Nikon today announces a new fast aperture wide-angle prime lens — the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G.

A welcome addition to Nikon’s range of FX-format prime lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G boasts a new optical design that makes it a perfect match for today’s high-resolution D-SLRs. Its large (f/1.8) aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and enables wonderfully smooth bokeh. The new optical construction results in beautifully rendered images.

Romi Jacobs, the Chief Brand Officer for Nikon in South Africa, says: “This highly anticipated lens sees Nikon expand its already extensive range of wide-angle lenses, and fill the gap between the 24mm and 35mm NIKKOR lenses perfectly. The 28 mm focal length lets you put subjects in a wide, pronounced perspective, while the improved optical construction controls unwanted distortion. It’s ideal for any wide-angle enthusiast’s kit bag.”

Wide appeal

Fast and compact, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G is a great choice for photographers who want to shoot wide-angle images, and get the best out of a high-resolution D-SLR. The 28 mm focal length is ideal for shooting in confined spaces, capturing stunning vistas or photographing cityscapes and street scenes. The large f/1.8 aperture delivers sharper shots in low light and achieves a perfect balance of sharpness and bokeh, singling out subjects beautifully. The fast aperture also provides a bright viewfinder image.

Broad advantage

Equipped with a brand new optical design, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G supports the increasing resolution of modern D-SLRs with sharp, beautifully rendered stills and movies. Two aspherical lens elements effectively minimize aberrations and correct the distortion that can occur with a wide angle of view. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare, and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures discreet but accurate autofocus.

Compact and durable

With a weather sealed mount and weighing just 330g, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm F/1.8G is a solid yet lightweight and compact option that will fit easily into any kit bag. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 42 mm (equivalent) focal length when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs and is fully compatible with entry-level models that do not have a built-in autofocus motor.


The lens is supplied with bayonet lens hood HB-64 and lens pouch CL-0915.


Focal length

28 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Angle of view (135)


Angle of view (DX)


Lens construction

11 elements in 9 groups

Nano Crystal Coat


Aspherical lens element


Minimum focus distance

0.25 m/0.85 ft

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm

7 (rounded)

Focusing system

Rear focusing

AF drive system

Built-in SWM



VR effect


Filter-attachment size

67 mm

Attachment ring


Lens hood

HB-64 (supplied)


CL-0915 (supplied)

Distance scale


Lens mount material


Max. diameter x length

Approx. 73.0 x 80.5 mm/

2.9 x 3.2 in.


Approx. 330 g/11.6 oz