Nikon AF-D lens reviewsThursday February 02 2012 Lens Review
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?
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D mounted on a Nikon D3x vs Sony AF 20mm f/2.8 mounted on a Sony Alpha 900
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:
- Better correction of chromatic aberrations.
- Superior field resolution at wide apertures (notably at f/2.8 and f/4), which certainly contributes to its far better DxOMark score.
- Not as heavy.
- Less expensive.
The advantage (note the singular!) of the Sony:
- Slightly brighter.
To sum up once again - the Nikon is a beautiful old lens!