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Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens

BH #NIZ2828Z • MFR #20110
Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • 42mm (35mm Equivalent on APS-C)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Dual Stepping Motor AF System
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) from Nikon is an ultra-compact and lightweight FX-format prime lens with a traditional Nikon heritage design. This Special Edition lens inherits its design from the classic NIKKOR lenses released around the same time as the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera, with features that faithfully reproduce the designs of that time, such as knurling, and a prominent control ring. The lens is designed to be a versatile wide-angle lens well-suited to a range of subjects, including landscape, architecture, and reportage. With an f/2.8 max aperture, this fast, bright lens offers beautiful details at a standard focal length. Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings. It makes for a great carry-around lens for spontaneous moments at any time of day.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compatible Formats
  • 3Custom Control Ring
  • 4Autofocus Features
  • 5A/M (Auto-Priority Manual) F Mode
  • 6Multi-Focus System
  • 7Super Integrated Lens Coating
  • 8Optical Design
  • 9Aperture Diaphragm
  • 10Angle of View
By B&H Photo's

The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) from Nikon is an ultra-compact and lightweight FX-format prime lens with a traditional Nikon heritage design. This Special Edition lens inherits its design from the classic NIKKOR lenses released around the same time as the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera, with features that faithfully reproduce the designs of that time, such as knurling, and a prominent control ring. The lens is designed to be a versatile wide-angle lens well-suited to a range of subjects, including landscape, architecture, and reportage. With an f/2.8 max aperture, this fast, bright lens offers beautiful details at a standard focal length. Complementing the optical design, a multi-focus system, which employs two stepping motors, helps to realize impressively fast, accurate, and quiet focus performance, along with full-time manual focus override, to suit both stills and video needs. Additionally, a programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings. It makes for a great carry-around lens for spontaneous moments at any time of day.

Compatible Formats
Compatible with FX and DX format Nikon Z-Series mirrorless cameras
Custom Control Ring
The control ring rotates to control focusing, aperture, ISO, or exposure compensation
Autofocus Features
Two fast stepping autofocus motors operate in near silence. the internal focus lens features a rear-focus design that divides the elements into specific lens groups, with only the rear lens group moving for focusing for faster, smoother operation. The position of the focus groups is precisely controlled, resulting in extremely accurate and high-speed AF control
A/M (Auto-Priority Manual) F Mode
Enables an easy transition from autofocus to manual during AF operation
Multi-Focus System
The position of the focus groups is precisely controlled, resulting in extremely accurate and high-speed AF control. Also, by effectively reducing aberrations, superb imaging performance is delivered across the entire shooting range including close distances.
Super Integrated Lens Coating
Multilayer lens coating achieves high transmittance in a wider wavelength range. This coating system effectively reduces the ghost and flare effects that are likely to occur in backlit situations, helping you achieve high-contrast images with rich gradation. Ghost and flare effects caused by internal reflections particular to digital cameras are also effectively minimized for outstanding color balance and reproduction capability, superb optical performance.
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups, 1 aspherical element
Aperture Diaphragm
7 Rounded blades
Angle of View
FX Format: 75°
DX Format: 53°
UPC: 018208201105

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
28mm (35mm Equivalent: 42mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
75°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.6" / 19.2 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.2x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.8 x 1.7" / 71.5 x 43 mm
Weight
5.6 oz / 160 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5 x 4.9 x 4.5"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE Reviews

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What lens hood can work with this lens?

What lens hood can work with this lens?
Asked by: Michael
This lens will need a screw on filter. Something like this would be good! https://bhpho.to/2XjFSAA
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2022-03-21

What does the SE stand for?

What does the SE stand for?
Asked by: Susan
SE stands for Special Edition. The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 NIKKOR Z Lens (SE) inherits its design from the classic NIKKOR lenses released around the same time as the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera, with features that faithfully reproduce the designs of that time, such as knurling, and a prominent control ring.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2022-05-05

Is the mount plastic? It looks like it is - all ...

Is the mount plastic? It looks like it is - all black mounts from Nikon have been plastic. I would hope a full-frame lens from Nikon wouldn't use a plastic mount.
Asked by: Matt
Compact & pancake lenses can get away with using a plastic mount because theyre very light and short, creating a negligible torque moment on the mount. This reduces wear on the bodys lens mount and improves its lifespan as well. Heavier, longer lenses need metal mounts. Be glad all lenses dont.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2022-08-08

Is the lens weather sealed?

Is the lens weather sealed?
Asked by: sagi
The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 NIKKOR Z Lens (SE) has Dust- and Moisture- Sealed Construction.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-03-21

See previous questions. Two different answers ...

See previous questions. Two different answers from "Staff" on FX or DX lens: on FX camera it stays FX sensor or crops to DX size? The lens description is "FX"
Asked by: robert
If I'm not mistaken, any FF Z camera can be set to crop to a DX format if desired, either to use a DX lens or simply to switch to a DX crop with an FX lens.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2022-03-21

How good is the dust- and moisture- sealed ...

How good is the dust- and moisture- sealed construction?
Asked by: David
Nikon lists this lens as Dust and moisture sealed construction. Not designed like most lenses for hard rain.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-07-16

Does this lens have VR? The specs on BH website ...

Does this lens have VR? The specs on BH website says yes, but the title on the page makes no mention of VR. I dont believe a wide angle lens needs VR.
Asked by: Tyrone
This lens does not have built-in image stabilization.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-05-05

Where is this lens manufactured?

Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Kip
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) Lens is currently being made in Thailand. This is as of December 2021.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-05-05
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