Summary: I love the feel, look and how quiet this lens is. Superb on the D800. Fast, accurate and images are sharp and beautiful in tone and contrast. I'm not a zoom lens type gal so this lens fits so many needs from landscape, to portraits...its just wonderful!
Excerpt: Love this lens. I knew it would be good from the reviews I had read ahead of time, but I did not realize it would be this great! At f/1.8 it's so fast that image stabilization would only cause an unduly weight-burden. Thus, the lens is also super compact, light-weight, and very portable.
Excerpt: This lens is perfect for what it is. Warm and sharp, small and light. I used this a lot at first but eventually I sold because I already owned the 35mm 1.4g and couldn't justify it sitting around in my bag.
Summary: I needed a wide-angle lens that was fast and sharp. The 28mm focal length works perfectly for most of my wide-angle applications. The lens is well-built, fast auto-focus, smooth focus pull and the nano-crystal coat works great!
Summary: The Nikon 28mm f/1.8 wide angle lens is compact, optically superb, and great for nighttime hand held photography. Below are two photos taken at night, hand held, at a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second, an aperture of f/1.8, ISOs of 450 and 3200, Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering.
Excerpt: I use it for landscape and people and sports. I love that it's SO light weight... amazing. And it looks sharp corner to corner, which to be honest I was surprised at. On the down side, there is a bit of play in the focus ring which is a minor annoyance.
Excerpt: When shooting film with a Nikon F3HP, the 28/2.8 was one of my 2 most used lenses. When I went to DSLRs, I bought into DX and used 16-85 and 10-24 Zooms with happy success. When I bought a D810, I decided to return to primes with the 28/1.8G and 20/1.8G lenses to take advantage of the high...
Excerpt: I rung out this lens over many days, going back and re-shooting previous locations. Totally satisfied. I generally prefer fixed focus lenses.
It has become my walk around lens. All pros and no cons for me. Thanks B&H for prompt service.