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Published 19/04/12

Nikon Launches AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f1.8G Fast, Wide-Angle FX-Format Lens

Nikon today announces a new fast aperture wide-angle prime lens - the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G.

RRP 619.99 / €739.00
Sales start date 24th May 2012

A welcome addition to Nikons range of FX-format prime lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G boasts a new optical design that makes it a perfect match for todays high-resolution D-SLRs. Its large f/1.8 aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and enables wonderfully smooth bokeh. The new optical construction results in beautifully rendered images.

Hiromasa Sebata Product Manager, Professional Products at Nikon UK says The new 28mm adds to Nikons growing line up of popular wide-angle lenses, bridging the gap between the 24mm and 35mm NIKKOR lenses perfectly. The 28 mm focal length benefits from improved optical construction to control unwanted distortion. This highly anticipated lens is a practical choice for every kit bag.


Wide appeal
Fast and compact, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G is a great choice for photographers who want to shoot wide-angle images, and get the best out of a high-resolution D-SLR. The 28 mm focal length is ideal for shooting in confined spaces, capturing stunning vistas or photographing cityscapes and street scenes. The large f/1.8 aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and achieves a perfect balance of sharpness and bokeh, singling out subjects beautifully. The fast aperture also provides a bright viewfinder image.

Broad advantage
Equipped with a brand new optical design, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G supports the increasing resolution of modern D-SLRs with sharp, beautifully rendered stills and movies. Two aspherical lens elements effectively minimize aberrations and correct the distortion that can occur with a wide angle of view. Nikons exclusive Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare, and Silent Wave Motor SWM ensures discreet but accurate autofocus.

Compact and durable
With a weather-sealed mount and weighing just 330g, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G is a solid yet lightweight and compact option that will fit easily into any kit bag. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 42 mm equivalent focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs and is fully compatible with entry-level models that do not have a built-in autofocus motor.

The lens is supplied with bayonet lens hood HB-64 and lens pouch CL-0915.

Specifications

Focal length28 mm
Maximum aperturef/1.8
Minimum aperturef/16
Angle of view 13575
Angle of view DX53
Lens construction11 elements in 9 groups
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Aspherical lens element2
Minimum focus distance0.25 m/0.85 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio0.22x
No. of diaphragm7 rounded
Focusing systemRear focusing
AF drive systemBuilt-in SWM
M/AYes
VR EffectNo
Filter-attachment size67 mm
Attachment ringFixed
Lens hoodHB-64 supplied
CaseCL-0915 supplied
Distance scaleYes
Lens mount materialMetal
Max. diameter x lengthApprox. 73.0 x 80.5 mm/2.9 x 3.2 in.
WeightApprox. 330 g/11.6 oz


1st Published 19 April 2012 09:25
last update 06/03/2013 16:15:22



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