Sigma 20mm f1.8 or Nikon 28mm f1.8

Jan 14, 2006
Toronto - Canada

want to ask a advise how is the Sigma 20mm f1.8 vs Nikon 28mm F1.8 or Nikon 28mm f1.8 vs Sigma 20mm F1.8. the camera I am using is D700.

Jan 4, 2008
New York City
I had the Sigma 20mm f/1.8 for exactly one week. In that time, it missed focus, was slow to focus, and was only acceptably sharp at f/4 or greater. Also, it's huge (82mm filter threads) and has a terrible clutch system toggling between AF and MF where you have to switch BOTH the camera AND the lens in order to toggle between them. If the camera was set to MF and the lens to AF, you couldn't focus at all.

I returned it and replaced it with a Nikon 20mm f/2.8 that I could use wide open in a pinch and fit in my pocket. It was sharper across the frame, focused more accurately, and small enough to take anywhere.
Last edited by a moderator:

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji:
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom