Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8 G Lens

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Key Features

  • 28mm focal length
  • 42mm equivalent focal length on DX cameras
  • F1.8 maximum aperture; F16 minimum
  • Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 67mm filters
  • 0.25m/9.84" minimum focus
  • Nikon F mount for FX and DX DSLRs

Product Description

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 G is a fast wide-angle lens designed for use on Nikon's FX format (full-frame) DSLRs. It uses two aspherical elements in its 11 element / 9 group construction, along with Nano Crystal Coat to combat flare and ghosting. It can also be used on DX format cameras, giving a 42mm-equivalent 'normal' angle of view. Its fast maximum aperture of F1.8 make this lens useful in poor light and 'wide open' it is possible to achieve good subject/background separation at close focusing distances.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 28 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum aperture F1.8
Minimum aperture F16.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 11
Groups 9
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical lens elements and lens elements with Nano Crystal Coat
Minimum focus 0.25 m (9.84)
Maximum magnification 0.22×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
Weight 330 g (0.73 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 81 mm (3.17)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code HB-64
Tripod collar No


User Reviews

4.65 out of 5 stars
  • Guidenet, Jan 26, 2013 GMT:
    Amazing Gem of a lens

    I've always seem to love a 35mm with an 85mm on me to walk the streets while on holiday. I find I can do most anything with one on the camera and one in my pocket or belt pouch. Since the early 1960s I've always owned and loved the 35mm length. I still have the first auto Takumar I ever purchased used as a sub teen from lawn mowing money. A couple of months ago, I was buying a new camera for a friend and was looking over the shelves considering Nikon's 35 f/1.4, wondering if I should spend so ...

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  • YRUNVS, May 4, 2013 GMT:
    A very nice lens!

    I've never been a big fan of normal to wides. Nothing against, just didn't particularly appeal to me. I thought it a bit of a necessary evil for indoor low light shooting in situations where a flash wouldn't be appropriate. I debated between the Sigma 35 1.4 and the Nikon 28 1.8g.  I thought the 28 was a focal length better suited to me, but check out the specs and tests on the Sigma! I was leaning towards the Sigma, but decided to rent the Nikkor for a week. Well, fair to say I am now a fan ...

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  • JoKr, Jun 20, 2014 GMT:
    Good Performance

    I was in search of a short lens, because I was often disapointed: The quality of data shot with wide angles on FX is often poor. It gets poorer and poorer if you need higher mpix or greater prints. I always use primes. So my dealer gave me one Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G for a test. If I would klike it, I could keep it. – And I didn't gave back: Shure – 28mm gives you not too much space, but the pics have a lot of sharpness, bright contrast and lots of details.

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Warranty Information

"No registration or "warranty" card is included or needed with a Nikon D-SLR or Coolpix camera. Keep your original, dated proof of purchase from the Authorized Nikon Inc. dealer in case warranty service is ever needed. These products do include either a mail-in form or a paper with a web link to our registration page:
It's advised to register your product with Nikon so that we can send you information about future updates or service issues that may arise.

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