Jump to content

Nikkor Z 28mm F/2.8 Lens

Recommended Posts

  • Editors





Press release:

The Smallest, Lightest NIKKOR Z Prime Lens is Both Affordable and Portable

MELVILLE, NY (November 17, 2021) – Today, Nikon Inc. has announced the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8, a compact and lightweight prime lens for Nikon Z series cameras. This fast aperture, wide-angle lens is small enough to carry anywhere, and is ideal for capturing everyday snapshots, group portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and more.

With a total length of approximately 1.7-inches (43mm) and a weight of about 5.46 oz (155g), this lens is the smallest and lightest1 among NIKKOR Z prime lenses. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 is also a great lens for close-up photography, with a minimum focus distance of just 0.63 ft (0.19m), making it simple to capture detailed photos and videos of food, DIY crafts, fashion and more. Because it is also extremely compact, affordable and versatile, this new lens will appeal to both full-frame and DX-format Nikon Z series mirrorless users.

Primary features of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8:

  • The smallest and lightest NIKKOR Z prime lens to date, with a length of approx. 1.7 inches (43mm) and weight of approx. 5.46 oz (155g).
  • The fast f/2.8 maximum aperture allows for a shallow depth of field with pleasing bokeh as well as exceptional low-light capability, even during hand-held shooting.
  • When mounted on a DX-format camera, such as the Nikon Z fc or Z 50, the focal length becomes a natural 42mm (equivalent to 35mm [135] format).
  • A minimum focus distance of approximately 0.63 ft (0.19m) allows users to get close to their subjects for dynamic photography.
  • Adoption of a multi-focusing system realizes natural rendering across the entire shooting range, as well as fast and accurate AF control, while maintaining a smaller body size.
  • Designed with consideration of dust and drip-resistant performance2 so that it can be taken anywhere with greater confidence.
  • Functions such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to the control ring.
  • Developed with consideration for video recording with extremely quiet operation, effective focus-breathing compensation, and stable exposure.
  • The lens differs cosmetically from the previously announced NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE lens by featuring a modern black finish.

Pricing and Availability

The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens will be available in December 2021 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $299.95*. For more information about the latest Nikon products, including other NIKKOR Z lenses and the entire collection of Z series cameras, please visit nikonusa.com.

The appearance of the product may differ from the photo shown above.

  • Among NIKKOR Z prime lenses for mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, available as of November 17, 2021.
  • Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.

Specifications, equipment, and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

Principal specifications

Lens type - Prime lens
Max Format size - 35mm FF
Focal length - 28 mm
Image stabilization - No
Lens mount - Nikon Z


Maximum aperture - F2.8
Minimum aperture - F16
Aperture ring - No
Number of diaphragm blades - 7


Elements - 9
Groups - 8
Special elements / coatings - 2 aspherical elements


Minimum focus - 0.19 m (7.48″)
Maximum magnification - 0.2×
Autofocus - Yes
Motor type - Stepper motor
Full time manual - No
Focus method - Internal
Distance scale - No
DoF scale - No


Weight - 155 g (0.34 lb)
Diameter - 70 mm (2.76″)
Length - 43 mm (1.69″)
Sealing - No
Colour - Black
Filter thread - 52 mm
Hood supplied - No
Tripod collar - No

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...
  • Editors

Nikon Z 28mm F/2.8 (Se) Lens Review With Samples

Sweet, I'm a total sucker for these retro-styled lenses, and while I really quite liked this one it has the potential to be a bit of a 'love-it-or-hate-it' lens - I can't wait to see the comments section.
All sample pictures taken by me on Nikon Z7 and Zfc cameras.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...