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Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens

BH #NI287528N • MFR #20107
Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Super ED and ED Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Lightweight, nimble, and fast, the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is the sleekest f/2.8 zoom for FX-format cameras Nikon has ever produced. Spanning a wide-angle to portrait-length range and featuring a bright design that excels in low-light and for controlling depth of field, this lens is all about versatility in a compact package.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Nimble Standard Zoom
  • 3Optics
  • 4Autofocus
  • 5Physical Design
By B&H Photo's
The Nimble Standard Zoom
Lightweight, nimble, and fast, the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is the sleekest f/2.8 zoom for FX-format cameras Nikon has ever produced. Spanning a wide-angle to portrait-length range and featuring a bright design that excels in low-light and for controlling depth of field, this lens is all about versatility in a compact package.
Optics
  • Covering wide-angle to short-telephoto focal lengths, this lens is ideal for a variety of shooting situations, including landscape, street, portraiture, documentary, and travel applications.
  • Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in available lighting conditions and offers increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus effects.
  • One Super ED element and one extra-low dispersion element greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to produce greater clarity and color rendering.
  • Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Autofocus
  • Stepping motor maintains quick and quiet autofocus performance that's ideal for both photo and video needs.
  • An internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 7.5" benefits working with close-up subjects.
  • Focus breathing has been suppressed to benefit video use and maintain a consistent field of view when changing focus.
Physical Design
  • Impressively compact and lightweight design for an f/2.8 standard zoom, this lens measures just 4.8" long when retracted and weighs 30% less than the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens.
  • Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
  • Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions. There is also an antifouling coating on the front of the lens that resists smudging, fingerprints, and dirt and is easy to clean.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length28 to 75mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View75° to 32° 10'
Minimum Focus DistanceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design15 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 4.7" / 75 x 120.5 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 565 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 6.5 x 5.5"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Reviews

Good cheap alternative to the 24-70 2.8

By Nick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

Sharp enough for most photographers, as an amateur photographer who doesn't want to spend too much this was a great purchase!

Tamron 28-75mm RXD underhood

By Manlin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-03

It is a sharp lens, as sharp as Tarmon 28-75 RXD E-mount. The price tag reminds me it is very much Nikon.

Nikon Z 28-75

By Mr.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-02

Quality Nikon lens and good price.

Great everyday lens!

By Peyton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

I love this lens! Color rendition is great! Shooting wide open at 2.8 gives great rendering!!

A real Value

By Curt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

I was surprised at the quality, this lens is sharp, it is slightly slow to focus in some circumstances but it is very sharp. I purchased it for just a walk about lens for times when I felt I didn't need a bigger, faster, heavier lens and have found that it does an excellent job. I have not had my 2.8 24 to 70mm Z-mount on my camera since I started using this one. It won't replace the others, but it is good enough to use for more than just snap shots.

Great lens

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

Lightweight, fast and sharp.

Part of the next trinity

By Danny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

This lens is less expensive, smaller and especially lighter which makes it a great alternative to more expensive 2.8s. Why pay $1200 more for 4mm on the wide end? Great Z quality!

Very close to the S series

By anand
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

After much thought I decided to go for this lens. I will give you the pros and cons of this lens after having used it rigorously now for about a month. I warn you though have REAL expectations, don't compare this lens to the S 24-70 f2.8, it's an unfair comparison... with that out of the way: PROS: SHARP SHARP lens in THE MIDDLE. Look if you're reading this review by now you have seen many videos on YouTube or seen the dpreview page where they test the corners of images from this lens. Yes the lens is not tack sharp in the corners, BUT consider this - at f2.8 your background is gonna be smooth and the bokeh from this lens is pleasing! With that amount of blur you won't really be checking the corners, your eye will go straight to the center or on the subject. Which for me has been sharp, more than adequate. In landscape photos at f8 or more the corners were much better. I didn't see any issues with chromatic aberration either. The weather sealing was good, used it in the beach, in the rain (not a torrential downpour, but in more than a drizzle) zero issues. Robust lens, good quality materials. The weight! oh let me tell you I used the S series 2.8 version and that thing is heavy, this is so much lighter, when you are walking on the beach and have it on a camera strap that you have across your body, you will realize how much this is a factor. I rented the S series version and I didn't like the weight on it, especially coz it balances weird on my z6ii, for me this was much better. Look we all think that pshh I am strong enough to carry a heavy lens around, but a lot of times you will find yourself carrying things in both hands and the lens will then hang on a strap on your body, or even your neck and that's when you really notice the benefits of a lighter lens. The colors are great!!! If you use nikon cameras and lenses you know that their color rendition is probably the best in the industry and this lens delivers on that front. Cons: Get ready to work on the corners in your images to remove the vignettes! Look its not noticeable UNLESS you have a clean background, (think walls or sky) but if you do and you are editing the sky (especially with the sky masking tool on LR) you will get vignettes. It's an easy fix! I love editing my images, for me this isn't a deal breaker at all at this price point, but it would be wrong if I wrote a review and didn't mention this! As I said earlier corners can be lacking in sharpness. The focus isn't slow, but it isn't the fastest. I am really nit picking about this one. For 95% of the shooters out there you will not complain about this, but it's right to mention this. I only noticed this when taking photos of my dogs running around and darting about. Lastly I do, I didn't think I would, but man I do miss those 4mm in the 24mm. It means taking that extra step back, or angling the lens to the right to the left to not cut off certain elements from the composition. I did find myself missing the 24mm. Again not the end of the world, but be prepared because it will surprise you if you think bah what's 4mm. In conclusion, you are a semi pro shooter, just stepping into professional work, a casual shooter looking to get a mid range f2.8, a shooter who doesn't have the budget of the S series version, GO FOR THIS LENS! If you want bang for your buck, good sharp images, this lens will not let you down. Just understand you get what you pay for, you want the best of the best get the S version. But just know at this price point this lens is above satisfactory!

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What is the maximum aperature at 75mm?

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Asked by: Vern
Since the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens has a constant aperture, the maximum aperture at 75mm would be f/2.8.
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Date published: 2022-09-12
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