With a DxOMark score of 21, the Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D is a good, solid lens.
|Strong points||Weak points|
|Reasonable transmission||Noticeable chromatic aberrations|
|Not much distortion|
|Not too heavy|
How well does this lens compare to the Sony AF 20mm F2.8, another “antique” but popular lens?
With a DxOMark score of only 10, the Sony 20mm’s performance is very limited indeed. With an 11-point lead, the Nikon 20mm is way, way ahead.
The advantages of the Nikon:
The advantage (note the singular!) of the Sony:
To sum up once again - the Nikon is a beautiful old lens!