Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G review - A stellar performer

By David Newton - Friday, January 04, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G lens performance | AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G versus competition | Conclusion

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G is a highly competitive lens. It is very well priced for the quality it offers and for a prime wide-angle lens the optical performance is, quite simply, staggering. Whatever genre of photography you enjoy, from landscapes to travel, reportage or architecture, the 28mm f/1.8G will ensure you capture the scene as accurately as possible. If you’re looking for an FX-fit wide-angle lens to mount on your Nikon FX camera, the 28mm f/1.8G represents not just the ‘best’ choice in terms of optical performance, but also the ‘smart’ choice because the performance per pound/dollar/euro ratio is so high. It is going to take a quite special lens from the third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron and Zeiss to knock the Nikkor from its perch as the king of Nikon FX format wide-angle prime lenses.