Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens

Model #2203B

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Specifications

Physical

Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 3.17" (73 x 80.5 mm)
Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
Weight 11.64 oz (330 g)

Performance

Focal Length 28mm
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8Minimum: f/16
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.55
Magnification 0.22x
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Angle of View 75°

Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.7 x 5.4"

Features

Autofocus Yes
Expert Reviews
Roberts camera.34955828
11 April 2018

Pair the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G with the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G for a truly exceptional compact prime lens system. All three lenses offer the latest Nikon advancements and optical design characteristics, so you'll get consistent performance at each focal length:...

Photo net.34752471
15 August 2012

Optically, this new Nikon 28mm/f1.8 AF-S is excellent in every way with very good center sharpness wide open and excellent corner performance by f4. By f5.6 to f8, it can produce wonderful landscape images with corner-to-corner sharpness.

Photodo.33034400
7 September 2012

Handling and Features This brand new compact wide angle lens from Nikon costs around £620 and sports a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, silent internal focusing and nano-crystal coatings to help control ghosting and flare.

Trusted reviews.33834858
2 October 2012
10/10

Photographers who are working to a budget and who are considering the recently reviewed, full-frame, 24-85mm f/3.5-4. 5G ED-IF VR at £430 may ask why anybody would spend another £100 on a single focal-length lens.

Lenstip com.34355424
31 August 2012

It is fully understandable that full frame, professional 1.4/24, 1.4/28 or 1.4/35 lenses can cost as much as 5,000 – 7,000 PLN. In such constructions, fast and wide-angle, every producer tries to use the newest and optics, the best possible, closing it in a very solid casing made in Japan.

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    very good image quality in the frame centre,, good or decent image quality on the edge of the frame,, slight lateral chromatic aberration,, well-corrected distortion,, negligible astigmatism,, low coma on the APS-C/DX sensor,, quick, silent and accurate autofocus.

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    slack on the focusing ring,, very high longitudinal chromatic aberration,, significant spherical aberration,, high coma in the corners of full frame,, significant vignetting on full frame.

Photography blog.34969604
30 July 2012
9.0/10

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G is a capable but quite pricey prime lens that will appeal most to landscape and architecture shooters who routinely stop their lenses down or those photographers looking for lovely out-of-focus bokeh effects from a wider-angle perspective.

Ephotozine.34750887
19 June 2012
9.0/10

Those looking for a wide angle prime lens with a fast maximum aperture, who find the price of the current crop of f/1.4 lenses prohibitive, may want to take a long hard look at this lens.

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    Excellent optical performance, Silent focusing, Low CA, Low distortion, Compact and lightweight, Relatively good value (when compared to f/1.4 alternatives)

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    Falloff of illumination towards the corners at wide apertures

User Reviews
Nikon.33656001
10 November 2018
8.0/10

I'm seriously happy with this lens. It's a bit expensive but 100% worth it imo. The only negative thing I can say is that it's a bit slow to focus in low light, but I guess that's expected. But for sure it's a great lens and if I had to buy it again, I would.

B h photo.34921152
13 May 2017
10/10

If you are thinking to buy or not this lens, I would say go for it. This 28mm lens is unbelievable sharp, fast and lightweight. Fits PERFECTLY on my D700 and D750. First I wanted to go for 24mm but for what I do 28mm is wide enough. Very happy whith it.

Amazon.32817384
24 February 2018
10/10

Absolutely love this lens. Paired with my D7200, the pictures are sharp and pops. This lens is my new favorite lens to use in tight spaces and its very versatile. I just love it!

Nikon.33656001
26 March 2016
10/10

I love the feel, look and how quiet this lens is. Superb on the D800. Fast, accurate and images are sharp and beautiful in tone and contrast. I'm not a zoom lens type gal so this lens fits so many needs from landscape, to portraits...its just wonderful!

B h photo.34921152
21 March 2016
10/10

Love this lens. I knew it would be good from the reviews I had read ahead of time, but I did not realize it would be this great! At f/1.8 it's so fast that image stabilization would only cause an unduly weight-burden. Thus, the lens is also super compact, light-weight, and very portable.

Amazon.32817384
6 January 2017
10/10

This is one of my favorite lenses in the collection. I often use it with my Nikon D7200 since I really like the field of view and perspective of this lens on a cropped sensor. It focuses super fast, silent, and accurate.

B h photo.34921152
19 April 2017
10/10

Had the lens for about a year and hadn't used it much but recently put it on my Nikon D7200 for a recent shoot, flawless now is my go to lens..J

Nikon.33656001
6 January 2015
10/10

I needed a wide-angle lens that was fast and sharp. The 28mm focal length works perfectly for most of my wide-angle applications. The lens is well-built, fast auto-focus, smooth focus pull and the nano-crystal coat works great!

Amazon.32817384
15 August 2016
10/10

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!

B h photo.34921152
14 May 2014
8.0/10

I have seen a lot of remarks on the soft focus for this lens. Wide aperture exposures with this type of prime really need the use of the center focal point.I know its not fun to re-compose but this lens does very well under those conditions. I have the same issue with my 50mm 1.4 on my D800.

Product Highlights
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
In The Box
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens
  • 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • HB-64 Bayonet Lens Hood
  • CL-0915 Soft Case fudadqrvwwwcfafuetdfaycqxqsxsyxy
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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