Excerpt: I use this lens on my D7100 for landscapes and general photography. Despite its budget-friendly price, it has met or exceeded my expectations producing sharp, colorful images. It would be nice if it had Close-Range Correction like the 24mm AIS.
Excerpt: I'm a professional having used everything from 8x10 to 35mm and honestly, haven't found a lens I like more. I presently have been using this on my D600 and D3. The sharpness is incredible wide open down to f22. The feel and handling ability of this lens is a dream. Not being auto focus is an asset. It allows you to control the area your concentrating on without worrying if your autofocus focus on something that isn't important. By all means I highly recommend this lens.
Summary: I needed something wider than my 50mm 1.8 for shooting landscapes and also interiors of houses. I picked up this 28mm lens and am blown away. The lens is very sharp!! Also, the build quality of these older Nikon D series lenses is great. To me, they are honestly better than the newer G versions that are all plastic. This is a metal bodied lens and it looks and feels great to use!
Summary: Prime lenses are great because of the wide aperture range. I actually use this lens as my default lens for my camera. Optical quality is also great as is build quality, made of metal and not plastic.