Anybody use the Nikon 20mm f/2.8 afd lens with a d800?

Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
moving_comfort Veteran Member • Posts: 8,205
I love mine on the D800

I use mine on my D800 quite a bit, it's probably my third most-used lens. It's not going to be as sharp as the Zeiss 21, but it's probably near the 14-24, 16-35 and 17-35 zooms. It's better than the Tamron 17-35 I owned for a little while, and much better than the Nikon 24 f/2.8 I owned.

The strength of that lens is it's size - 20mm wrapped up in a very small, inexpensive package. It means I can take WA everywhere I go, and is smaller in combo with the D800 than my 12-24 f4 + D90 combo.

I disagree that it's 'soft', although a VL20 and a Zeiss 21 are probably going to have higher MTF scores.

Here are some examples from mine on the D800, click 'original size' and then '+' :





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