Nikon AF-P 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR

Here’s our concise review of the Nikon AF-P 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR wide-angle zoom lens…

Nikon AF-P 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR

Nikon AF-P 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR

This ultra-compact 230g APS-C lens from Nikon is a real heavy hitter when it comes to lightweight landscape lenses. It boasts a 35mm equivalent ultra-wide 15-30mm and variable f/4.5-5.6 aperture, which is ideal for landscape photography, where you’re generally aiming for a larger depth-of-field.

The construction, while not the most premium on the list, keeps the weight down, and is made up of 14 elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical elements. You also have 3.5 stops of VR (Vibration Reduction), which is a nice touch.

For a relatively budget optic, the results are very impressive, with the central sharpness returning great results, even wide-open, throughout the zoom range. The corners are also sharp, which adds to the overall quality of this lens. As is common with wide-angle zoom lenses, there is a touch of barrel distortion at the 10mm end, which can be corrected in post-processing, and at 20mm, distortion is handled exceptionally well.

Find out more at the Nikon website.

Pros
Impressively sharp
Price
Compact

Cons
Narrower aperture
Feels plasticky

Spec
Max aperture: f/4.5
Min aperture: f/29
Min focus: 22cm
Elements/groups: 14/11
DxL: 77x73mm
Weight: 230g