AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G

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Full Frame/FX-Format prime lens offers fast f/1.8 aperture and delivers outstanding clarity and high contrast, low-light performance and depth-of-field control for beautiful stills and HD videos.
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  • 2

    Sharp-ish If You Can Find A Good Copy - Build Quality Is Awful

    Posted by STL Fashion Shooter on April 19, 2013

    Returned four new samples because they had two or more of these defects:
    - Gritty or crunchy manual focus
    - Extreme amount of lateral chromatic aberration (alignment problem?)
    - Auto focus sticks or stops working
    - Excessive focus shift when stopping down
    - Scratches or poor condition
    The fifth sample is OK and I´m keeping it, but the focus shift is still pretty serious. I can´t recommend this lens due to the evident quality problems.

  • 5

    Light weight, sharp, and easy on the wallet!

    Posted by Goldrimmer on January 4, 2013

    Got this lens this past Christmas, and have yet taken it off my camera. very sharp, auto-focus is not bad at all, and its light, so its a great walk around lens. I have done night shots, portrait shots, and even some micro shots with it, and I am very happy with the result with this lens. but one thing to keep in mind, you will get flares when you are at certain angles to the light. for me, i just move to the side a little and retake the shot, and the flares disappear. so, if you are thinking about this lens, get it. I love it!!!

  • 5

    Tack sharp, wide and fast... Excellent

    Posted by Dave Meas on July 19, 2012

    This lens is a fabulous alternative to the 24mm 1.4G. The images are super sharp, even wide open - on an FX body... I would definitely try this before you get the 24mm or 35mm 1.4G. I love this lens.

  • 5

    Amazing affordable lens

    Posted by EMEVENT on July 11, 2012

    This lens has exceeded my expectations and has performed like a champ. When I first got my hands on it I was a little skeptical since it´s very lightweight and feels like a toy compared to my other prime lenses. But I was amazed on how sharp and fast this lens performs. If your looking for a wide angle lens but don´t want to break the bank then this lens is perfect for you.

    One thing I must add is that it does struggle a bit to focus in low light situations such as dark receptions. But a great lens overall.

  • 5

    Excellent quality light weight lens.

    Posted by Ben Semi Pro on July 5, 2012

    For the longest time now I´ve been wanting a faster lens for my Nikon lens line up. I´m still shooting with the DX format cameras but should I upgrade this lens will still be prefect for both formats. It produces images that are razor sharp with a great bouquet in low lighting conditions. Perfect for night clubs and weddings. On my D300 it goes out to about a standard lens, so you might want to get a little bit closer to your subject but that´s a good thing. I for one don´t see what all the fuss is about with the Focus Ring being sloppy. Anyway I don´t think it´s even worth mentioning. Been shooting with a Nikon since 1967 and this is another fine addition especially for the price.

  • 4

    Couleur, profondeur de champ, netteté incroyable!!

    Posted by Davil on June 28, 2012

    J´ai installé cet objectif sur mon D7000 et j´obient des images remarquables. Le seul Hic, au format DX l´angle n´est pas si grand, pour le reste, les images sont très nette et les couleur éclatante!

  • 4

    1st impression with a D7000

    Posted by NikkorFan on June 22, 2012

    Out of the box, the focusing ring is not as smooth as my other AF-S lenses. A little free play too, you can wriggle the ring back and forth without moving the focusing elements. Not much, only minutely, but it´s there.
    Limited shooting on a clear sky afternoon, but I am impressed. Excellent contrast, sharp edge-to-edge, rich colors, and no light falloff. At least on my DX body between f4 and f8.
    On the DX body, this lens has the FOV equivalent 42mm on an FX sensor. When the back yard BBQ moved inside, I found my 35mm just a little long. I think this 28 may correct that problem.
    Considering my limited use so far, and assuming good low light performance, I would recommend this glass. FX shooters may have different results, but right now I am happy with my choice.

  • 5

    Great, Light Lense

    Posted by lilhose on June 6, 2012

    I bought this lens to replace my older 28mm f/2.8 and boy am I happy. The f/1.8 makes shooting in low light more capable and the clarity of the photos are amazing.

  • 5

    Impressive IQ for the price tag!

    Posted by Dim on May 31, 2012

    The lens despite the weight (330g) feels solid with very good build quality for the price tag.
    Based on images I took indoors, the sharpness of this lens wide open is really impressive!
    Corner sharpness at f/1.8 is extremely good with slight vignetting (as expected).