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Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Compact Wide-angle Prime Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
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- Fast f/1.8 prime NIKKOR lens
- Engineered for Nikon FX-format D-SLRs
- Nano Crystal Coat
- Aspheric lens Elements
- Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)
- Lens not zoomable
|Lens Compatibility Information: FX and DX lenses can be mounted on all Nikon DSLR cameras. However, using a DX lens on an FX camera or an FX lens on a DX camera will result in a 1.5x crop factor.
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||HB-64|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||2.87 x 2.87 x 3.19 inches|
|Item Display Weight||330 grams|
|Item Weight||0.73 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F1.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||28 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||11|
|Number of Groups||9|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||28 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.45 pounds|
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|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (DX)||Nikon F (FX)|
|Dimensions||2.87 inches x 3.19 inches x 2.87 inches||2.76 inches x 2.09 inches x 2.76 inches||3.27 inches x 3.19 inches x 3.27 inches||2.56 inches x 1.77 inches x 2.56 inches|
|Item Weight||0.73 pounds||0.44 pounds||0.78 pounds||0.45 pounds|
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|Maximum Aperture||1.8||1.8||0 f||2.8|
|Max Focal Length||28 mm||35 mm||20 mm||28 mm|
|Min Focal Length||28 mm||35 mm||20 mm||28 mm|
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From the Manufacturer
Compact FX-format f/1.8 wide-angle prime lens
Bring a dramatic wide-angle perspective to your still and HD video shooting. The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G's fast maximum aperture lets you create in nearly any light—dusk to dawn, indoors or out—and offers outstanding depth-of-field control. Nikon's exclusive Nano Crystal Coat nearly eliminates the ghosting and flare seen with some wide-angle lenses for improved clarity and contrast. Impressive on both FX- and DX-format cameras, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G excels with landscapes, architecture, group shots, travel and more.
Nikon Silent Wave Motor
A significant innovation in AF lens technology, Nikon's Silent Wave Motor uses ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
M/A Focus Mode Switch
When fine manual focusing is needed, simply rotate the lens focus ring—M/A mode allows you to seamlessly override the AF system with virtually no time lag.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon's Super Integrated Coating enhances light transmission efficiency and offers superior color consistency and reduced lens flare.
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths.
A system in which only the rear lens group moves during focusing, thus eliminating changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enabling faster focusing. Such lenses are designated with RF on the lens barrel.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have many Nikkor D lenses and few G lenses, but recently I bought this 28mm f/1.8G and the 28-300mm VR lens. Both of these are FX lenses (for full-frame cameras like D4 and D800/D800E), and they have superb sharpness. I use the 28-300mm for my travels, and it's my all-purpose lens, and I got this 28mm prime in large part to (1) large aperture of f/1.8, and (2) the fast focusing.
With regard to the large aperture, there are two key benefits I was looking forward to have and it did not disappoint. First, it gives a beautiful background blur (bokeh) and was able to isolate subjects with sharp focus while producing a creamy background. However, you cannot expect this lens to produce the same bokeh as that from the 70-200mm f2.8G VRII (which I also own). Again, these lenses have different purposes. I use the 70-200mm for sports and portraits (with subjects far away). This 28mm allows me to stay very close to my subject (e.g. lifestyle shots of kids) to get full body portraits while throwing the backdrop off focus. Compared to the 28-300mm at 28mm, the bokeh of this 28mm prime is much nicer as it have a wider aperture than the zoom. The second key advantage of its f/1.8 is the fact that it really allows to shoot at virtually anywhere in the day (indoor or outdoor), and I still get great shots in evening or dimly lit places with my D800.
With regard to focusing speed, my experience has been predominantly with the D800 - which on its own has improved and very capable focusing.Read more ›
Feel - being made of hard plastic, this lens is quite light. Being such a light lens gives it a huge advantage over the 24mm f/1.4G. If you're a tripod photographer, weight may not be an issue for you but if you're like me and have photo shoots that can last 8 to 10 hrs, even a small difference in weight can make or break a long shoot. Would it have been nice if this lens were made of metal? Yeah, I suppose so. But considering how much more a metallic lens body would cost, I'm okay with the plastic. And for those of us with 77mm filters and a 77mm to 67mm step down, it's a perfect fit. Thank you, Nikon!
Auto Focus - Like many of Nikon's newer AF-S lenses, the auto focus is very fast and very quite. The AF-S is a very nice feature and although I have quite a few D lenses, I much prefer the in-lens motor over the in-camera motor.
Optics - Here is where this lens stands out. The optics on the 28mm lens is superb and if you didn't know better, you would swear it was one of Nikon's expensive pro lenses. When compared to the 24mm wide open, the 28mm shows its true colors. While I can't say the 28mm smokes the 24mm, it is easily as good, if not slightly sharper, than the 24mm. The bokeh is beautiful thanks to the rounding of the 7 diaphragm elements in this lens. So instead of getting the geometric octagon bokeh, you get a very pleasing rounded bokeh. In fact, I would go so far as to say this lens produces one of the nicest bokehs of any Nikkor lens. I'm surprised there hasn't been more written about it.Read more ›
Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR lens
*Less expensive than the 35mm 1.4
*Excellent clarity and resolving power made for a 36megapixel camera and higher (D800)
*High clarity in high contrast and backlit photos
*Slightly wider than the 35mm
*Distortion controlled enough so that you can use it for portraits if you are careful
*Quickest to focus and lock on out of all the lenses
*Most useable images out of all 3 lenses (due to focus speed)
*More expensive than the 35mm 2.0
*It's larger than the 35mm 2.0 but the build quality makes it weigh less for it's size. Cheap parts???? It feels cheap in your hand.
*It is 1/2 stop less light than the 1.4 lens (not a huge deal)
Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S FX SWM Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
*This feels like a pro lenses.
*Feels balanced on a D3 or D700
*Great nano coatings that allow for sharp photos in high contrast
*Sharp when in focus
*Most Bokeh (blurry backgrounds, sharp foregrounds)
*At 1.4 I had a hard time getting this lens to focus perfectly on eyes of people. (yes I do use single focus points)
*Least usable images in a fast working environment. Not a problem in a studio but in the world of photojournalism it is.
*Expensive!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This lens does everything as described! I used it on my last hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains to take these photos at Grassy Creek Falls. I love the results!Published 9 days ago by Gayron L. Shumaker
I finally have started to using this beauty. I love the wide angle for events or venues with limited space to move around in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TStar
Beautiful image quality with amazing color rendition and micro contrast which gives images that pop, that look, that feel of 3D rendering. An all out stunning lens!Published 3 months ago by SVLLC
Happy with the results. But I should have ordered a 16-35 or 17-35 easier to use and with picture as good or better than the primes.Published 3 months ago by Daniel Gutierrez
I had my doubts but gave it a shot when I was offered a used one for a very stellar price. Wow! I am shooting on a d3300 dx body and have been in love with the 35mm f1.8g. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Huy Nguyen
When I bought this lens, I was looking for a sharp, fast prime for group photography, walk-around and landscapes. It meets all those needs very well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by DSS
I love this lens from the first time I started use it. very sharp and fast lens. I like the contrast and colors from this lens, very recommended it.Published 10 months ago by Jeyhun Danyalov