The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Lens is a high-quality wide-angle prime lens that is perfectly matched to today’s high-pixel-count DSLR cameras from Nikon. Compact and lightweight, this lens is equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) that supplies super-fast, accurate – and quiet – autofocus operation achieving superbly sharp results. Designed for full-frame FX SLR’s, this lens realises an equivalent focal length of 42mm when used with DSLR’s with an APS-C sized sensor providing an angle-of-view that is slightly wider than normal. A Nano CrystalCoating effectively reduces ghost and flare for high-contrast images in challenging situations. A maximum aperture of f/1.8 makes this lens great for shooting handheld in low light. In addition, its 7-bladed circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautifully natural blur to out-of-focus image elements.
Product Code: 1Nik28 F/1.8 G
Bright, 28mm Wide-Angle Prime Lens – The Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G Lens is a fast wide-angle prime lens with a fixed 28mm focal length ideally suited to landscape, documentary/reportage and travel, as well as shooting indoors in confined spaces and in low-light. For use with Nikon 35mm FX Full Frame DSLR cameras, it has an equivalent focal length of 42mm when mounted on Nikon DX-format DSLR cameras with an APS-C sensor and 76mm if mounted on CX system cameras using optional FT1 adapter.
Fast. Accurate. Quiet: Silent Wave Motor (SWM) AF – Silent Wave Motor provides fast, accurate and near-silent autofocusing.
Large Maximum Aperture – The Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G features a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 making it ideal for handheld low-light shooting. The large aperture also allows for beautifully shallow depth-of-field.
7-bladed Circular Aperture – Creates pleasing look to out-of-focus elements of the image, particularly at wide aperture.
Compact, Lightweight & Durable – Compact and weighing in at just 330 grams, this lens is ideal to throw into any kit bag. It also features a durable, weather-sealed mount.
M/A or Manual Focus Modes – Two focus modes are available — M/A (autofocus with manual override) and M (manual focus). Full-time override of autofocus means you can jump straight into manually focusing without having to switch out of AF mode.
Nano Crystal Lens Coatings – minimizes ghosting and flare for high contrast images.
Two Aspherical Lens Elements – These elements correct for distortion and coma, particularly prevalent in wide-angle lenses.
Minimum Focus Distance of 0.25m – allows you to get in close to your subject and fill the frame. Provides a greater scope for creative composition.
Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G
11 elements in 9 groups (including 2 aspherical lens elements, and lens elements with Nano-Crystal coatings)
Angle of view
Nikon film SLR and FX-format D-SLR cameras: 75°, Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 53°, IX240 system cameras: 63°
Rear Focusing (RF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus
Minimum focus distance
0.25 m (0.82 ft) from focal plane
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
67 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Approx. 73 mm maximum diameter x 80.5 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 330 g (11.6 oz)
* specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice