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Nikon Unveils the Gentle and Compact 28mm f/2.8 Z-Mount Lens


Side profile of the nikon 28mm f/2.8 lens

Nikon has introduced the brand new Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 lens for its Z-mount. Designed for each crop-sensor APS-C and full-frame mirrorless cameras, the lens guarantees to be quick in addition to small and compact.

The 28mm f/2.8 is designed to be small and compact. It has a complete size of about 1.7-inches and weighs 5.46 ounces (155 grams) which makes it the smallest and lightest among the many Nikkor Z prime lenses. Nikon says that it believes the lens to be best for detailed photographs and movies of meals, DIY crafts, and vogue in addition to on a regular basis snapshots, group portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes. Mainly, the lens is small, extensive, and quick, which additionally makes it nimble and versatile for quite a lot of use circumstances.

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 attached to a Nikon Z5, top view

Nikon 28mm f/2.8 lens top view

The lens is constructed of 9 components in eight teams, two of that are aspherical components. It contains a most replica ratio of 0.2x, an in depth minimal focus distance of 0.63 ft (0.19 meters) and has a most angle of view of 53-degrees on DX-format cameras and 75-degrees on FX-format cameras. It has an aperture vary of f/2.8 by f/16 by a seven-bladed diaphragm. The lens accepts screw-on filters through its 52mm entrance ingredient, options inner focusing, and helps each auto and guide focus.

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 lens attached to a camera and held by two hands

On autofocus, Nikon says that the 28mm f/2.8 lens makes use of a “multi-focusing system” that realizes pure rendering throughout your entire taking pictures vary in addition to permits for quick and correct autofocus management. Nikon doesn’t particularly be aware what sort of autofocus motor the lens makes use of, nevertheless. Nikon provides that the lens was made with video recording consideration in thoughts, and as such guarantees that it has extraordinarily quiet operation, secure publicity, and efficient focus respiration compensation.

A Nikon camera and lens held up to a woman's eye

The lens is mud and “drip” resistant and features corresponding to aperture and publicity compensation could be assigned to the management ring. Lastly, Nikon notes that the lens differs cosmetically from the beforehand introduced NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE lens in that it contains a “trendy” black end.

Graphic showing the weather sealing points on the 28mm lens

Beneath are a couple of pattern photographs taken with the lens, supplied by Nikon:

Environmental portrait of a woman at a rocky beach

Portrait of a woman with a large sea shell held to her ear

Top down photo of a bouquet of yellow flowers

A hand holding up a coral colored scallop shell against a blue sky background

A portrait of a person laughing with the sun behind their hair

A portrait of a woman against a reflective background

The Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 lens is scheduled to be accessible in December for $300, nevertheless world provide chain points doubtless imply that widespread availability can differ.

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