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Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AFD


Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Thu 28-Feb-13 06:52 AM

SO even though I have 3 lovely pro quality zooms and shoot DX I have just bought a Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AFD. Why? Well because I was really enjoying using the 50mm f1.8 AFD and wanted something wider. The 24mm was just too expensive. I used to have the 28mm but not the D version in the mid 1990s and wasn't overly impressed. So I did ponder about this one. Reviews are mixed and it is generally regarded as not one of Nikon's best - OK but not brilliant, especially at wide apertures.

Now because most of my work is outside in bright sun, I rarely shoot wide open, so that bit didn't bother me, but I was still a tad wary. Finally I bit the bullet and bought one yesterday. It's totally better than anything I could have hoped for! Shooting at 100 ISO at f9 on my D2Xs it is as sharp as any lens I have - including the 50mm f1.8 or 60mm f2.8 AFD Macro.

Now is this what everyone else has found? or can my eyes be deceiving me? This is a great lens, especially for the money... but regardless of the cost it is still a great lens...

Anyone found this as well?

D3X + 20mm f2.8 AFD + 105mm f2.8 AFD + 300mm f4 AFS

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