky.One poor aspect the sunshade
I would not purchase the Nikkor 20mm f2.8 D lens for any reason.
4 December 2011
Summary: I purchased this lens because most of the Nikkor prime lenses have excellent reputations, they are compact and supposed to offer excellent performance. With a Nikon FX body such as a D3 or D700 the lens offers a wide angle of view of 20mm, very wide it will work for most interior and exterior applications. On DX cameras it offers a very nice 30mm angle of view. This is wider than a 35mm lens and makes for a great walk around single focal length lens.
Great build quality, but perhaps not wide enough for DX users.
4 November 2011
Summary: The lens is built very well. I'm using it on a DX crop-sensor body though, and I wouldn't recommend it. It's not wide-enough, since crop body sensors mean you have to multiply the 20mm focal length by 1.5, which means it's roughly a 30mm lens. It's nice though.
Summary: Excellent lens!!!!! I used it on my Nikon D3 & it works wonders when shooting portraits of clients!!! the color retention is astonishing!!!! I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a wide-angle prime with great low-light performance!!