The Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm F2.8D is a lightweight and compact wide-angle lens for Nikon's FX (full-frame) and DX (APS-C) DSLRs, which is ideal for travel, candids and portraits.
Nikon 28mm f/2.8 D AF Lens
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|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||28 mm|
|Lens mount||Nikon F (FX)|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Minimum focus||0.25 m (9.84″)|
|Motor type||Screw drive from camera|
|Full time manual||Unknown|
|Weight||205 g (0.45 lb)|
|Diameter||65 mm (2.56″)|
|Length||45 mm (1.75″)|
|Materials||Plastic barrel, metal mount|
|Filter thread||52 mm|
|Hood product code||HN-2|
|Optional accessories||Lens case CL-0715|
20mm f/2.8D vs. 24mm f/2.8D vs. 28mm f/2.8D for Nikon D600
Hi all, I just made the jump to full frame and have gone with the 35-70mm f/2.8D for my mid range zoom due to its affordable price. While this is a fantastic lens, I need a wide angle prime to supplement this as I do enough landscape photography to think I will be shorted a bit on the wide end. My considerations are the 20mm f/2.8D, 24mm f/2.8D, 28mm f/2.8D. All three of these are affordable options ($569, $349, and $259 respectively), especially when compared to the 28mm 1.8G I was considering earlier (but at $700 this is out of the price range). Here's what I'm thinking about each lens (not including the attractive size and weight of each lens as this is irrelevant in comparison): 20mm pros: Focal length very attractive, same filter size as 35-70mm (so it will work with my 6T) cons: most expensive out of three, I'm guessing the most vignetting and distortion out of the three 24mm: pros: Seems like the best bang-for-buck option out of three, still a nice focal length cons: ...
I've not even bothered to try it on my D800e. I also tried a little test, using the same fence/pool scene, to judge how all my 24mm options compared, on FX, including DX zooms. (DX because I'd heard that you could use the 12-24DX zoom from about 18 to 24mm on FX with no vignetting. That is true, but corner performance on FX isn't so hot.) I tested 18-200, 18-135, 12-24, 14-24 and 24-70. Then I remembered I'd forgotten the 24F2.8 so had to go back and redo shots with it, though I didn't get the tripod set in exactly the same place. I don't think it's a surprise that the 14-24 was the best option I had there. If I were to repeat the test now, I'd have a 16-35f4 to put into the mix. Test results are here: http://www.cjcphoto.net/lenstests/24scompared/index.html I don't really find a lot of use to this particular test, but it has been useful at times to show people what DX lenses on FX look like (page 10). Continue Reading
The 20mm is a great lens. It was my go to landscape lens until I got the Tokina 16-28. Vignetting is not too bad. Unless you try use a standard thickness polarizer. The slim version will work fine, but the standard cuts the corners. I have not used the other two lenses so I can't compare them but more is more. If you want wide, go really wide. It seems to me that the 28 in particular would hardly be worth the trouble of changing lenses in most cases when you already have the 35-70. Especially since you would be sacrificing IQ for a sliver of extra width. BTW, great call on the 35-70. That lens is a spectacular value. Continue Reading
adorama has a refurbished 28/1.8 for 519usd currently. get it now :-) but for me 28 would be too close to 35 which u already got covered, 24 is probably the best choice if you are looking for an allround lens to fill the gap. 20mm is almost special-purpose and unless you know (or are very eager to find out :-) what to do with this FL, then you'll find it too wide. Continue Reading
What are the two pairs of grooves on AF-D lensbarrels?
As seen here and here . I've seen them on most AF-D plastic lens barrel lenses. Does anyone know what they are there for?
Those polycarbon lens barrels can be a little slippery. I think they are for gripping and used to mount / unmount the lens from the body. Otherwise you'd have to use the locked aperture ring to twist them on / off. Continue Reading
Grips but also orientation when you're changing lenses while not directly looking, at least that's how I've used them. Continue Reading
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