Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor  28mm f/2.8 AIS
$859
28 mm
manual focus prime lens
f/2.8

reviewswhat are people saying

"This is one of Nikon's best manual focus lenses they or any one else has ever built! It's extremely sharp and the construction is typical Nikon AIS Manual Focus build... Smooth and strong! A must have if you shoot any of Nikon's Manual Cameras. It works like a dream."

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"The resolving power of this lens is just ridiculous. It's just as good, if not better, than some Leica glass. Extremely sharp, light, small, built like a tank, dirt cheap for how good it is."

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"Too bad they didn't keep the same design on the AF-D version (which is very modest compared to the predecessor)."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AIS vs other Digital camera lenses

Diameter Small diameter Help
64 mm
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Length Quite short Help
46 mm
Weight Very light Help
249 g

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AIS vs other Digital camera lenses

Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

Cons

The Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AIS vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Manual focus only Help
Focus yourself
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
28 mm

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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28 mm
Max focal length
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28 mm
below average below average
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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Unknown

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/22
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/22

Features

Auto focus
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No
below average below average
Focus motor
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None
below average below average
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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46 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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64 mm
above average above average
Filter size
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52 mm
Weight
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249 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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65.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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65.5°
below average below average
Wide vertical
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46.4°
Telephoto vertical
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46.4°
Wide diagonal
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75.4°
Telephoto diagonal
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75.4°
below average below average

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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45.7°
Telephoto horizontal
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45.7°
Wide vertical
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31.5°
Telephoto vertical
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31.5°
Wide diagonal
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53.8°
Telephoto diagonal
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53.8°

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DiscussionWhat do you think about the Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS lens?

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ajoy (3:29 PM, August 18, 2013)
I also agree. For prime lenses you should greyout (if not delete) the following
. Zoom

Have only one of the following
. Telephoto
. Normal
. Wide Angle
. Fisheye


If it is a manual focus then the following have no meaning
. Image stabilization
. Autofocus
. Silent wave motor


In short tune the comments to the type of lense
 
Sid (8:44 AM, November 26, 2012)
Hi there, I think you need to revisit the criteria you have set for the reviews you have for different lenses. When a photographer wants to buy a lens and looks for specs and reviews online, these specs and reviews should help him make a decision. For example, you say that one of the cons of this lens is that it is a "poor telephoto lens". You say the zoom range is "below average", and that fisheye is "none". Really!! How many photographers you think would be in the market looking for reviews on one of the best 28mm prime lenses ever made, and then reject it because it is either a "poor telephoto lens", has "below average" zoom, or has no fisheye? You have basically taken a set of general criteria and tried to fit it to every lens... which actually defeats the purpose, because lenses are made for different purposes. Comparing a wide angle prime lens to a telephoto zoom is like comparing chalk and cheese. I hope you'll take some of these suggestions into account to make your website a little more useful. Thanks.