Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Review

4.5
July 30, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

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#1 JS

I thought pics will be sharper…

4:58 pm - Monday, July 30, 2012

#2 Paul

Looking at the book shots I think you have a bad copy. I’ve seen much sharper review samples from other online tests.

7:19 pm - Monday, July 30, 2012

#3 Joe Prete

I agree with JS & Paul’s comments, I don’t think the book photos are sharp at all, and a wide angle is the most forgiving of any focal length. If it’s a bad sample, I think mark would have known it. I wouldn’t recommend this lens for DX at all, and Mark, you referred to it as an “ultra wide angle” when you were describing the rounded blades. B/t/w more blades is a better way to obtain better bokeh results.

So that makes Four 24MM FX and Three 28MM FX Lenses.(plus many overlapping zooms) You can’t blame them for lack of selection, but $700.00 is no bargain here.  I guess they can’t all be winners.

Doesn’t is seem like they were just boasting 65 million Nikkors?
It says they’re up to 70 million now! Thanks for the review Mark.

7:25 am - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

#4 jake

get the Samyong 35f1.4 or 24mmf1.4 instead, they are much better and faster primes than this nikkor.

10:11 pm - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

#5 Joe Prete

Jake, I’m glad you said that. For years I’ve been buying Nikkor only. A couple of years back, while out on a job I needed to go wide. A local store had the TOKINA ATX-116 (11-16MM) But 17-24 on the D700 It got the job done and the quality is unreal. It takes a lot to impress me. The price went up quite a bit since then, but I was thinking about looking into Samyang. THK-  Tokina, for some reason doesn’t make many lenses. I don’t know why, but it’s worth looking into the third party brands. The quality has improved greatly. Thanks for the tip Jake.

10:50 am - Wednesday, August 1, 2012

#6 Paul

Interesting to read everyones comments, I recently spent a lot of time comparing a newer ‘G’ lens (made in China) against the older ‘D’ lens made in Japan. Thanks.

10:31 pm - Thursday, September 20, 2012

#7 Steve Turner

This is one of the best lens I have ever used, on a D800 it is the lethal weapon light sharp simply amazing lens great for pro commercial work it gives hardly any distortion for my portrait style I like to shoot with some background in the shot
I have every Nikon lens this is my best luck I got one when they were cheep , watch this one become an all time classic

7:28 am - Saturday, March 16, 2013

#8 Albert

I own this lens, I bought it for the lovely bokeh.  I am surprised by the pictures you posted.  Mine are at least 2x as sharp.  So perhaps you got a bad sample?  This is the perfect walk around town lens, 28mm gives you great street photography, and mated to my D600, I switch to “DX” mode and now I have a 42mm “normal” lens.  It’s fast, focus is quiet, and it’s very very sharp with great bokeh.  From my own shots, I highly recommend this lens.

6:02 pm - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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