Nikon Prime Lens AF 28mm f2.8


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cichlid

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Hi, anyone have this lens (AF 28mm f2.8)? How's the performance?

I think there a lot of interest in the 50mm/85mm f1.4 & f1.8, how about this?
I've the 50mm 1.8 but found it is not wide enough, always have to step back a lot.
How's the picture quality compared to the 50mm f1.8?

I've enquired, its about $390...affordable...
 

mcn

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Hi, anyone have this lens (AF 28mm f2.8)? How's the performance?

I think there a lot of interest in the 50mm/85mm f1.4 & f1.8, how about this?
I've the 50mm 1.8 but found it is not wide enough, always have to step back a lot.
How's the picture quality compared to the 50mm f1.8?

I've enquired, its about $390...affordable...
 

Yatlapball

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I shoot the 85 and 50 f/1.4 because of their usability in low light.

Since you're talking about the 28/2.8 you have other options available at around this focal length. e.g. Nikkor 35/2 or Sigma 30/1.4
 

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It's an affordable lens with good quality. I own this 28/F2.8 and it's sharper then my Tokin 28-70mm F2.6-F2.8. Tokina must step down to F4 and above to have sharp pics. I compare this against 35/F2 and find that the 35mm is way off my budget so I settled for this and 28 to 35 it's not that much diff in terms of focual length. Hope this helps!
 

cichlid

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It's an affordable lens with good quality. I own this 28/F2.8 and it's sharper then my Tokin 28-70mm F2.6-F2.8. Tokina must step down to F4 and above to have sharp pics. I compare this against 35/F2 and find that the 35mm is way off my budget so I settled for this and 28 to 35 it's not that much diff in terms of focual length. Hope this helps!
yes thank u :)
 

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My experience was with a older non-D first generation AF28/2.8, the one with a thin focusing ring. I did not like the results at all, when compared to AI and AIS 28/2.8 versions. I found that the performance was closer to that of the E28/2.8, which incidentally has the same optical formula. I owned all these lenses and used then extensively back then, although never had them side-by-side.

My opinion would be to forget the 28/2.8 and get the 35/2. While the 35/2 is expensive, but its optical performance is IMHO way above that of the 28/2.8.
 

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