Nikon has developed several small, light, and relatively inexpensive prime lenses for their mirrorless Z cameras. I’ve been shooting with several of them.
The smallest is the 26mm ƒ/2.8, a tiny, take-anywhere pancake lens. It’s priced at around $500.
The lens I’m focusing on here is the 28mm ƒ/2.8. It’s another small, light, take-anywhere everyday shooting lens designed for Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras.
I’ve posted a detailed hands-on review separately, but here’s the short version: it’s not quite as wide and not quite as small as the 26mm, but it’s priced at a significantly lower price, at around $300. So it’s one of the cheapest lenses in Nikon’s range. 
The purpose of this post is to share some sample images that I’ve taken with the Nikon Z 28mm ƒ/2.8. These were shot on a Nikon Zf and a Nikon Z8. Those cameras have basic corrections for issues like lens distortion and vignetting in-camera, and I’ve left those settings on their default ON positions.
Nikon Z 28mm Sample Photos
You can click on each image to open a full-size version for a closer look. The purpose here is to include a range of scenes under different conditions that might show up strengths and weaknesses of the lens visually.
Many of these were shot wide open, in part because that’s how I often shoot, and in part because if I’m using a fast lens, I want to take maximum advantage of that.
Price & Availability of the Nikon Z 28mm ƒ/2.8
Nikon has set the MSRP of the 28mm ƒ/2.8 at $299. There’s also a special edition with retro styling on the exterior this is priced around $10 higher.
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