Nikon 20mm f/1.8G Lens fitted to Nikon DF
The great thing about buying a Nikon Lens is I'm getting a lens for lots of my cameras, not just my Nikon Df. While that is the only camera that gives me AF with the 20mm f/1.8G, via adapters I can use it on my Sony FE cameras, Fuji X (With a 1.5x crop) and my Olympus OM-D E-M10. Though on the Olympus it's far less useful with the 2x crop and I may see what it's like, but I doubt I'll actually use it seriously on that camera.
But I intend to do just that on all the other cameras. This is a faster, AF replacement for my long serving Voigtlander 20mm f3.5 Color Skopar SL II Lens (Nikon Fit) that has done me proud over the years. However, once I saw the 20mm f/1.8 announced I knew I'd be getting one. Apart from anything else I just love fast wide-angles. And a 20mm f/1.8 is a pretty amazing lens. I've owned a couple of Sigma versions of this (Nikon and a-mount), but they had very soft edges and corners and weren't really that great wide-open. However, the Nikon is a lot better than that. As per the new style blog there are raw file samples to download below.
The first thing I noticed about the lens is that, in common with other updated Nikon f/1.8 primes, it's nice and light. Not that big either, for a fast 'full-frame' DSLR lens. It handles beautifully on all the cameras above and I had a great time with it on my Df yesterday. It's nice and fast, very good in the corners and with minimal distortion providing I use the lens profile in Photoshop ACR. Though it's far from seriously distorted anyway.
As you can see, there are nice crisp corners on the Nikon Df. It's none too shabby wide-open either.
If I was being brief (if only!!) I could say it's just another, well-made Nikon lens that does what it's supposed to. But then where's the fun in that!!
There will be more on this lens but In the meantime here are those raw files I mentioned.