NIKON Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens

  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
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Description

Fast, ultrawide-angle prime lens providing superb rendering performance with its high resolving power throughout the entire shooting range

Make room for more with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S. The ultra-wide-angle addition to the NIKKOR Z S-Line’s f/1.8 range allows you to capture a wide variety of scenes — from dynamic landscapes and the wonders of the night sky, to impressive close-ups with beautiful bokeh — all while maintaining superior optical performance across the entire frame. Exceeding expectations, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S allows you to accurately reproduce reality, with minimal distortion even at the periphery. Capture each moment in detail with its great movie recording performance and enjoy the familiar operability of the S-Line’s series, so that you’ll always perform at your very best.

SHOOT FOR THE STARS

Enter each and every photography opportunity with confidence. Making the most of the Z mount system, this ultra-wide-angle lens takes advantage of the large mount diameter and short flange focal distance to achieve high optical performance.

It also offers improved autofocus (AF) accuracy at close distances through the multi-focusing system developed to enhance optical performance across the entire shooting range. You can rely on this lens to provide high resolution and sharp images, even in astrophotography or nightscape settings. In these situations, where the light is dim and a wide coverage of the scene is demanded, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S effectively compensates sagittal coma flare at a high level from the maximum aperture. With small point images faithfully reproduced as point images even at the periphery, you can capture the stars exactly as they appear in front of your eyes.

Produce stunning and sharp images without colour fringing at the focal plane as a result of the employment of three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements that effectively compensate axial chromatic aberration. Deliver images of sunlit landscapes without having to worry about lighting, thanks to the lens’ superb tolerance for backlight with the adoption of the Nano Crystal Coat that reduces ghost and flare effects caused by the sun or any other direct light source. Finally, even as an ultra-wide-angle lens, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S utilises the shallow depth of field to allow you to place emphasis on your subjects with natural and beautiful bokeh. With this lens, the sky’s truly the limit.

UNINTERRUPTED AUTHENTICITY

The smooth and subtle operations of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S makes it extra easy to record candid moments. You can capture those authentic moments, uninterrupted, with the help of the stepping motor (STM) and electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, as well as the click-less control ring that prevents lens drive and operation sounds from being recorded. Streamline your movie recording processes with the multi-purpose control ring and customise features best suited to you with ease. Capture reality as it is with natural shifts in focus point and brightness levels. With a focus-breathing reduction feature that reduces the shifting of the angle of view when the focus point changes, and an electronic diaphragm mechanism that delivers stable aperture control constantly, even during continuous shooting, you’ll never have to let a moment slip away.

PORTABLE SUPERIORITY

Your gear should never hold you back from your exploration and the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S provides effortless control over your shooting experiences. Seamlessly change up your lenses through the familiar layout of the NIKKOR Z S-Line range and maintain a consistent user experience. Further indulge in high portability with a compact design that weighs approximately 505g. In addition to a fluorine coat, its dust- and drip-resistant capability repels dirt and dust off your lens surface, making this the perfect lens to bring with you wherever you go.

 

FEATURES

SUPERIOR OPTICAL PERFORMANCE APPROPRIATE FOR THE F/1.8 SERIES OF NIKKOR Z S-LINE LENSES

The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S attains superior optical performance by utilizing the short flange focal distance, a feature of the Z mount system, that can be an advantage for wide-angle lenses. It delivers the outstanding performance appropriate for the f/1.8 series of NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses. Users can enjoy dynamic photo expression in high resolution with an ultrawide-angle lens that provides a wider field of view than the human eyes.

Multi-focusing system: enables the capture of high-resolution images at the minimum focus distance The multi-focusing system contributes to improving AF accuracy, AF speed, and optical performance at close distances. An extremely sharp focal plane can be achieved for any scene or subject across the entire shooting range. For the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, the system particularly contributes to improving optical performance at close distances, enabling the capture of high-resolution images even at the minimum focus distance.

 

HIGH RESOLUTION WITH THE LARGE-DIAMETER Z MOUNT

High-resolution images are stably obtained at any aperture value, even including the maximum aperture, across the entire frame, throughout the whole range of shooting distances from close to infinity. By employing the “multi-focusing system”, the AF accuracy at close distances is improved and high-resolution images can be captured.

Multi-focusing system: enables the capture of high-resolution images at the minimum focus distance The multi-focusing system contributes to improving AF accuracy, AF speed, and optical performance at close distances. An extremely sharp focal plane can be achieved for any scene or subject across the entire shooting range. For the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, the system particularly contributes to improving optical performance at close distances, enabling the capture of high-resolution images even at the minimum focus distance.

 

HIGH POINT-IMAGE REPRODUCTION CAPABILITY

By effectively compensating sagittal coma flare at a high level from the maximum aperture, small point images even at the periphery are faithfully reproduced as point images. Utilizing a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, higher shutter speed and lower ISO sensitivity can be used to capture stars as point images in astrophotography.

Multi-focusing system: enables the capture of high-resolution images at the minimum focus distance The multi-focusing system contributes to improving AF accuracy, AF speed, and optical performance at close distances. An extremely sharp focal plane can be achieved for any scene or subject across the entire shooting range. For the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, the system particularly contributes to improving optical performance at close distances, enabling the capture of high-resolution images even at the minimum focus distance.

 

NATURALLY BLURRED BACKGROUND

Despite being an ultrawide-angle lens, it is designed to enable users to express a softly blurred background, which emphasizes a subject when taking shots at close distances or utilizing shallow depth of field.

 

MORE ADVANTAGEOUS POINTS IN OPTICAL PERFORMANCE

・ Minimal axial chromatic aberration: Via the employment of three ED glass elements, axial chromatic aberration is effectively compensated across the shooting range from close distances to infinity, which contributes to delivering sharp resolution without color fringing at the focal plane. ・ Superb tolerance for backlight: Via the adoption of Nano Crystal Coat, clear images with effectively reduced ghost and flare caused by the sun that is likely to be included in wide-angle landscape shots can be captured. ・ Focus-breathing reduction: Shifting of the angle of view when adjusting focus can be reduced, which allows photographers to take pictures with the desired composition. Focus stacking using focus shift shooting for landscape shots is made easy. ・ Effective distortion correction: Images with minimal distortion even at the periphery can be captured by correcting distortion effectively.

Multi-focusing system: enables the capture of high-resolution images at the minimum focus distance The multi-focusing system contributes to improving AF accuracy, AF speed, and optical performance at close distances. An extremely sharp focal plane can be achieved for any scene or subject across the entire shooting range. For the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, the system particularly contributes to improving optical performance at close distances, enabling the capture of high-resolution images even at the minimum focus distance.

 

GREAT MOVIE RECORDING PERFORMANCE REALIZED BY ENHANCED USABILITY

Superior rendering performance similar to that of still photos is achieved. Smooth and quiet adjustment of focus and exposure is enabled with comfortable operational feel of the click-less control ring. Also, smooth and stable aperture control delivers natural exposure changes to movies. Other advanced movie functions include effective focus-breathing compensation to reduce shifting of the angle of view when the focus point changes.

 

SUPERIOR OPERABILITY COMMON TO THE F/1.8 SERIES OF NIKKOR Z S-LINE LENSES

Even when changing lenses, users can operate the lens without a sense of incongruity because the layout of the controls is common to the NIKKOR Z S-Line series. The common finger position and smooth operability of the control ring facilitate changing of the function settings quietly and smoothly (focus, ISO sensitivity, aperture, exposure compensation) that you have assigned to the ring. The focus mode switch, which is located in the position common to the series, contributes to smooth use of the lens. The f/1.8 series consists of five lenses (20, 24, 35, 50, and 85 mm), each of which can provide users with different types of enjoyable image expressions.

 

OTHER FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS

Lens design carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance
Dust- and drip-resistant capability{sup(*)} is achieved with sealing for various sections including movable parts of the lens barrel to prevent dust or water droplets from entering the body.

*Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed.

Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism employed
Thanks to a diaphragm blade unit with driving mechanism employed in the lens body, the camera can accurately control aperture via electronic signals. This delivers stable aperture control (AE) constantly, even during continuous shooting.

*Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

    • Type

    • Nikon Z mount

 

    • Format

    • FX/35mm

 

    • Focal length

    • 20 mm

 

    • Maximum aperture

    • f/ 1.8

 

    • Minimum aperture

    • f/ 16

 

    • Lens construction

    • 14 elements in 11 groups (including 3 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)

 

    • Angle of view

    • FX format: 94° DX format: 70°

 

    • Focusing system

    • Internal focusing system

 

    • Minimum focus distance

    • 0.2 m ( 0.66 ft) from focal plane

 

    • Maximum reproduction ratio

    • 0.19 x

 

    • No. of diaphragm blades

    • 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )

 

    • Coating

    • Nano Crystal Coat

 

    • Filter-attachment size

    • 77 mm (P = 0.75 mm)

 

    • Dimensions

    • Approx. 84.5 mm (3.4 in.) maximum diameter x 108.5 mm (4.3 in.) (distance from camera lens mount flange)

 

    • Weight

    • Approx. 505 g (1 lb 1.9 oz)

 

    • Autofocus

    • Yes

 

    • Internal focusing

    • Yes

 

    • Focusing

    • Auto, Manual

 

    • Supplied accessories

    • LC-77B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-95 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case

 

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Brand

Nikon