NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

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Expansive views. Exceptional details.

Combining the unique, ultra-wide perspective of a 20mm prime with the speed and low light capabilities of an f/1.8 maximum aperture, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S brings beautiful context to your full-frame lens arsenal. Its angle of view excels at landscape and wide interior shooting, while its speed makes it superb for environmental portraits with lush, soft backgrounds, and for low light shots that are sharp and clean with faithful point light reproduction. And the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S is truly cinematic with video enhancements that ensure silent autofocusing without breathing, and smooth aperture and ISO control.

 

Focal Length 20mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View 94°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87″ / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Optical Design 14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 3.33 x 4.27″ / 84.5 x 108.5 mm
Weight 1.11 lb / 505 g

Description

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The beauty is in the details.

Premium NIKKOR S-Line lenses are known for their stunning resolution, elaborate detail and impeccable build quality. The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S is no exception. With an ultra-wide 20mm field of view and a brilliant f/1.8 maximum aperture, so much more of a scene can be captured with exceptional point-light clarity and minimal distortion.
Photo of a sunburst in a desert shot with a Z camera inset and the image on the rear LCD, taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Video with a fresh perspective.

With its gorgeous artistic qualities and natural, wide perspective, the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S is exceptional for video work in tight spaces or anywhere you want your subject to pop. Autofocusing is fast and silent with minimal focus breathing. Aperture control is smooth as silk. And the customizable control ring can be used to quietly create fluid iris transitions or ISO changes on the fly.
night photo of a starry sky and reflection in a pond, with a figure in silhouette starring at the sky, taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Get the story straight.

The ultra-wide 20mm focal length is embraced by pro photographers for capturing more of the story they’re trying to tell. Expansive landscapes, scene-setting interiors, unique environmental portraiture—all with more context and less edge distortion than similar shots at longer focal lengths.
Night photo of a landscape under the stars, taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Sharpness in darkness.

The fast, wide f/1.8 aperture of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S produces remarkably sharp images when available light is in short supply. Its speed and light gathering capability enable the use of faster shutter speeds when shooting indoors, at night or when shooting handheld.
shallow depth of field image of rocks on the desert floor, taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Soft, dreamy backgrounds.

Beautifully blurred backgrounds naturally direct the viewer’s eyes to the main subject. Attached to the largest full frame mount in the industry, the nine rounded aperture blades of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S give defocused points of light a soft, round, consistent shape.
Photo of a rock outcropping in the desert, with a figure in silhouette in the distance, taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Comprehensive distortion control.

3 Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements correct chromatic aberrations (optical color defects). Nano Crystal Coat (N) virtually eliminates flare, ghosting and coma. And optical advancements of the Z mount and S-Line render point-light sources sharper than ever without the usual diamond-shaped distortion—perfect for environmental portraits, nightscapes and more.
photo of a canyon taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Edge-to-Edge Brightness.

One of the many advantages of the larger Z mount is its ability to retain even illumination, especially at the corners of the frame. This results in bright, even exposures with minimal vignetting.
Gif of the multi focus system, illustrating how it works

Multi-Focus System.

Finely detailed high resolution photography can sometimes be susceptible to lens aberrations, such as color fringing, especially at close ranges. The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S incorporates an all-new multi-focusing system, consisting of two AF drive units precisely synchronized to deliver fast, accurate autofocusing and drastically reduce aberrations, even when focusing close to your subject.

Enhanced Build and Reliability.

S-Line features and quality control.

Gif of the stepping motor of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens

Unwavering Autofocus

Powered by an ultra-quiet stepping motor and enhanced by the additional light gathered by the Z Mount, focusing is fast, silent and accurate. Great for stills; even better for video.
rendering showing the seals on the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens

Dust and Drip Resistant

Extensively sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts of the lens barrel, for worry-free durability.
Photo of purple flowers in the desert with shallow depth of field, taken with the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S

Dual Detect 5 Axis VR

Uses Z cameras’ superior in-camera image stabilization system for up to 5 stops of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction when used with Z cameras that feature in-camera VR. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) during video capture.
image of the control ring of the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens

Customizable Control Ring

The control ring can be used for quiet aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording or situations where complete silence is critical), exposure compensation or ISO adjustments.
photo of a group of NIKKOR Z lenses

Next-Generation Z Design and Optics

Designed and optimized to take full advantage of the Z system’s larger mount, Z lenses gather substantially more light, providing even illumination and improved sharpness from the center of the frame to the far edges. Autofocusing is fast and quiet. Video recording is clean and smooth with highly minimized focus breathing and reduced wobbling. Intuitive on-lens controls can be customized to your individual shooting style and so much more. Z lenses are designed with a sense of consistency that combines reliability and beauty with next-dimension optical performance for complete freedom in image creation.

 

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