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

BH #NIZ2828Z • MFR #20110
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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

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

Focal Length28mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 42mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View75°
Minimum Focus Distance7.6" / 19.2 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 1.7" / 71.5 x 43 mm
Weight5.6 oz / 160 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 4.9 x 4.5"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE Reviews

Great walk around lens.

By Johnson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

Sharp lens. Focus fast. Very light. Great pair with my Z6ii. Use 52mm filter so it's small and light for me to carry a CPL and ND1000 filter with me all the time.

Geat on FX amazing on DX Tiny, and cheap

By Victor Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-20

Geat on FX is amazing on DX Tiny, and cheap It performs consistently with minimal aberration and has a top-notch and quiet autofocus motor making it additionally beneficial to videographers. If you are looking for a lens to fill in the gaps between the other focal lengths or simply want a very affordable walkabout lens for travel and street photography.

Perfectly Compact

By Derek
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

It does what it's built for - Perfectly compact and delivers a great image.great for travel or when you don't want to get weighed down by gear. The only reason I deduct 1 star is because it's not a 1.8/1.4. But at the size/weight & price point, that's completely acceptable.

Looks Old School, but nice (SE = Standard Edition)

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-09

Just needed a simple prime lens with a good aperture and the old school feel to it was perfect. Reminded me of using my Dad's old 35mm Nikon.

Great Nikon z lens, that does more than what's expected

By Ronnie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

I really enjoy this wide angle lens, it's lightweight and more than what I expected

Even Better Than Expected

By Douglas B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-24

After only using S-Line lenses on my Z7 I was not sure how I would feel about this lens. I was delighted from the minute I unboxed it. The lens feels solidly built and mounts snugly, plus the control ring is smooth and well tensioned. The lens focuses quickly and accurately like all Z lens, and best of all the image quality is even better than expected. It is a pleasure shooting with this light and responsive lens. I have no reservations using it for any recreational purpose. With a Z7 there is enough contrast and resolution to produce a nice image at any aperture. I have not been able to produce a sharp sun star though, even when stopped all the way down (non-issue for me). This is another great Z lens, especially for the price!

Razor sharp!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-25

Solid construction, considerably fast auto-focus, razor sharp images, versatile lens. I paired this with my Z6, and I've just fallen in love with photography all over again. It's a great combo and I keep getting amazed and how great the quality of the images this lens produces is.

compact and light

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-22

I picked up this lens as an introduction to Z mount lenses and immediately took it on a trip to the beach for a week. I brought along some F mount lenses too but this Z 28mm rarely left my camera. It was well suited for carrying around to capture scenic beach photos. As suggested in other reviews, the Sensei Wide-Angle Rubber Lens Hood (52mm) is a nice accessory for this lens as well.

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This lens will need a screw on filter. Something like this would be good! https://bhpho.to/2XjFSAA
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Date published: 2021-10-17

What does the SE stand for?

What does the SE stand for?
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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.
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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
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Date published: 2021-11-15

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Is the lens weather sealed?
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Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-11-01

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Asked by: robert
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Answered by: William
Date published: 2021-10-15

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

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Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-07-30

Where is this lens manufactured?

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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.
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Date published: 2021-12-16

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