78points

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

72points

Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
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19 facts in comparison

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED vs Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
78
points
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
72
points
Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC

Why is Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED better than Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC?

  • 4mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    20mmvs24mm
  • 0.05m shorter minimum focus distance
    ?

    0.2mvs0.25m
  • 225g lighter
    355gvs580g
  • Front element doesn't rotate
    ?
  • Includes lens hood
    ?
  • Is a macro lens
    ?
  • Has rounded aperture blades
    ?

Why is Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC better than Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED?

  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.40 vs1.8f
  • 1 more aperture blades
    ?

    8vs7
  • 0.4f wider aperture at maximum focal length
    ?

    1.4fvs1.8f
  • Has focus motor
    ?
  • 4mm longer maximum focal length
    ?

    24mmvs20mm
  • 6f smaller aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • 6f smaller aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs16f
  • Is a wide angle lens
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Price comparison

General info

1.Has a metal mount
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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 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
2.maximum focal length
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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.

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3.minimum focal length
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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.

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4.weight
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580g

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 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
6.Includes lens hood
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It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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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

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Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

f/0.95

f/1.80

f/1.40

2.aperture blades
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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.

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20

7

8

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

1.4f

4.smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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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.

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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.

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45f

16f

22f

6.Has rounded aperture blades
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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 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
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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 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
2.Has focus motor
?

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

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm F/1.8G ED
Samyang 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
3.Can focus to infinity
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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 24mm F/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
4.minimum focus distance
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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.

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0.01m

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0.25m

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