20mm f2.8D as lightweight D800 companion

Started May 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: 20mm f2.8D as lightweight D800 companion

From f5.6 to f11 it is good though Nikon's MTF show it is not a top performer in the corners at f2.8 except on DX.

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/wide/af_20mmf_28d/index.htm

It has a very small rear element very close to the mirror so digital corner shading issues are greater than on most Nikon lenses.

I sold my copy within two weeks of getting a D3 because at f2.8 performance was not good in the corners.  If you can live with the limitations it is a lightweight option until Nikon bring out an upgrade.

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