Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8, price tag £249 / €289, its smallest and lightest full-frame Z series prime lens to date. It’s the non-SE (Special Edition) version of the Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) that was announced with the Nikon Z fc. Optically, the two lenses are the same it’s just the finish of the barrel and therefore the weight that’s different.
Boasting a fast aperture and a budget price tag, the new NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 is aimed at street photographers, as well as landscapes and portraits, and promises natural-looking bokeh.
The new Nikon Z lens weighs just 155g and measures 43mm long, making it small enough to slip into a coat pocket. Its minimum focus distance of 0.19m also means you can get close to your subjects.
Videographers will benefit from a quiet stepping motor that delivers fast, silent AF performance, while focus breathing is reduced, allowing you to adjust focus without affecting your angle of view.
Other features include weather sealing against dust and water, and a silent control ring that you can customise to control focus, aperture, exposure compensation or ISO.
The Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 release date will be in the winter of 2021. For more Nikon lenses, check out our guide to the best Nikon Z lenses you can buy today.
Follow the link to read our Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) review.