Nikkor AF 28mm f/2.8D - Review / Test Report
Lens Reviews -
Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)
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Lens kindly provided for testing purposes by Julio M. Alperi Gonzalez!
Released back in 1994 the Nikkor AF 28mm f/2.8D is one of the older AF lenses
in Nikon's lens lineup. On classic full frame SLRs it is a wide- to ultra-wide-angle
lens whereas its field-of-view is equivalent to 42mm on today's Nikon APS-C DSLRs so
it almost behaves like a standard lens in this scope.
The mechanical design of the lens is fairly similar to its cousin, the AF 24mm f/2.8D,
so the build quality is pretty good with an outer barrel made of polycarbonate
combined with a metal mount. The small rubberized focus ring operates very smooth.
Typical for lenses with a linear extension system the whole inner tube moves during
focusing thus extending the lens (marginally) when focusing towards closer focus
distances. The lens has no internal AF motor and relies on a slotted drive screw
operated by the camera. As a result AF operation will generate a moderate
degree of noise. Due to the very low weight of the optical system the
AF speed is very fast on the D200.
The front element does not rotate so using a polarizer is no problem.
|Equiv. focal length||42 mm (full format equivalent)|
|Equiv. aperture||f/4.2 (full format equivalent, in terms of depth-of-field)|
|Optical construction||6 elements in 6 groups|
|Number of aperture blades||7|
|min. focus distance||0.25 m (max. magnification ratio 1:5.6)|
|Dimensions||65 x 45 mm|
|Filter size||52 mm (non-rotating)|
|Hood||Nikon HN-2 (optional), barrel shaped (screw-in)|
|Other features||Lens provides distance (D) information to the camera.|