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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED

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Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
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23 facts in comparison

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED vs Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
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Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED better than Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC?

  • 142g lighter
    355gvs497g
  • Is a macro lens
    ?

Why is Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED?

  • Lens hood is reversible
    ?
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    22fvs16f
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    22fvs16f
  • Is a wide angle lens
    ?

Price comparison

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED

ProductStorePrice
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Fixe...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$796.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonNikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens wi...Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$196.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonSony FE 20mm F1.8 G Full-Frame Large-Ape...Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Full-Frame Large-Aperture Ultra-Wide Angle G Lens
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$898.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Fixe...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$746.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Fixe...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Fixed Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Certified Refurbished)
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$709.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonNikon Single Focus Lens af-s NIKKOR 20 m...Nikon Single Focus Lens af-s NIKKOR 20 mm f/1.8G ED AFS20 1.8 G(Japan Import-No Warranty)
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$699.00
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonNikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ...Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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$746.95
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED AmazonSigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nik...Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F
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$739.99

General info

1.Lens hood is reversible
?

The lens hood can screw onto the lens in reverse so that you can keep it on your camera at all times, ready to use.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
2.Has a metal mount
?

A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
3.minimum focal length
?

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

Best

Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

20mm

20mm

4.weight
?

Best

Canon EF 400mm F/4 DO IS II USM

2.1g

355g

497g

5.Front element doesn't rotate
?

The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
6.maximum focal length
?

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

Best

Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

20mm

20mm

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

For example

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.80

f/1.80

2.aperture blades
?

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Best

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2

20

7

7

3.widest aperture at maximum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

0.95f

1.8f

1.8f

4.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD

45f

16f

22f

5.smallest aperture at minimum focal length
?

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

45f

16f

22f

6.Has rounded aperture blades
?

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
?

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
?

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

For example

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4 P

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
3.Has focus motor
?

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

For example

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4 P

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
4.Can focus to infinity
?

Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC
5.minimum focus distance
?

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

0.01m

0.2m

0.2m

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