Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, 1/200, F2.5, ISO100, Photo by M.Ito

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G

[Zoom] Wide-zoom | Standard-zoom | Tele-zoom | High-zoom
[Fixed-focal] Wide angle | Standard | Telephoto | Macro

28mm is a useful focal length because it captures almost the entire field of vision when we look things consciously. This lens covering the full frame has a high-speed F1.8 and comes in handy in dark situations such as indoor location with weak lighting or twinkling night scenes. And, even though it's a wide angle lens, it generates smooth bokeh. The resolution is extremely high. It's sharp enough wide open and becomes even sharper by stopping down. Some chromatic aberration is noticeable at close distance, but it's gone by choosing different distance and stopping down. Overall, this is a versatile lens that covers from everyday shooting to special assignments.

( Photography : M.Ito / Text : KIMURAX )

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, 1/3200, F1.8, ISO100, Photo by M.Ito

Even ordinary-shaped fruits look different by utilizing the bokeh wide open and it looks like a shot of countless point light sources. Usually, bokeh works to emphasize the focused subject, but the reverse is true on this image.

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, 1/160, F1.8, ISO100, Photo by M.Ito

The minimum focus distance is 25cm. the front and back bokeh are nice and smooth. This exaggerated perspective is unique to a wide angle lens.

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, 1/400, F1.8, ISO100, Photo by M.Ito

The resolution is excellent wide open. It's neither too crispy nor too loose.

Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, 1/40, F3.5, ISO100, Photo by M.Ito

Just stopping by 1.5 steps brings this amazing sharpness. The lines are so sharp and the distortion is almost nonexistent. High speed is justice because it easifies handheld shooting.