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Compact FX-format f/1.8 wide-angle prime lens

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 and more.
Silent Wave Motor
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Portrait of curly haired girl looking at the camera taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G lens.

Complete control, even in low light

Fast f/1.8 aperture with a 7-blade rounded diaphragm

An f/1.8 maximum aperture frees you to create in low-light settings, like the cool blues of dawn or the warm oranges of an indoor event. Not only will your photos and HD videos be brighter, your view through the camera will be brighter for fine-tuning and manual control. An f/1.8 aperture also gives you remarkable depth-of-field control, so you can softly blur your backgrounds and draw attention to your subjects. The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G features a rounded 7-blade diaphragm to enhance that effect by giving a more natural appearance to out-of-focus elements.
Photo of purple tinted flowers and lily pads on water taken with the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G lens.

Unleash your camera's full potential

Nikon technologies for unrivaled performance

A great lens draws peak performance from a camera, and the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is no exception. Impressive on both FX- and DX-format D-SLRs, it incorporates Nikon advancements for consistent, superlative performance, even in tough shooting situations. Nano Crystal (N) and Super Integrated (SIC) coatings enhance contrast and color and nearly eliminate ghosting and flare, even in backlit scenes. The Silent Wave Motor (SWM) powers high-speed autofocusing that’s extremely accurate and quiet.
Nikon's collection of FX f/1.8 prime lenses, including the 28mm, 50mm and 85mm NIKKORs.

Build an exceptional fast prime lens system

The wide-angle piece of Nikon's versatile new f/1.8 FX lens collection

Pair the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G with the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G and AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G for a truly exceptional compact prime lens system. All three lenses offer the latest Nikon advancements and optical design characteristics, so you'll get consistent performance at each focal length: wide-angle, standard and medium telephoto. It's never been easier to expand your capabilities and creativity.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
Nano Crystal Coat
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
Rear Focusing
Rear Focusing System
A system in which only the rear lens group moves during focusing, thus eliminating changes in the physical length of the lens during focusing and enabling faster focusing. Such lenses are designated with RF on the lens barrel.
AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G 4.5 5 12 12
Razor Sharp 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. January 2, 2014
Amazing results from this lens 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. December 31, 2013
MACRO! Nice surprise Distortion is well controlled and sharpness is maintained from f/1.8 wide open. I have tested many lens's and they all are pretty soft at wide open aperture. Not this lens. I also dont see any focus issues at f/1.8 as well. Color and contrast is superb and images are sharp from edge to edge. April 27, 2013
Light weight, sharp, and easy on the wallet! Got this lens this past Christmas, and have yet taken it off my camera. very sharp, auto-focus is not bad at all, and its light, so its a great walk around lens. I have done night shots, portrait shots, and even some micro shots with it, and I am very happy with the result with this lens. but one thing to keep in mind, you will get flares when you are at certain angles to the light. for me, i just move to the side a little and retake the shot, and the flares disappear. so, if you are thinking about this lens, get it. I love it!!! January 5, 2013
Amazing affordable lens This lens has exceeded my expectations and has performed like a champ. When I first got my hands on it I was a little skeptical since it's very lightweight and feels like a toy compared to my other prime lenses. But I was amazed on how sharp and fast this lens performs. If your looking for a wide angle lens but don't want to break the bank then this lens is perfect for you. One thing I must add is that it does struggle a bit to focus in low light situations such as dark receptions. But a great lens overall. July 12, 2012
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How does the image quality of the 28mm f1.8 compare with the 35mm f1.4?

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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
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The lens 28mm 1.8 made from where?

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In a Nikon factory.
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How is the weather sealing?

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The lens has a rubber gasket at the mount. Even with the rubber gasket, Nikon recommend that you protect your gears at all times.
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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor, that is what the -S in AF-S stands for.
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Can I use this lens with D5200?
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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor. That is what the- S designation stands for, a silentl wave focus motor.
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Yes, AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is fully compatible with D3200.
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How much is the weather resistance of this lens, can i shot with it in light rain?is it the same as 24-70 2.8g?

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Nikon recommends that you keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
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Good for concerts?

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The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, and the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR. Would either of the two do well for concerts/general photography/macro?
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The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm lens is ideal for macro and general photography. The 28mm lens is a good general wide-angle lens. As for concert photography, it would depend upon how close you normally are to the musicians.
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What is the nodal point for this lens?

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I am using this on a D800e attached to a RRS L-plate and I am trying to determine the nodal point for the lens to use with a horizontal pano.
 
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Manufacturers donot publish this information, you will have to do it on your own. There are lots of formulas available on the Internet. Not as important as you think, I've done lots of panoramas and never once new the Nodal point.
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Because the image sensor in some digital SLR cameras is smaller than the 35mm film that lens angle of view calculations have traditionally been based on, there is a decrease in picture angle when shooting with a DX format. This is a benefit for some types of photography because of the apparent increase in focal length. If we multiply the 35mm focal length by 1.5 we can get an approximation of the "digital" angle of view for the DX format. For more informationn explaining FX sensor size, DX sensor size, and the angle of view please see: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D80?

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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. AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G will fully function with the D80. Impressive on both FX- and DX-format D-SLRs, it incorporates Nikon advancements for consistent, superlative performance, even in tough shooting situations.
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