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Nikon 20mm 1.8 Lens Day!

Just how many lenses do I need?  Or for that matter, cameras?

Actually, I have reduced my lens and camera count considerably.  Thank you eBay!

Mike's Camera sponsors a free event called "Demo Days" in Denver.  Typically the event is held at either the Denver Botanic Gardens or the Denver Zoo.  This year it was the Denver Zoo.

Demo Days allows you to try any and all available camera gear at no charge so you can try before you buy.  The best part is (or at least for us) is that you cannot actually purchase anything at the event.

I brought my new Nikon Z6 so I could try out a 20mm f1.8 wide angle prime lens.  What a nice lens!

I have done quite a bit of research and read a lot of reviews and I don't believe that I read one bad thing about the lens.  Extremely fast, wide aperture and tack sharp photos.  Yes, all of that is true.

Just by going to the event, I received a $50 coupon towards the lens.

Oh, did I fail to mention that I won a photo contest at Mike's Camera and received a $50 gift card as well?

Photo Contest Winning Shot

$100 off a new lens.  I'll take it.

Now mind you, I did try a few other lenses like the 24mm to 120mm f1/4, 100mm to 400mm zoom and the $14,000 500mm prime lens and fell in love.  I just couldn't justify the $14k.  Besides, the minimum focusing distance is 32 feet (I think).  My rear neighbor isn't even that far away.  I already know what TV shows he is watching so why bother right?

400mm Lens

500mm Lens

And A Bunch of 20mm Lens Shots

I really like the sharpness of the 20mm lens.  LOVE IT is what I meant to say.


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