Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f2.8, a standard full-frame lens covering a wide-angle range from 28mm to 75mm mid-telephoto with a maximum aperture set at f/2.8. Although the maximum aperture is constant over the entire zoom range, it has a lightweight of 565g, a compact and lightweight body for high portability, and easy portability in a bag.
With this lens, you can create images with large, natural bokeh at a maximum aperture of f/2.8, and capture high-quality images even in low light conditions. The lens effectively covers a wide range of scenes, from everyday shots to portraits and landscapes. According to the manufacturer, “It provides a variety of expressions for photography and video, allowing users to enjoy both soft and sharp rendering by adjusting the aperture value.”
Optically, the Z 28-75mm f2.8 consists of 15 elements in 12 groups, including three aspherical elements, one ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) element, and one Super ED element. The minimum shooting distance is 19 cm at 28 mm and 39 cm at 75 mm.
The lens covers more space with a 28mm focal length, it can shoot spectacular portraits with 75mm focal lengths. Constant aperture ensures consistent exposure throughout the zoom range and clarity in low light. Photographers can use faster shutter speeds in natural light.
Wide Z mount, constant f/2.8 aperture, and 9-blade rounded aperture for soft, natural bokeh. Closest focusing distances of just 0.19m at 28mm and 0.39m at 75mm. Focus is smooth, quiet, and sharp, even when shooting at close range.
There is practically no “focus breathing”, so changing focus will not have a noticeable effect on the angle of view. Aperture control is smooth, so the brightness changes when shooting movies look natural. The control ring turns smoothly, without clicking. It can be used to perform precise manual focusing or adjust aperture, ISO, or exposure compensation. The lens is dust and water-resistant and has an easy-to-clean coating.
Price and availability
NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f2.8 specifications
- Focal Length: 28 to 75mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Lens Mount: Nikon Z
- Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
- Minimum Focus Distance: 19.1 cm
- Focus Type: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: No
- Front Filter Size: 67 mm
Last month, Nikon also introduced the NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8, the smallest and lightest full-frame lens in the Nikon Z family. It has a pleasant angle of view and can be used in a variety of ways – from street scenes and landscapes to portraits. Due to its low weight, the lens is suitable for both handheld and gimbal recordings.