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Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S

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The Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S is fast-aperture wide angle lens for Nikon DSLR shooters. It’s compatible with both FX and DX cameras, providing high image quality with great color rendition.

At 28mm, it serves as a great in-between option for when 24mm is too wide, but 35mm just doesn’t cut it. The f/1.8 aperture makes it ideal for low-light shooting and getting as much background separation possible. Through the use of Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor and rear focus design, the 28mm offers fast, silent autofocus that’s perfect for shooting stills and video. The lens also features an advanced optical design that includes two aspherical elements for minimizing aberrations, and Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating and Nano Crystal Coat for eliminating ghosting, flare, and reflections.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

One of the really great things Nikon shooters have these days is access to the Nikkor f/1.8 G prime lenses. In my opinion, they’re the best bang-for-the-buck of any group of lenses in photography. This is the exception to that, since this lens is much pricier than the other f/1.8s. That has to be because of the difficulties of making a lens at this focal length, because it’s definitely not better than the others.

It’s quite sharp in the center wide open, but has a fair amount of longitudinal chromatic aberration and complex coma distortion wide open. It really has to be stopped down to f/5.6 to eliminate those and give you good corners. However, stopping down to f/3.5 or f/4 brings up some very clear focus shift and a resultant tendency to backfocus at those apertures. If you need to shoot at those apertures, I’d recommend using Live view rather than autofocus – or use point autofocus on something in front of your intended subject.
May 2013

Filter Size
67mm (nonrotating)
Aperture
f1.8-16
Length
3.2”
Diameter
2.9”
Weight
0.72 lb
Hood
Included, HB-64
Minimum Focusing Distance
9.84"
Maximum Magnification
0.22x
Angle of view: (full frame)
75 degrees
Zoom method
None
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal – Silent Wave, Rear-Focusing, AF/MF switch
Aperture Blades
7, curved
Groups/Elements
9/11
Low Dispersion Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
2
Weather Resistant
No
Flare Resistance
Nikon SIC & N coatings
System
Nikon F
Compatibility
DX, FX
Autofocus
Yes

Diagrams

  • Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S Diagram
  • Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S Diagram

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Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $27.00 $33.00 $11.00
4 days $6.00 $29.00 $35.00 $8.75
7 days $8.00 $39.00 $47.00 $6.71
10 days $11.00 $53.00 $64.00 $6.40
14 days $14.00 $68.00 $82.00 $5.86
21 days $19.00 $92.00 $111.00 $5.29
30 days $24.00 $115.00 $139.00 $4.63
45 days $31.00 $150.00 $181.00 $4.02
60 days $36.00 $176.00 $212.00 $3.53
90 days $46.00 $226.00 $272.00 $3.02
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $27.00 $9.00
4 days $29.00 $7.25
7 days $39.00 $5.57
10 days $53.00 $5.30
14 days $68.00 $4.86
21 days $92.00 $4.38
30 days $115.00 $3.83
45 days $150.00 $3.33
60 days $176.00 $2.93
90 days $226.00 $2.51

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