Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime lens review

As Nikon continues to expand its mirrorless lens line-up, we’re getting more and more options when it comes to shooting astro. In that sense, the Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S prime lens is fast becoming a specialized piece of equipment. It doesn’t have the flexibility of the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G (opens in new tab)nor the beginner appeal of the Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S (opens in new tab)nor the awesome value of the Nikon Z 40mm f/2 (opens in new tab). What it is, though, is a brilliant astro lens for anyone shooting landscapes of the night sky. It has the uncompromising quality of the S-Line series of mirrorless lenses, pin-sharp edge-to-edge clarity, and that all-important lower f-number, which is essential for serious star shooting.

Key specifications:

Type: 20mm prime

Aperture range: f/1.8 – f/16

Minimum focal length: 200mm

Thread size: 77mm

Weight: 1lb 1.9oz

As you’d expect, the Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S comes at a high price, and because it isn’t one of the Holy Trinity of Z series lenses, you won’t often see it included in sales and discount events.

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