Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 Sample Images

The Nikon Z 28mm ƒ/2.8 is small, light, and very reasonably priced. Here are some photos I’ve taken with it.

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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.

Nikon Z NIKKOR 28mm f2.8. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com

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. [1]

Nikon Z 26mm f2.8 lens and Nikon Z 28mm f2.8. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
On the left is the Nikon Z 26mm ƒ/2.8. On the right is the Nikon Z 28mm ƒ/2.8.

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.

Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/1250 sec, and at ISO 100.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Z8 with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/4, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 90.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 800.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Z8 with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 1000.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 720.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/8 sec, and at ISO 100.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 2800.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/50 sec, and at ISO 100.
. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/800 sec, and at ISO 100.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 720.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/3.5, shutter speed of 1/800 sec, and at ISO 100.
. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 280.
. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/1000 sec, and at ISO 100.
. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/80 sec, and at ISO 100.
. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/4.5, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 900.
. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/1250 sec, and at ISO 100.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 900.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 2200.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/250 sec, and at ISO 7200.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 450.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 3600.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 2000.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/1000 sec, and at ISO 100.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/2.8, shutter speed of 1/30 sec, and at ISO 2500.
Nikon Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Lens Sample Image. Photo by David Coleman - havecamerawilltravel.com
Taken with a Nikon Zf with a Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 lens at 28mm with an aperture of ƒ/3.2, shutter speed of 1/1000 sec, and at ISO 100.

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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It’s a relatively new lens, but I have seen some turning up on the used market.

Some good places to look are:

  1. There’s also a special edition with retro styling for a little more.[]
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