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Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens USA

B&H # NI2828DAF Mfr # 1922
In Stock
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You Pay: $265.00
Product Highlights
  • 52mm Filter Size
  • Close Focusing Down to 9" (228.6mm)
  • 74° Angle of Coverage (FX-format)
  • 53° Angle of Coverage (DX-format)
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating (SIC)
  • Good for Portraits, Landscapes & Candids

Designed for the photographer who wants to carry only one wide-angle lens, when travelling or at home, the AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens offers exceptional flexibility, from landscapes to star trails. This standard wide-angle lens has a 74° angle of coverage which will let you capture beautiful portraits, and candids. For getting in close to your subjects you can focus down to 10.2" (259.1mm) to capture images with a dynamic perspective.

Nikon D-type lenses transmit subject-to-camera distance information to the camera. The camera uses this distance information to refine its exposure calculations. The D-type lenses are necessary for many newer Nikon cameras to activate 3D Matrix Metering. G-type lenses also incorporate D technology. AF not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100 & D5000 cameras

Performance
Focal Length 28mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 74°
DX Picture Angle: 53°
Minimum Focus Distance 10.20" (25.91 cm)
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Elements/Groups 6/6
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.6 x 1.8" (6.60 x 4.57 cm)
Weight 7.23 oz (205 g)
Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens
  • 52mm Front Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Lens Cap for F Mount Lenses
  • 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens
     
    4.6

    (based on 69 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (49)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (47)
    • Consistent output (41)
    • Durable (40)
    • Easily interchangeable (32)

    Cons

    • Tough to attach (5)
    • Weak casing (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (33)
    • Night photography (19)
    • Low light (18)
    • Weddings (18)
    • General purpose (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (20), Photo enthusiast (13), Pro photographer (11), Semi-professional (6), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Really, really nice.

    I have gotten so tired of big heavy zooms I went back to the basics. I like zooms they have a place like fixed lenses. But I like fixed better because it forces you...Read complete review

    I have gotten so tired of big heavy zooms I went back to the basics. I like zooms they have a place like fixed lenses. But I like fixed better because it forces you to use it as what you bought not just a framing lens. This 28mm is excellent, I have always been a 28 fan because of it's subtle wide-angle perspective on film. When I say I have gone back to the basics, I parked the zoom and got a 16mm 2.8, 20mm 2,8, 28mm 2.8 and a 50mm 1.4. Using a lens for is mm value is fun, slow down and try it.

    Not to mention the picture quality it sharp.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Worth the money, but...

    I wanted this lens to help with wide angle shots indoors, mainly for weddings/events. Don't get me wrong, the price is great, the lens is built well, and I am happy...Read complete review

    I wanted this lens to help with wide angle shots indoors, mainly for weddings/events. Don't get me wrong, the price is great, the lens is built well, and I am happy with my purchase. However, if you're looking to get 'bowled over' by this lens, look elsewhere. I think I've just been spoiled by really high quality Nikon lenses and perhaps expected more than I should've with the 28mm f/2.8D.
    I will say I got more than I paid for with this little lens and I will use it often, I just was hoping for something sharper.
    A side note: I found it particularly stiff to turn onto my D700.

    Reviewed by 69 customers

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    5.0

    Great Versatile Len

    By Robbie

    from Santaq Ynez, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

      I use this lens for landscape and portrait. It is a great substitue for a wide angel lens that captures landscapes with a crisp image. I love how light it is and the versatility of it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great lens for landscape photography

      By The.Truth.Is.Out.There

      from Suburban Atlanta, GA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No lens hood included

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

      I use this lens on my D7100 for landscapes and general photography.
      Despite its budget-friendly price, it has met or exceeded my expectations producing sharp, colorful images.
      It would be nice if it had Close-Range Correction like the 24mm AIS.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Solid piece of affordable glass

      By Jarrett Hucks

      from Myrtle Beach, SC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

      This lens is a ton is everything I thought it would be. It's sharp considering the price and offers a focal length that looks great on a full frame camera.I only have two gripes with this lens:#1 - It's very plastic. I normally dont mind plastic bodied lenses considering I own quite a few, but dont expect this lens to FEEL like a real lens. It takes great pictures but you have to put your confidence in the image quality and not the weight of the glass.#2 - It's NOISY. I have been spoiled with my stealthy lenses for quiet weddings and I have a feeling this thing will cause some funny looks while Im sitting between aisles during a ceremony. This is a nitpick though and I am sure that it is exaggerated slightly because I am so close to the camera.Either way, worth the money considering it's so cheap. It is a very "normal" focal length so so dont be expecting to be blown away by the wide angle properties it possesses. It's a great focal length for street photos and weddings and that is what I will be using it for.

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      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy this lens again

      By Art

      from Stockbridge, GA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

        lightweight, wide angle, fast

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect All Around for DX Format

        By Michael

        from Philadephia Area

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

          I have had this lens for over 20 years, and when it gave up I immediately bought another one. B&H had the best price, and delivered promptly.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Lens!

          By Holly

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Night Photography

            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

            I have used this lens mostly for environmental portraits so far and it is excellent. Great focusing, great capturing. I am looking forward to trying it out for street photography.

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            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME lens!

            By RobC

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Tough To Attach

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

            perfect for event photography!

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            • No

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            (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            great price

            By kelly

            from Ivoryton, CT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                I've admired another fellow photographers images and she uses theis lens and shoots a bit like me. So far it feelss nice with my D700 grabs fast focus, I haven't used it a lot and this is wide for me. I wanted a more expensive lens(much more) so I am happy I got this for the focal length to work with.

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                • No

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                5.0

                AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D

                By DK

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                  Nice easy to use single lens.
                  Great for landscapes and general shots.
                  Clean bright pictures.

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                  • No

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                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice glass for the price

                  By Ron

                  from San Antonio TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                  I bought this lens after a lot research. My main objective was to find prime 24mm either 1.8 or 2.8. I opted for the 2.8 and very satisfied. Optically nice on both my D800 and D7000! Sharpest image at 5.6. Thru. F8. Ok wide open, good bokeh, nice color saturation. Lot of CA at ISO 3200 and above. Not a problem for me, I normally shoot no higher than 1600. Bottom line; good wide angle lens, price is right, sharp, autofocus is fairly fast and pretty accurate. Build not up to pro standard but feels sturdy even though made of plastic. If you need a wide angle lens and don't want to spend a lot of $$s...try this glass...you won't be disappointed. Nikon was spot on with this one.

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                  5.0

                  It's a perfect Lens to do portrait.

                  By Anne Seixas

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                  I liked so much to do portraits and events like weddings, parties. And have a good aperture.

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                  5.0

                  Nice everday lens

                  By rwvaughn

                  from Missouri, USA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                    Wanted a simple, small, lightweight everyday wide angle lens - that's exactly what this is. Images are sharp and crisp without a lot of fussing with the lens to get nice images. Yes, there are newer and more expensive lenses out there now, but honestly for the price and the size of this lens it's still a great bargain buy. Works equally great on both full frame and cropped sensor camera bodies. I've not one regret about buying this lens.

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Amature Photographer

                    By Kimbo23

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                    I am an amature photographer and use a Nikon D700. The AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens has been great for taking wide angle photos. I am very impressed with this lens and would recommend it. Nikon makes great stuff!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Buy-

                    By Ryan Hamilton

                    from San Antonio, Tx

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                    • Tough To Attach

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                    we cant all afford a 24mm or 35mm for $1000+ I borrow my friends' gear from time to time. But my 28mm serves as a slightly wider 50mm and i cant go wrong. Fixed glass is great! a superior lens to fit your budget. works great on my d300 and even better on my full frame d700. terrific purchase

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Lens

                    By Dave the builder

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                      This lens has really full filled my needs. I'm a building contractor and I'm always taking before and after pictures for my website. This lens has made this task so much easier.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great lens!

                      By Silverfox

                      from Seattle WA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                        Fast, crystal clear and it's always nice to have the old school aperture ring right on the lens!

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Lens

                        By Kannigetz

                        from Indianapolis, IN

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Product Photography

                          Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                          Used for product shots for larger items
                          Good quality images, no need for lens correction.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Lens for the Price

                          By Just Me

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                            Been using Nikon cameras for over 30 years. This was good addition to my new lens collection for the price.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Nice lens!

                            By Melz

                            from North Norwich , NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Output
                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Night Photography
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                              I use this for portraits, landscapes and evertyhing in between. I received this lens just in time for my new nephew to be born. Took excellent photos in low light without using the flash. Used with a NIKON D80

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Lens

                              By Photo man JT

                              from Boca Raton, FL

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Rugged

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to Clean
                              • Tough To Attach

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Nikon AF NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                              I use this on my personal camera. I love the crisp photo's and accurate color this lens has given me.

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