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New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens Announced

New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens Announced - Introducing Nikon's new fast, wide-angle 28mm f/1.8G FX-format lens.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G in Interchangeable Lenses

Nikon's latest lens is a fast aperture, wide-angle prime lens that boasts a new optical design.

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AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G

Hiromasa Sebata Product Manager, Professional Products at Nikon UK says: "The new 28mm adds to Nikon’s growing line up of popular wide-angle lenses, bridging the gap between the 24mm and 35mm NIKKOR lenses perfectly. The 28 mm focal length benefits from improved optical construction to control unwanted distortion. This highly anticipated lens is a practical choice for every kit bag."

The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G lens will be available from 24 May 2012 with an RRP of £619.99.

From Nikon UK:

Wide appeal
Fast and compact, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G is a great choice for photographers who want to shoot wide-angle images, and get the best out of a high-resolution D-SLR. The 28 mm focal length is ideal for shooting in confined spaces, capturing stunning vistas or photographing cityscapes and street scenes. The large f/1.8 aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and achieves a perfect balance of sharpness and bokeh, singling out subjects beautifully. The fast aperture also provides a bright viewfinder image.

Broad advantage
Equipped with a brand new optical design, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G supports the increasing resolution of modern D-SLRs with sharp, beautifully rendered stills and movies. Two aspherical lens elements effectively minimize aberrations and correct the distortion that can occur with a wide angle of view. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare, and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures discreet but accurate autofocus.

Compact and durable
With a weather-sealed mount and weighing just 330g, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G is a solid yet lightweight and compact option that will fit easily into any kit bag. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 42 mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs and is fully compatible with entry-level models that do not have a built-in autofocus motor.

The lens is supplied with bayonet lens hood HB-64 and lens pouch CL-0915.

For news on Nikon's new D3200 entry-level DSLR, take a look at our news item: New Nikon D3200 Entry-Level DSLR

Visit Nikon for more information.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Specifications

Lens Mounts
  • Nikon AF-S G
Focal Length28mm
Angle of View53
Max Aperturef/1.8
Min Aperturef/16
Filter Size67mm
35mm equivalentNo Data
Internal focusingNo Data
Maximum magnificationNo Data
Min Focus25cm
Box Contents
Box ContentsHB-64 lens hood, CL-0915 lens case

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DouglasMorley 8 30 1 Canada
22 Apr 2012 1:32AM
An excellent infestment for full frame owners. Now, how about some wide angle primes for DX.

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1 May 2012 6:59AM
If it's used in full frame will give 72degree angle of view,in Dx body too may give a little over 53 deg . Pl write carefully.
DouglasMorley 8 30 1 Canada
1 May 2012 5:48PM
There are no DX prime equivalent lenses to this lens. Why no 17 or 18mm DX lenses with f2.8 or even f1.8 maximum apertures?

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