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).
Summary: Photographers who are working to a budget and who are considering the recently reviewed, full-frame, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF VR at £430 may ask why anybody would spend another £100 on a single focal-length lens.
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: 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.
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.
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