Nikkor AF 20mm f/2.8 D – Review / Unboxing

Initially, I was bit hesitant about The Nikkor AF 20mm f/2.8 D but after reading its reviews on the Photozone website and few others, I was not quite impressed. I have not had my hands on this lens but instead of looking for ultra wide 14mm I was satisfied with 20mm to begin with. I bought my lens via the ProCameraShop which again was the first time for me to buy from but they simply were super quick and next day delivery left me nothing but a great experience to deal with. I was buying online first time so I did have a little hesitant response and I called them right away to check what the deal was as I have not bought from them before. Their price was the best online compared to any of the other online retailers so I wanted to be sure. I did a quick online check on few forums and it turned out that they have been in business and operating in UK for quite sometime although warranties are offered through them.

After all the initial hassles, I had the boxed Nikkor AF 20mm f/2.8 D  in my hands. It came through a tracking UPS delivery so no hassles at all kind of deal.

Whats in the box.
Whats in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.

The Nikkor AF 20mm f/2.8 D is a full frame ultra wide-angle lens with 94° (70° with Nikon DX format) picture coverage with edge-to-edge sharpness. Additionally, the lens also boasts of Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides high performance at both near and far focusing distance.

Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
Unboxing, what's in the box.
Unboxing, what’s in the box.
10yrs Recycle !!!
10yrs Recycle !!!
Unboxing, what's in the box.
The Plastic Barrel and the rubber ring.
Final piece of glass
Final piece of glass

E.g @ F4 sharpness. You can click on the image to go the full size res.

Sharpness
“Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm F2.8D” @ F4


Although the review received by  
Photozone website and what I observed from the quality of shots on the FX , I do  not find this lens to be as bad as rated. For this price you cannot go wrong for what you are getting out of it and for travel photography on FX you will possibly score all that you are after from this glass.

 

Nikon D700 with Nikkor 20mm F2.8D

 
I do not see why people have rated this lens with such a low feedbacks – I mean you cannot get a sharpness of 1.4 at the price of 2.8 and this is not so hugely expensive lens.

Although all said about the lens, I would possibly share my dilemma between upgrading to D600 or D800 which has caused me to be quite upset with both the two recent FX upgrades.
Till then, thanks for looking and dropping by.

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4 0 0 0 0 miles

Life goes on..
Journeys too
&
Everything that is there keeps going on too

A big thanks to her for taking me everywhere .. been a great joy and partnership in this life.. during the 40000miles  bringing me close to  annual counter of 200000miles

I wonder how many round of earth would that be !!

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I know its been few days already into the year but I have been busy lately with other things in life.  Of many other things some of those have been traveling and exploring new places. I bet we all have new resolutions in place but somehow this year was just like any other and did not give me any inspirations to put my resolutions.

Yet here is my resolution for you all – 132.5Mp ultra wide wide view of the Austrian Alps as seen in the Carinthia region.
Click on the image to go SMALL{LARGE} – LARGE{LARGE} is too large for us to view on the screens.

Wide Wider Widest - views
Bringing you the new 2013

Another resolution, no spammers, no news posters, no forwarders, no awards and no useless time wasters. This is my space which I keep for my self expression whether its emotions, art, travel, experiences and everything else which I create – not the junk posted over and over again.

Besides all this, thank you for being on my blogs. Enjoy a good new year and spread the happiness.

“Today is Tomorrow”