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Nikon 28mm f/2.8D Nikkor AF 35mm Primes

4.4 star rating
                      4.4 / 5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $351.00
Focal Length : 28mm | Max. Aperture : f/2.8  | Focus : Autofocus  

  • Focal Length28mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Min Aperturef/22
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance10.2 in
    Picture Angle74 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size52 mm
    Groups / Elements6 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diameter2.6 in
    Length1.8 in
    Weight7.4 oz
    Product ID20825968

Product Description

Designed for the photographer who wants to carry only one wideangle lens, the 28mm f/2.8 AF Nikkor offers exceptional flexibility, from landscapes to star trails. 74° picture coverage. Focus down to 9 inches. Close-Range Correction System ensures sharpness.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zeissica@yahoo.com a Expert

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2007

Strengths:    Compact, fairly fast, not terribly expensive.

Weaknesses:    My sample did not focus properly (exhibited back focus) on my D200.

Bottom Line:   
I was hoping that this lens would be the perfect, slightly wide "normal" lens for my D200. I was not thrilled with the image quality - it seemed to focus properly and sharply at very close distances, but was not sharp at normal distances. The problems could have been due to the sample I had. I sold it and bought a 35mm f/2.0D instead, and it is much better.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D, Olympus 28mm f/2.8, Zeiss "G" 35mm f/2

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jozef Zwolinski a Expert

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2004

Strengths:    sharp at all apertures
good build quality

Weaknesses:    too narrow focusing ring

Bottom Line:   
For the price range it is a great lens for all kind of photography, especially landscapes. The colour rendition, saturation and sharpness ore all very good. No problem with distortion, vignetting and flare. The lens hood build in, though shallow, is appropriate.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Minolta AF 50/1.4

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by magpie38 a Expert from Co Durham, United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

Strengths:    Sharpness,
Greart optiona HN2 hood,
Price, comparitively cheap.

Weaknesses:    For the price range it has no weaknesses really, if you want 'better' build quality, then higher prices will inccur.

Bottom Line:   
A recent trend towards the ultra end of the wide angle market, means that the 28mm focal lengnth has gone out of vogue, and consequently a lot of people deem the 28mm, with its 74 degrees of view, as 'not wide enough', and therefore , 'not very good'. More fool them I say, back in 1978 I bought my first wide angle lens, a Sigma 28/2.8 and was very happy with it, a few years later and here I am with the AF Nikkor 28/2.8 D, and I'm more than happy with my example, the colour rendition, saturation and sharpness are all very good, infact this is a very sharp lens indeed, great for landscapes, especially at arround f5.6- f8, particularly if you want to get a bit of foreground in frame. All in all this lens represents a bit of a bargain, particularly if sharp prime Nikkors are your thing, all gadget bags should have one.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   Sigma, 28/2.8 MF,
Nikkor 28/35 NAI MF,
Nikkor 28/2.8 AI MF,
Nikkor 35/2 AI MF.

Type of photography:   Outdoor

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fonzo Woods a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2003

Strengths:    - Opens up to 2.8 which, while not spectacular, is a whole lot better than typical zooms.
- Sharp images.
- Saturated yet nuanced color rendition.
- Little distortion.

Weaknesses:    None, really.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens after noticing that I usually took pictures with my 28-80mm zoom at 28. At 125 USD and in perfect condition, I consider it somewhat of a steal, given the sharp pictures it produces. At 28mm it covers a wide enough angle, yet the images are still natural looking.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Bangkok

Similar Products Used:   28-80mm

Type of photography:   People

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrea Solmi a Expert from Italy

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2001

Strengths:    -compact size
-good optical quality

Weaknesses:    -plastic feeling (at least in comparison with my old MF Nikon lenses

Bottom Line:   
This humble lens delivers good imagies and, since is light, could often come with you even if you are planning of using other lenses.
Sometimes, when shooting slow films, i'd like it was F 2.0, but price would be different...

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   -Nikon adn Canon zooms
-Nikon 28PC

Type of photography:   Other

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