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Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G AF-S NIKKOR (2014-)


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It's better than any other F-mount 20mm before it and will serve you well, especially stopped down a few. However that said, I found that 20 was not always enough, especially with tighter rooms. A Nikon or Sigma 14-24 may be a better overall option, and stopped down to f5.6 or 8 which you will likely be anyway, they'll be as good as primes in that range.


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I got the 20/1.8 to complement my heavy Nikon 14-24 and found myself loving its amazing compact size, low weight and high performance.
And a pre owned copy can be bought for close to nothing.
I actually sold my 14-24 later on because I found it too large and heavy for my needs and it spent most time on a shelf.

Jorgen Udvang

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I agree with Jack that the 20mm may not always be wide enough for interiors. The lens I ended up buying back in the day rather than the Nikkor was the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8. The advantages of the Zeiss are that it's slightly sharper at the edges than the Nikkor at f/2.8, but more importantly its ability to render exactly the same colours, contrast and sharpness at all apertures. The downside is the famous moustache distortion. Never a problem for me, but may be for others, particularly for some kinds of architecture.