Capture Captivating Sceneries
Trying to capture the several beautiful mini islands in the middle of the Scottish Loch Katrine while maintaining your view of the vast green hills in the background? With the 20mm ultra-wide-angle and minimal distortion, get clear wide landscape images with a sense of depth to truly capture the magic. The lens delivers superior optical performance across the entire frame, made possible with a lens design that maximises the large diameter and short focal length of the Z mount system and its in-built 14 elements, including the aspherical lens, in 11 groups.
In addition, the lens adopts a multi-focusing system that improves autofocus (AF) accuracy, speed and enhances optical performance to capture high-resolution images even at the minimum focus distance. This means that throughout the entire shooting range the lens has to offer, users will always be able to achieve an extremely sharp focal plan for any sceneries, landscapes and any subjects.
How about getting the true vibrant colours of the tulips in Netherland? With the employment of three extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements, axial chromatic aberration is effectively minimised across the shooting range, allowing you to capture the subject in sharp resolution without colour fringing at the focal plane. Despite it being an ultra-wide-angle lens, you’ll be able to emphasise the subject with a naturally blurred background when taking shots at close distances or utilising shallow depth of field.
Ensure stable exposure in your captures as the lens features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism for effective aperture control and thus allows for a natural shift in focus point and brightness levels. Combined with focus-breathing reduction to reduce shifting the angle of view when adjusting your focus, the lens makes taking photos for a variety of environment an easy task.
Never worry when you capture that wide-angle shot with a light source in it. The lens has superb tolerance for backlight with adoption of the Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghosting and flaring that is likely caused by the sun or direct light source.
Photographers appreciating the outdoors at night are often deterred to waste too much time taking photos of the night sky as these images may suffer from sagittal coma flare. The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S delivers high point-image reproduction capability that effectively compensates these flares for amazing images of starry skies. Combine that with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture and the ability to use a higher shutter speed at lower ISO sensitivity, capturing a picture-perfect image of the Milky Way is not just possible, but elevated.