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NIKON Compact FX-format f/1.8 wide angle prime lens
Bring a dramatic wide-angle perspective to your still and HD video shooting. The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G's fast maximum aperture lets you create in nearly any light dusk to dawn, indoors or out and offers outstanding depth-of-field control. Nikon's exclusive Nano Crystal Coat nearly eliminates the ghosting and flare seen with some wide-angle lenses for improved clarity and contrast. Impressive on both FX- and DX-format cameras, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G excels with landscapes, architecture, group shots, travel andmore.
The Nikon 28mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Nikon 28mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 28mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 28mm F/1.8: Consistent output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh
Most Liked Positive Review
Great, Light Lense
I bought this lens to replace my older 28mm f/2.8 and boy am I happy. The f/1.8 makes shooting in low light more capable and the clarity of the photos are amazing.
Most Liked Negative Review
Sharp-ish If You Can Find A Good Copy - Build Quality Is Awful
Returned four new samples because they had two or more of these defects: - Gritty or crunchy manual focus - Extreme amount of lateral chromatic aberration (alignment problem?) - Auto focus sticks or stops working - Excessive focus shift when stopping down - Scratches or poor condition The fifth sample is OK and I'm keeping it, but the focus shift is still pretty serious. I can't recommend this lens due to the evident quality problems.
Reviewed by 27 customers
I needed a wide-angle lens that was fast and sharp. The 28mm focal length works perfectly for most of my wide-angle applications. The lens is well-built, fast auto-focus, smooth focus pull and the nano-crystal coat works great! I just used this lens for some landscape work in Tennessee and the results were gorgeous. I have posted a photo of its use on the street using my Nikon D610. I highly recommend this lens for someone that demands the highest quality 28mm f/1.8 prime.
The Nikon 28mm f/1.8 wide angle lens is compact, optically superb, and great for nighttime hand held photography. Below are two photos taken at night, hand held, at a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second, an aperture of f/1.8, ISOs of 450 and 3200, Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering.
I bought this lens for street photography and some landscape work. It is a lot lighter to carry about than the Nikon professional zoom. Very crisp image at 2.8 and above. Bokeh is good at F1.8-2.8 but not quite as pretty as lenses with 9 leaflets. Unlike the 35mm f1.8 lens, Nikon put its nanocoating on this one--not sure why they left it off the 35 mm.Crisper image than the 35 mm. Still, for street photography, I prefer the 35 mm space to 28. Focus adequate, not superfast.
I have read much about the soft focus on this lens. This lens is not soft! its fast! Wide aperture lenses need the use of the center focal point to achieve the sharpness most of us desire. At least on a lens in this price category. It's not fun to recompose but this lens has impressive performance if you do. I love this glass for having the ability to shoot semi-wide at f1.8. Great for landscape as well as indoors. Build quality is weak and for that alone I negate one star.
soft at all fstops even after in camera focus adjustments. Buy the D series lenses that say made in Japan on them. my Nikon 16-30 f4 and 24-120 f4 are sharper then this lens at 28mm at all fstops. returned it for a nikon 35d 2.0
Very nice lens. Good angle for landscapes. Nice and bright when light is dim. Good pairing with my 85mm 1.8 lens.
This lens is very sharp. The size is nice for holding. The weight is light. The price is reasonable. If that were not enough, the DXO on this lens is up there with the 24mm 1.4 which costs about $1500.00 more.
I wanted something wider than my existing 50mm f/1.8G. After so much research, I was wary to purchase the 28mm f/1.8G as there are so many reviews that claim that this lens suffers of focus shift. However, my practical tests, which means using the lens in real situations, have not shown any issues with my lens. Or maybe they are unnoticeable, but again, this is actual usage in most common situations such as landscapes, travel, and street photography. This lens is tack sharp even wide open, which combined with its wide angle, makes it a perfect lens for indoor photography where flash photography is not allowed, especially in museums.
I just purchased this lens, ran a bunch of tests at high ISO at f1.8, 2.8 and 4, all available light at several distances - everything sharp as a razor. Used it on an assignment and very pleased with the images, clear, crisp and good color. When I opened the box, I was concerned because this lens is so light - the results are there, that is what counts. My work is primarily for publications, available light photography is the norm.
I compared this with the Nikon 35mm 1.8G AF-S DX, and the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM. In relation to those, this is noticeably "brighter", my sample had possibly a 1/2 stop more light in every image. The focus ring on the Sigma is smoother and better quality, but overall I preferred everything about this lens to the other two. The Sigma is a little heavier feeling, which some may like but this balances better on the D7000. Also the Sigma finish shows fingerprints. The Bokeh on the 35 is the least desirable; this and the Sigma look identical; neither comes near premium lenses like the Nikon 85 1.4. Overall I would rate them in terms of their price, with this one being the best - but the actual difference in IQ and sharpness is very very slight between all three (at least the samples I tried). Those on a budget (with DX cameras) may prefer one of the others, and those wanting the best should consider the Nikon 35 1.4 or a Zeiss. I did not try the popular Sigma 35 1.4 that also works on full frame, as does this.