Nikon Release NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 Single focus lens

The smallest and lightest NIKKOR Z prime lens, ideal for casual everyday shooting

Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f / 2.8, a compact and lightweight prime lens compatible with full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted.

the Z-mount wide-angle single focus lens “NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)” is compatible with full size (Nikon FX format) in early October 2021.  It is also a kit lens for the mirrorless camera

■ Classic lens style design

NIKKOR Z 28mm f / 2.8 Single focus lens

The “NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)” is a compact and lightweight lens that matches the “Nikon Z fc” with a design inspired by the film SLR camera “Nikon FM2” released in 1982. The design of the NIKKOR lens of the same period as the “Nikon FM2” has been faithfully reproduced.

Functions such as aperture value and exposure compensation can be assigned to the knurled control ring with a strong presence. It is finished to match the body of “Nikon Z fc“. The name (SE) means “Special Edition”.

■Optical performance

The lens configuration consists of 9 elements in 8 groups, including 2 aspherical lenses, enabling soft bokeh expression that takes advantage of the brightness with an open F value of 2.8 and a shallow depth of field. It is a lens compatible with full-size mirrorless cameras, but when attached to an APS-C (Nikon DX-format) mirrorless camera such as “Z fc”, it can shoot with an angle of view equivalent to 42 mm (35 mm format equivalent). The shortest shooting distance is 0.19m.

■AF performance

The AF drive has excellent quietness, and it is designed with consideration for movie shooting such as reduction of focus breathing, which changes the angle of view during focusing, and stabilization of exposure.

NIKKOR Z 28mm f / 2.8 Single focus lens

In addition, the AF drive method “multi-focus method” that controls the position of multiple focus groups with high accuracy by linking multiple STMs (stepping motors) was adopted for the first time other than S-Line lenses. Achieves high resolution even when shooting at close range where aberrations are likely to occur. It also contributes to miniaturization and high-speed, high-precision AF control.

■ Compact and lightweight lens that you can easily carry around

It is compact and lightweight with a total length of about 43 mm and a mass of about 160 g, and when combined with the slim body “Z fc”, it demonstrates high mobility. This is a lens that can be used for short-distance photography, such as landscape photography, snapshot photography, and table photography that takes advantage of the shortest shooting distance of 0.19m. This is designed to be dust-proof and drip-proof.

Primary features

  • The smallest and lightest body among NIKKOR Z prime lenses, with a length of approx. 43 mm and weight of approx. 155 g.
  • The fast f/2.8 maximum aperture reduces the effects of camera shake, even during hand-held shooting.
  • The focal length becomes 42 mm (equivalent to 35mm [135] format) when mounted on a DX-format camera.

NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (Special Edition) Main specifications

Mount Nikkor Z mount
Focal length 28mm (equivalent to 42mm in 35mm format)
Open aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F16
Lens configuration 9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical lenses)
Angle of view 75 ° (imaging range FX), 53 ° (imaging range) DX)
aperture blades number seven (circular aperture)
minimum focusing distance 0.19m from the imaging plane
maximum magnification 0.2 times
filter size φ52mm
size (maximum diameter × length) about Fai71.5 × 43 mm
weight about 160g
accessories lens cap 52mm LC-52B (spring type), back lid LF-N1

Murtaza Ali

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