Nikon Launches AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G – Fast, Wide-Angle FX-Format Lens

RRP: £619.99
Sales start date: 24th May 2012

London, UK 19th April 2012: Nikon today announces a new fast aperture wide-angle prime lens — the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G.

A welcome addition to Nikon’s range of FX-format prime lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G boasts a new optical design that makes it a perfect match for today’s high-resolution D-SLRs. Its large (f/1.8) aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and enables wonderfully smooth bokeh. The new optical construction results in beautifully rendered images.

Hiromasa Sebata Product Manager, Professional Products at Nikon UK says “The new 28mm adds to Nikon’s growing line up of popular wide-angle lenses, bridging the gap between the 24mm and 35mm NIKKOR lenses perfectly. The 28mm focal length benefits from improved optical construction to control unwanted distortion. This highly anticipated lens is a practical choice for every kit bag.”

Wide appeal

Fast and compact, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a great choice for photographers who want to shoot wide-angle images, and get the best out of a high-resolution D-SLR. The 28 mm focal length is ideal for shooting in confined spaces, capturing stunning vistas or photographing cityscapes and street scenes. The large f/1.8 aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and achieves a perfect balance of sharpness and bokeh, singling out subjects beautifully. The fast aperture also provides a bright viewfinder image.

Broad advantage

Equipped with a brand new optical design, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G supports the increasing resolution of modern D-SLRs with sharp, beautifully rendered stills and movies. Two aspherical lens elements effectively minimize aberrations and correct the distortion that can occur with a wide angle of view. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare, and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures discreet but accurate autofocus.

Compact and durable

With a weather-sealed mount and weighing just 330g, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a solid yet lightweight and compact option that will fit easily into any kit bag. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 42 mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs and is fully compatible with entry-level models that do not have a built-in autofocus motor.

The lens is supplied with bayonet lens hood HB-64 and lens pouch CL-0915.


Focal length 28 mm
Maximum aperture f/1.8
Minimum aperture f/16
Angle of view (135) 75°
Angle of view (DX) 53°
Lens construction 11 elements in 9 groups
Nano Crystal Coat Yes
Aspherical lens element 2
Minimum focus distance 0.25 m/0.85 ft
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.22x
No. of diaphragm 7 (rounded)
Focusing system Rear focusing
AF drive system Built-in SWM
M/A Yes
VR effect No
Filter-attachment size 67 mm
Attachment ring Fixed
Lens hood HB-64 (supplied)
Case CL-0915 (supplied)
Distance scale Yes
Lens mount material Metal
Max. diameter x length Approx. 73.0 x 80.5 mm/
2.9 x 3.2 in.
Weight Approx. 330 g/11.6 oz



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