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Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8 ultra-compact fixed focal length for Z Cameras

Today, Nikon is introducing the NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8, the smallest and lightest full-frame lens in the Nikon Z family to date: It has a pleasant angle of view and can be used in a variety of ways – from street scenes and landscapes to portraits.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8  lens

The close focus of the bright 28 mm lens also allows for interesting close-ups, and the large angle of view shows more of the scene. On a Nikon Z camera with a DX sensor, the full-frame lens produces the image section of a 42 mm standard lens (equivalent to 35 mm) and is therefore also a welcome addition to the Nikon Z fc or Z 50. The large Z bayonet and the f/2.8 aperture with rounded blades ensure excellent performance in poor lighting conditions.

With the NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8, impressive film sequences can also be staged with original perspectives. Due to its low weight, the lens is suitable for both handheld and gimbal recordings.


  • Bright 1: 2.8 wide-angle lens: The focal length of 28 mm enables clear wide-angle shots with exciting perspectives.
  • Light and compact: the lens is approx. 43 mm long and weighs approx. 155 g. With this dimension, it can remain on the camera and often finds space in a jacket pocket.
  • Natural bokeh: the large diameter of the Z bayonet, the light intensity of f/2.8, and the aperture with seven rounded blades enable a soft, natural-looking bokeh.
  • Suitable for close-ups: the close-focus limit of only 19 cm ensures sharp details even at short distances.
  • Fast autofocus: The ultra-quiet stepper motor and the high light output of the Z bayonet ensure fast, precise, and quiet focusing.
  • Suitable for videos: The focused breathing has been reduced considerably so that the sharpness can be adjusted without affecting the angle of view.
  • 42 mm in DX-format: With a DX-format camera of the Z series, the focal length appears to be extended to 42 mm.
  • Easy to use: With the almost noiseless setting ring, focus, aperture, exposure compensation, or ISO value can be adjusted.
  • Well protected: The lens is sealed against the ingress of dust and water droplets.

Price and availability

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8 is already available to pre-order in the, and stores at a recommended retail price of $296.95.

NIKKOR Z 28mm f2.8 specifications

  • Focal Length: 28mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • Lens Mount: Nikon Z
  • Format Compatibility: Full-Frame
  • Angle of View: 75°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 19 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.2x
  • Optical Design: 9 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Front Filter Size: 52 mm
  • Dimensions: Approx. 71.5mm
  • Maximum Diameter: 43mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
  • Weight: Approx. 5.7 oz (160g)

Last month, Nikon has also introduced its long-awaited and previously announced first mirrorless professional camera. The Nikon Z 9 is aimed primarily at professional photographers who have the highest demands in terms of speed (AF, series pictures), performance, and robustness. Series pictures in raw and a full 45.7 Mpx are possible with 20 photos/second, while 11-Mp even at 120 fps is possible.

About Ankeet Solanki

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