Excerpt: The latest of Nikon’s high-speed, full-frame, wide-angle primes, the 28mm f/1.8G ($699, street) falls between the budget-busting 24mm ($1,999) and 35mm ($1,649) f/1.4Gs and the affordable 28mm f/2.8D ($275). The new 28mm is fast, with up-to-date features such as Nikon’s quiet SWM focusing motor and Nano Crystal Coating for improved flare and ghost control.
Excerpt: Handling and Features This brand new compact wide angle lens from Nikon costs around £620 and sports a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, silent internal focusing and nano-crystal coatings to help control ghosting and flare.
Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S 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.
Excerpt: In years 1994-2006 the Nikon company used to have the Nikkor AF 28 mm f/1.4D in its line-up. It wasn’t the only 28 mm instrument, produced by them - there was also the Nikkor AF 28 mm f/2.8D on offer. It was launched in 1994 as well but its production hasn’t ceased; officially it’s been sold up to now.
Cons: slack on the focusing ring,, very high longitudinal chromatic aberration,, significant spherical aberration,, high coma in the corners of full frame,, significant vignetting on full frame.
Excerpt: The Nikon 28mm f1.8 features a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that allows near-silent auto-focusing on all Nikon DSLRs. Importantly, this solution allows instant manual override even when the focus mode switch is in the M/A position. Focusing is fully internal, meaning the length of the lens always remains constant. In use, we found the focusing to be indeed very quiet, and pretty fast - but definitely not instantaneous - with the lens mounted to a Nikon D3S body.
Excerpt: This brand new compact wide angle lens from Nikon costs around £620 and sports a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, silent internal focusing and nano-crystal coatings to help control ghosting and flare.
Pros: Excellent optical performance, Silent focusing, Low CA, Low distortion, Compact and lightweight, Relatively good value (when compared to f/1.4 alternatives)
Cons: Falloff of illumination towards the corners at wide apertures
Summary: Nikons optikk på 28mm og F1.8 går flott på både APS-C-kameraer og full-frame og er en sann glede å jobbe med. Vidvinkeleffekten er liten på APS-C, tilsvarende 42 mm, men i kombinasjon med den fine lysstyrken er det et godt verktøy som er sikkert mot støv og fukt. På full blender tilsvarer objektivet nesten Nikons dyre 24 mm-optikk, og på F5.6 er det nærmest umulig å se forskjell. Fra F11 begynner skarpheten å falle igjen, noe som er helt normalt.