Whether you’re looking to capture expansive landscapes, experiment with new perspectives, or simply express your creativity, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED is an ultra-wide-angle lens that offers you maximum visual impact. Its minimum focus distance of 0.20m draws undivided attention to your subject, creating striking portraits with natural and beautiful background bokeh. A seamless addition to your Nikon DSLR camera, it is developed with the latest optical design technology to help you capture truly outstanding images.
With its ultra-wide-angle focal length of 20mm*1, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED offers you greater flexibility to shoot from an extensive range of perspectives even when you’re limited by space indoors. Take advantage of its 94° angle of view in 35mm FX-format cameras or 70° angle with DX-format cameras, and discover a whole wide world of image possibilities.
Let your creativity take centre stage and leverage the full capabilities of your high-pixel-count camera. With the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED’s exceptionally shallow depth of field at the maximum aperture of f1.8, you can draw more prominence to your subject and reduce distractions in the background, even when you’re shooting in the dark or in narrow indoor spaces. Its minimum focus distance of 0.20m also captures stunning portraits that stand out from the background.
Compact and lightweight, the AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED lets you take it everywhere you go and shoot without disruptions. It also comes with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that offers incredibly smooth and quiet autofocusing so you can shoot without interrupting your subject.
*1 When attached to a DX-format SLR, the angle of view is equivalent to that of a lens with a focal length of 30 mm in FX/35mm format.
1. Fast, ultra-wide-angle lens designed with the latest optical technology
Designed using the latest Nikon technology, the optical system ensures high resolution and superb reproduction of point images while minimizing chromatic aberration. Outstanding rendering capability is realized even when combined with a high-pixel-count camera body. Two ED glass and aspherical lens elements are employed to support high image quality.
Utilizing the angle of view achieved with the ultra-wide-angle focal length, photographic expression such as capturing widely spread scenes or creating individual depiction using flexible perspectives is realized. Picture-taking is facilitated even where there is limited space such as indoors.
Nikon’s original Nano Crystal Coat provides outstandingly high anti-reflection effects throughout the visible light range, resulting in clear, high-contrast images even in backlit situations.
Compared to lenses of other manufacturers with the same specifications, a lighter body is attained for stress-free portability. With the shallow depth of field attained at the maximum aperture of f/1.8, pictures with a boldly blurred background can be captured while retaining high image quality, even in dark interiors.
Excellent close-ups utilizing the significantly short minimum focus distance of 0.2 m can be taken.
2. MTF Chart
Fmount, Type G AF-S lens with built-in CPU and F mount
13elements in, 11groups, (including 2 ED lens elements, 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 94°, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 70°
Minimum focus distance
0.2m (0.66ft), from focal plane
VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Nano Crystal Coat
77mm, (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 82.5 mm maximum diameter x 80.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx.355g (12.6 oz.)
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)
77 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-77, Rear Lens Cap LF-4, Bayonet Hood HB-72, Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1015
1. Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware described in this page at any time and without prior notice.