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Nikon 28mm f/2.8 Nikkor AI-S 35mm Primes

4.92 star rating
                      4.92 / 5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $310.00

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length28mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeManual Focus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance7 in
    Attachment / Filter Size52 mm
    Groups / Elements8 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diameter2.5 in
    Length2.3 in
    Weight0.56 oz
    Product ID20946408

Product Description

Wide Angle 28mm f/2.8 AIS Manual Focus Lens

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jose carlos a Expert

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2013

Strengths:    muy buen color y resolución de cerca

Weaknesses:    a infinito, no tiene en buen enfoque

Bottom Line:   
Es un objetivo muy bueno no es un "pro", a distancias cortas funciona muy bien, al infinito no tiene el mismo funcionamiento. En fotografía de arquitectura saca bien líneas rectas, No es tan bueno como el superior Nikon AIS 28 mm. F/2, el cristal amarillentto rosaceo de la lente de éste, tiene un contraste y resolución en la línea más alta, en sus aperturas centrales. El nikon 28 F/2.8 esta orientado a un público más sccesible ya que su precio es menor

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Price Paid:    $470.00

Purchased At:   alemania

Type of photography:   Fine Art

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by anonymous a Professional

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Great sharp lens! I use it on my D3 all the time now.
I purchased this lens brand new for twice the price as in the US, and it’s easily worth it. The build quality is unmatched by new lenses, even the best professional ones.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Retail in Denmark/EU

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mohawk51 a Expert

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2005

Strengths:    Build & optical quality.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
The AIS version of this lens is spectacular. Someone said that it is the sharpest wide angle Nikon makes. I believe it! That along with the Nikkor 20MM F2.8 AIS. I use these two lenses to cover my wide angle needs. The R&L reviews give both of these lenses a 5. I've used the 24MM & 35MM combination together but I prefer the 28MM & 20MM combo the best. They seem to do the job. Nikon engineers did very, very well with their 8 element, 8 group design. Now, if they could only stop making plastic lenses!!!

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Mail Order

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MariaK. a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2004

Strengths:    The build quality, Optical performance, CRC with 0.2ft min focusing distance. Smaller physical size compair to one stop faster f2.

Weaknesses:    none I found for last 6years.

Bottom Line:   
Very versatile normal-wide angle lens. Now adays, 28 is not really a extreme wide angle anymore but about 6 years ago when I bought this lens as new, it blew my minds away with the optical performance and its 74° field of view. The contrasts and sharpness was amazing.
I bought f2.0 first and it was also excellent lens but for a stop difference I couldnt pay for double of 2.8 which is great lens. I'm glad I got this. 28f2.8AIS with Tri-X 400 on my FM2n(before)FM3A(today) it is excellent tool for general/street photography. I still use this like my prime lens beside 45f2.8AIP.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   NIKON 35 f1.4, f2 AIS and AFD
28f2 briefly.

Type of photography:   Other

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by suziQ a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2004

Strengths:    Even sharp image at f2.8
Around f5.6 and above is perfect.
I never seen this sharp wide angle lens from nikon with wide open apature.
Has usual Nikon distortion which I think is normal.
Excellent color and b/w rendertion.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
A Fantastic Lens!
Small and Super Sharp. I've shot 10rolls of Velvia 50 so far with alot of black and white films, the results are fantastic.
It was only available in new at B&H as gray market but I'm so glad I got this superb lens.
Now it's my everyday lens on my FM3A.
I love this lens!!

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   B&H

Similar Products Used:   Nikon AF50mm f1.8D, MF45mm f2.8P, AF85mm f1.8D

Type of photography:   Other

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