Jump to content

Pic Of The Week

Pic Of The Year

Chairman's Challenge

  • Entry #4
    © Glenn Hewitt

    Chairman's Challenge "SPORTS" Winner

181 Users Online
29 members and 152 guests are currently online

Airy, Anthony, jakov.nl, frankv, Kawagena, Alan7140, FrankF, geoff r, simsurace, kristian skeie, Erik Lund, Rick Popham, Andrew, Bjørn J, mikes, Joern, Jyda, nfoto, chrisN, otoien, Fanie, Fons Baerken, Almass, tommiejeep, edward, Akira, Dallas, netr, jramskov

Photos From This Lens

  • POTW #386 gryphon
    Uploaded by: afx

  • 06
    Uploaded by: Marco Lanciani

  • 05
    Uploaded by: Marco Lanciani

  • 04
    Uploaded by: Marco Lanciani

  • 03
    Uploaded by: Marco Lanciani

See more samples
Add your own sample


28mm f/2.8 pre-AI, AI, AF Nikkor (three versions)

Suitable For:

Moderately wide-angle photography.

Camera Formats:

FX and DX


Focal length: 28mm
Maximum aperture: 2.8
Minimum aperture: 22
Angle of View: 74°
Focus Throw: 190°
Maximum reproduction ratio: 1:7.5
Lens Elements: 7
Lens Groups: 7
Diaphragm Blades: 7
ED Glass Elements: 0
Autofocus: n/a for manual version, requires AF motor on body for AF version
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
Filter Size: 52mm
Filter Type: front screw in
Dimensions: 63.5mmØ by 44.5mm
Weight: 240g / 245g / 195g
Accessories: HN- 1 and HN-2 hoods

Bjørn's Rørslett's Overview:

Prior to the 0.2 m close-focus model (see above), more modest optical designs were manufactured and none could come anywhere near the performance of the later version. A simple 5-element formula was later employed for the AF 28 mm f/2.8 lens and this likewise is a mediocre performer. Probably Nikon targeted these lenses at the amateur market and considered low price more important than optical performance.

Bjørn's Rating:

2-3 (F2, F4)

Useful links:

Rate this lens yourself and read other member's insights
Discuss this lens with Bjørn