The Nikon Z 20mm lens is a super versatile wide-angle lens thatperforms well for everything from immersive street photos to vast landscapes and scenery. With an ultra-bright f/1.8 aperture, this lens is a fantastic choice for low lighting situations where you’ll truly appreciate all the sharpness you can get.
Versatile Wide Angle Performance
Much like the rest of the Z-mount lenses, Nikon’s 20mm f1.8 S is yet another sophisticated addition to the line-up. The 20mm wide-angle prime and its large aperture works beautifully for capturing sweeping landscapes, night sky imagery, or dynamic street shots. This focal range is excellent for landscape photographers, whether you shoot distant scenery, or close-up detail.
Bright Aperture f/1.8
With an impressively bright f/1.8 aperture, you can keep shooting from dawn to dusk, as well as anything after and in between.If you’re looking for an astrophotography companion, this might be the one. Combined with Nikon’s Z-series mirrorless system, this lens will give you excellent lowlight performance and image quality.
Fast, Accurate Autofocus
Powering the autofocus is a newly designed Multi-Drive system which offers great focal and subject acquisition, even when switching from distant to closer objects, for less time hunting and more time shooting. It’s incredible accurate and very quiet, giving you the ability to shoot in a range of different environments without a second thought.
Customisable Focus Ring
You’ll notice the widetextured focusing ring which offers comfortable control over manual focus. The ring’s functionality can be set to controlaperture or exposure compensation instead, giving you the ability to customise the lens to suit your workflow, especially useful for video applications.
A rounded 9-blade diaphragm paired with the wide f1.8 aperture delivers lovely and smooth bokeh effects in the out of focus background and highlight areas of your images. The lens lets you get creative with the depth of field in your images, even at shorter focusing distances.
Sophisticated Optics for Excellent Image Quality
The optical construction is based on 14 elements arranged in 11 groups with 3 Extra-low Dispersion and Aspherical elements that help minimise colour aberration and distortion respectively. Along with Nikon’s nano crystal anti-reflective coating, the lens produces sharp, vibrant images.
Lightweight and Weather Sealed
The Nikon 20 mm f1.8 S lens is also relatively compact and lightweight at only 505g which makes it a great addition to your landscape lens collection. Designed to be tough and weather resistant, you can go confidently into the great outdoors with this lens by your side.
14 elements in 11 groups (including 3 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat)
Angle of view
FX format: 94° DX format: 70°
Minimum focus distance
0.20 m/0.66 ft from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
77 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approximately 84.5 mm/3.4 in. maximum diameter x 108.5 mm/4.3 in. (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approximately 505 g
LC-77B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-95 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice