Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Lens Review

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Handling and Features

Weighing only 330g, this lens is relatively lightweight and compact, considering the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. The lens barrel is constructed form high quality plastics and the lens mount is metal, with a rubber gasket to help prevent the ingress of dust and moisture into the camera. The lens balances well on the Nikon D700 used for testing and should feel right at home on even Nikon's more compact entry level bodies.

Auto focus is powered by a silent wave motor, and autofocus speeds are relatively fast. Manual adjustments can be applied at any time via the focusing ring too. The wide focusing ring is smooth, but not especially damped, feeling quite loose in operation. Even so fine adjustments are quite easy to apply.

Closest focus distance is 25cm, and focusing is performed internally, so the 67mm filter thread does not rotate, which should make this lens ideal for use with graduated filters and polarisers.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G

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