This month, we’re introducing an awesome new wide angle lens to fill the gap between our 24mm and 35mm NIKKOR lenses. A welcome addition to our range of FX-format prime lenses, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G boasts a new optical design that makes it a perfect match for today’s high-resolution D-SLRs.

We think it’s the perfect lens for any wide-angle enthusiast – and here’s why:

Wide appeal

The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G has a large (f/1.8) aperture to deliver sharper shots in low light and enables wonderfully smooth bokeh (the aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image). The 28mm focal length lets you put subjects in a wide, pronounced perspective – ideal for shooting in confined spaces, capturing stunning vistas or photographing cityscapes and street scenes – while the improved optical construction controls unwanted distortion.

An image of the AF-S NIKKOR 28MM F/1.8G lens
Image © Nikon / I Am Nikon

Broad advantage

Equipped with a brand new optical design, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G supports the increasing resolution of modern D-SLRs with sharp, beautifully rendered stills and movies. Two aspherical lens elements effectively minimise aberrations and correct the distortion that can occur with a wide angle of view. Our exclusive Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare, and Silent Wave Motor (SWM) gives you discreet, but accurate autofocus.

Compact and durable

With a weather sealed mount and weighing just 330g, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a solid yet lightweight and compact option that fits easily into your kit bag. Compatible with Nikon FX-format D-SLRs, it offers a 42 mm (equivalent) focal length (when used with Nikon DX-format D-SLRs) and is fully compatible with entry-level models that do not have a built-in autofocus motor.

You can see some photographs taken using the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G in our Flickr photostream below.

What are your tips for manipulating out of focus points of light? Have you taken any great images recently using shallow focus techniques? Does the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G sound like the lens for you? Let us know by using the comments box below.

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