Nikon Announces The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED N Lens

Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED N lens for FX and DX format Nikon cameras.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G is a new wide-angle FX-format prime lens. The update for the existing AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 lens uses 13 elements in 11 groups, it features a Nano Crystal Coat and offers a minimum focus distance of 0.2m.

The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED comes with the CL-1015 Flexible Lens Pouch and the HB-72 Lens Hood.

Nikon Announces The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED N Lens


Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED N Lens Price and Availability

The AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED will be available in September for $799.95.

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AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Features

  • Design based on the latest optical technologies achieves superior point image reproduction characteristics and minimal chromatic aberration
  • The ultra wide-angle 20mm focal length achieves rendering that reproduces the entire space visible to the naked eye, and enables photographic expression that harnesses perspective from a variety of angles
  • Shallow depth-of-field possible only with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 for smooth and beautiful blur characteristics that render subjects more impressively
  • Two aspherical lens elements, two ED lens elements, and Nano Crystal Coat adopted
  • Compact and lightweight for superior portability that makes the lens easy to take anywhere
  • Close-up photography is also possible with a closest focusing distance of 20 cm

Nikon’s fastest ultra-wide-angle lens yet

With the ultra-wide view of a 20mm lens, you’re free to capture expansive landscapes and architecture, wedding parties, an entire band on stage, crowd shots and much more. Add low-light capabilities to that view, and the shooting possibilities are nearly endless. Introducing the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED, a compact, lightweight FX-format lens that combines the ultra-wide perspective of a 20mm focal length, the low-light capabilities and shallow depth of field of an f/1.8 maximum aperture and the superb optical characteristics of an advanced NIKKOR prime lens. Whether you shoot stills, HD video, time lapse sequences or star trail images on an FX- or DX-format D-SLR, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will widen your creative potential.

Dramatic ultra-wide-angle perspective

The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED delivers a 20mm, 94° angle of view (30mm, 70° equivalent on DX-format cameras) that’s ideal for stills or motion capture. With its 7.8-inch close focus capability, you can work in tight spaces or get close to your subject to accentuate your focal point. From a distance, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lets you get wide, expansive vistas into the frame. Videographers will love using their Nikon D-SLR and this compact, lightweight lens for establishing shots, first-person point-of-view sequences and B-Roll footage.

Brilliant low-light performance and beautifully blurred backgrounds

At its maximum aperture setting of f/1.8, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED produces beautifully blurred backgrounds in your photos and HD videos and lets you shoot at lower ISO settings to retain high image quality. In low light situations, opening the aperture to f/1.8 will also increase shutter speed to prevent camera shake and motion blur.

Versatile, exceptional performance

The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED is designed to draw peak performance from high-resolution Nikon D-SLRs in both still and HD video applications. Aspherical (AS) lens elements and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements with Nano Crystal Coat (N) combat sagittal flare and chromatic aberration for superb, sharp rendering across the entire frame. Nikon’s innovative Silent Wave Motor (SWM) uses ultrasonic waves for fast, accurate near quiet autofocusing as close as 7.8-inches (0.2 meters) from your subject.

The wide-angle addition to Nikon’s f/1.8 FX-format prime lens collection

Nikon’s family of fast FX-format prime lenses now covers just about any shooting situation or creative need. The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED joins the 28mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm versions, giving photographers and videographers a versatile collection of focal lengths with remarkably consistent optical performance and exposure control. Switch between lenses without missing a beat.

Supplied Accessories

  • AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED
  • LC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 77mm
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-72 Bayonet Hood
  • CL-1015 Soft Lens Case