Street smart. Everyday lens.
Like taking walks with your camera? Finding inspiration in everyday life? This is the ultra-compact lens for you. It’s a joy to carry and shoot: one of the smallest, lightest Z primes. It’s versatile: a classic focal length for candid street work. It’s fast: an f/2.8 maximum aperture and dual stepping motors for autofocus. And like all Z lenses, its image quality is next-level.
Stepping Motor: Fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling
Aspherical Lens: Reduces aberrations and enable a more compact lens size
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism: Provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting
Great on any Z camera.
On a full-frame Z camera, you get a classic 28mm view for street work, architecture, interiors and situational portraits. On a DX-format Z camera, you get a 42mm equivalent view for natural snapshots, videos, portraits and more.
Nothing weighing you down.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 is so compact and lightweight, you’ll forget it’s even there. A compact prime, it doesn’t extend or retract, so it’s always ready. Take it wherever you go as your main walk-around lens or as a lightweight second lens.
Get in close.
With a close focusing distance of 0.63 feet (0.19 meters), NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 rewards you for getting close to your subject. The wide perspective and deep depth of field let you incorporate more background information into your videos and stills.
Dim the lights.
The larger Z mount draws even more low-light performance from the wide f/2.8 aperture. Capture the mood of dimly lit situations with clarity and sharpness.
The multi-focus difference.
Traditional primes focus by moving one group of lens elements with one motor. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 divides that work between two focus groups and two high-speed, ultra-quiet stepping motors moving in sync with each other—a first for a non S-line Z lens. This multi-focus system focuses faster, but it also reduces distortion at the frame edges and close range scenes.
The control ring can be customized for the way you shoot. Use it for precise manual focusing or to adjust aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
A classic 28mm is an outstanding video lens. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 greatly suppresses focus breathing to prevent angle-of-view shifts during recording. Make smooth iris adjustments that create a natural shift in brightness. And all the while, the dual stepping motors are operating in near silence to preserve your audio integrity.
NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon’s term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
Mount Type – Nikon Z Mount
Focal Length – 28mm
Maximum Aperture – f/ 2.8
Minimum Aperture – f/ 16
Format – FX
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) – 53°
Maximum Angle of View (FX-format) – 75°
Maximum Reproduction Ratio – 0.2x
Lens Elements – 9
Lens Groups – 8
Diaphragm Blades – 7; Rounded diaphragm opening
Aspherical Elements – 2
Super Integrated Coating – Yes
Autofocus – Yes
AF Actuator – 2 STM (stepping motor)
Internal Focusing – Yes
Minimum Focus Distance – 0.63 ft. ( 0.19m)
Focus Mode – Auto/Manual
Filter Size – 52mm
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length) – 2.8 in. (70 mm) x 1.7 in. (43 mm)
Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange – Based on CIPA guidelines
Approx. Weight – 5.5 oz. (155 g)
Lens Type – Prime