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I found some darker skies near the place I live. This is a median stack of 6 images taken at ISO6400 with a Nikon 20/1.8 on a A7r2.




This is a panorama stitch of 6 Images - same settings




made a short timelapse that night, too :


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Thank you!


The Nikon 20/1.8 performs reasonably well. Handling-wise the focus ring is a little tricky. I have not yet tested the issue in detail but I feel as if it performs a little bit worse on my 60€ commlite nikon f adapter than on my very cheap no name adapter for 18€.


It is already a sharp lens wide open and gets even sharper stopped down. Nightskies are very demanding and wide open the corners show some but not severe aberrations. Colors are mediocre.


Here is a good review of this combination. Overall I would say that the 20/1.8 is a very good value option but not the ultimate uwa when paired with the A7.




Hope this helps



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Had a short look again at my adapters and my commlite adapter copy really seems to introduce color fringing even at the center on the 20/1.8 my other lenses were not as prone to the bad quality of this copy so I did not notice. Better not cheap out on the adapter if you go for the Nikon.

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