Collage of images taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens including a portrait and an alleyway and colorful yellow balls

Street smart.
Everyday lens.

Product shot of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

Mighty little snapshooter:

Like taking walks with your camera? Finding inspiration in everyday life? This is the ultra-compact lens for you. It's a joy to carry and shoot: one of the smallest, lightest Z primes. It's versatile: a classic focal length for candid street work. It's fast: an f/2.8 maximum aperture and dual stepping motors for autofocus. And like all Z lenses, its image quality is next-level.
  • 28mm Versatile Wide View
  • f/2.8 Large Aperture
  • Prime Fixed Focal Length
  • Compact 1.7 in, 155 g
  • Z Mount Full-Frame/FX Format
Photo of a Z 5 and Z 50 showing the size of the cameras' sensors

Great on any Z camera.

On a Full-frame/FX format Z camera, you get a classic 28mm view for street work, architecture, interiors and situational portraits. On a APS-C size/DX format Z camera, you get a 42mm equivalent view for natural snapshots, videos, portraits and more.
Shot of a colorful street outside a florist taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens
Photo of tulips, taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

Nothing weighing you down.

Collage of photos of a person holding a camera, a person in a pink sweater, a blue car door, food and a person smiling, taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 is so compact and lightweight, you’ll forget it’s even there. A compact prime, it doesn’t extend or retract, so it’s always ready. Take it wherever you go as your main walk-around lens or as a lightweight second lens.
Photo of a Nikon Z camera with NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens on a pool table
Photo of a teapot taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

Get in close.

With a close focusing distance of 0.63 feet (0.19 meters), NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 rewards you for getting close to your subject. The wide perspective and deep depth of field let you incorporate more background information into your videos and stills.
low light photo of a couple taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

Dim the lights.

The larger Z mount draws even more low-light performance from the wide f/2.8 aperture. Capture the mood of dimly lit situations with clarity and sharpness.
Photo of three people playing basketball, taken with the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

The multi-focus difference.

Traditional primes focus by moving one group of lens elements with one motor. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 divides that work between two focus groups and two high-speed, ultra-quiet stepping motors moving in sync with each other—a first for a non S-line Z lens. This multi-focus system focuses faster,  but it also reduces distortion at the frame edges and close range scenes.
close up photo of the lens barrel of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

Customizable control.

The control ring can be customized for the way you shoot. Use it for precise manual focusing or to adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
Photo of a woman with a Z camera and the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens

Video savvy.

A classic 28mm is an outstanding video lens. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 greatly suppresses focus breathing to prevent angle-of-view shifts during recording. Make smooth iris adjustments that create a natural shift in brightness. And all the while, the dual stepping motors are operating in near silence to preserve your audio integrity.


  • Stepping Motor

    Stepping Motor

    NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
  • Aspherical Lens

    Aspherical Lens

    A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
  • IF Lens

    IF Lens

    A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
  • 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.
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.

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