20mm lens

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by seabee1999, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Good day to all. I am looking to get a 20mm lens. The options I have are the:

    20mm 2.8 AF
    20mm 3.5 MF
    20mm 4.0 MF

    Has anyone out there had any experience with any of these lenses? If so, which would you recommend? Thanks in advance for the help and suggestions.

    God Bless,
  2. patrickh


    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    I have the 20/2.8AF and the 20/4 MF. Be careful with the 20/4 and make sure it is an AI version, or you might do damage to your camera. Both are great lenses, and I personally prefer the 20/4 because the pictures have a bit of extra pop, and I think may have even a little less distortion. Check reviews on www.naturograf.com - he talks all three I believe.
  3. Patrick you accidentally misspelled Bjorns website URL www.naturfotograf.com is the correct spelling :)
  4. patrickh


    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    Thank you for the correction Andreas
  5. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi david-

    i have the 20mm f/2.8. contrast and sharpness are good from f/4 and up, with some softness and light falloff wide open. the size is nice and small. it's not IF, which means you can't hold the lens by the front when it's focusing.

    i used to use this lens a lot at the import shows for the full car shots, but i haven't used it much when i got the 17-35mm f/2.8. the 20mm is better than the tokina 20-35mm f/2.8 that i had, but it's not as good as the 17-35mm f/2.8.

  6. Hi, David! I bought a 20mm f/2.8D AF to complement the range of my 28-70//2.8 zoom. It's bright and sharp, and takes up no room at all in my camera bag. It's such a pretty lens that you can put it on your mantle as a piece of art glass :wink:.


    I'm not big on landscapes, but I often use it as my walk-around lens, and for intentional distortion effects. Here's some samples.

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