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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What’s in the box ?

A long-awaited most desired lens has finally made its way to my kit. Addition to the pro lens is the new start to the next level of photography.

After hearing from all the world how great this lens is it was killing me everyday to not have this in my kit. Not forgetting the cost it is simply all about saving with single penny to add to this massive amount that enabled me to get it in my hands.

I got it from the Grays of Westminster, my latest hangout place for kitting up my Nikon Accessories. For an FX body to have a Pro lens is the complete way to have the kit in place. The best combination you can ask for a FX is 2.8 series from 14-200 covered in range of 14-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm. Of all the three you have to look at the use of your shooting – 24-70mm is mid range that would suit your travels, portraits, indoors and most of the general needs without sacrificing the precious moments lost in changing the lens.

To all those who are waiting or would like to add this to your kits, here’s is what you will expect from the box containing Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8G ED.

Mani Babbar Photography
Nikon F2.8 24-70mmNikon 24-70mm F2.8G

  

Lens box, lens soft case, strap, lens manual and warranty card
First look of 24-70mm f/2.8G
Base cap

 

& after all the time that I was almost out of patience to have it on the cam body and the first result that I wanted to look at. A simple yet first of the many thousands to come in future.