Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 28mm f/2.8D AF Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
Nikkor AF 28mm f/2.8 D (FX) - Review / Test Report
5 December 2010
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-D 28mm f/2.8 shows very good to excellent sharpness in the image center. The image borders and corners are very soft wide open, though, and stay quite a bit behind the image center, even stopped down.
Nikkor AF 28mm f/2.8 D (DX) - Review / Lab Test Report
29 September 2010
Conclusion: The Nikkor AF-D 28mm f/2.8 shows very good to excellent sharpness in the image center and good borders throughout the tested aperture range. The corners are soft wide open but increase to good values at medium apertures.
Conclusion: The principal design of the Nikkor AF 28mm f/2.8D is obviously closely related to the AF 24mm f/2.8D so it shares some of its characteristics. The resolution figures are very good but otherwise the lens left something to be desired for a fix-focal. The lens exhibits relatively high barrel distortions, very high vignetting at f/2.8 and pronounced CAs. Spherical aberrations (focus shifts when stopping down) and high field curvature on top don't make things any better.