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Archive 2013 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?
  
 
ash4390
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


I'm thinking of picking one of these up for for a light, wide, walk around lens with my D800. If my D3s doesn't sell, I might use it on that as well.

I don't have any experience with this lens at all so I'm not sure how it'll pair with either of those bodies.

My current line up:

Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
Nikon 50mm f/1.8g
Nikon 85mm f/1.8g
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS

I'm in desperate need of a cheap-ish prime until I can save up for a nicer lens.

Is the 20mm f/2.8 for $350-400CDN a decent buy?



Feb 04, 2013 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


There was a similar post on one of the forums recently. Many (including me) expressed the opinion that the 20/2.8AF is not outstanding on high rez FF bodies.

I would put that much $'s to one of the good zooms.



Feb 04, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


Yes, the 20/2.8D is not outstanding, but it's pretty sharp in the center wide open and the borders/corners get very good when stopped down.

It all depends on how you want to use it. If you need super sharpness from corner to corner then this is not the lens for you. If you want very decent sharpness stopped down a bit (f/5.6) then this will do just fine.

Here's it's performance on 24MP:

http://www.photozone.de/images/8Reviews/lenses/nikkor_afd_20_28_d3x/mtf.png

Though my 17-35AFS is a better 20mm in all regards, my 20/2.8D can't be beat for size/weight/cost and is still around for those times when a heavier alternative won't be taken along.



Feb 04, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


I just happened to be testing this lens on my D800e the other day. This is the 20mm AF f/2.8 non-D version.
I agreed with John, it is not a very good lens for the corners wide open. I think it needs like a f/5.6 to even be acceptable. The center, however is sharp.

These test are handheld, one was in the car and the other in the living room. Just converted to JPEG, no sharpening applie.

Yes, I still play with dolls..



Quang V Ho 2013

Focus Point was on the Chevron sign

  NIKON D800E    20mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  





Quang V Ho 2013

100% cropped

  NIKON D800E    20mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  





Quang V Ho 2013

Focus Point was on her left eye

  NIKON D800E    20mm    f/2.8    1/80s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  





Quang V Ho 2013

100% cropped

  NIKON D800E    20mm    f/2.8    1/80s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


thge nikkor 24mm f/2.8 2.8D is another great low budget great lens!

666 Americo.Rodriguez 2013-2 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



Feb 05, 2013 at 04:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


well at elast in the right hands! i took these through a hospital window, and handheld. :I(

666 Americo.Rodriguez 2013-4 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



Feb 05, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Nikon 20mm F/2.8D + D800?


Thanks for the info! I'd like something at least with at least an aperture of f/2.8 (milky way shots, etc), so I guess that limits me to a few lenses.

Tokina 16-28
Nikon 14-24 ($$$)
Nikon 17-35

The 24 f/2.8 looks interesting, but I already have my 24-70 so it might be a bit redundant focal length-wise.



Feb 05, 2013 at 05:43 AM





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