Warning: photographer’s tech talk.
Nikon’s AI-S 28mm ƒ2.8. (weight: 250g, 52mm filtersize, manual focus only. prize tag: around 500$ new)
Nikon let their designers go wild on this one. Instead of a simple 5 element design that every other 28mm f/2.8 lens uses, including the original AF version, this lens has EIGHT elements in EIGHT groups. This allows it a level of correction seen in no other Nikon wide angle lens. This lens is a dream to use. Perfectly straight lines and tack sharp from ƒ2.8 all the way up. It’s one of the sharpest wide-angle lens Nikon has ever build. Plus: The manual focus is a joy to use, you feel like back in the old days when photography was cool and all manual.
Every photographer I know has his own favorite focal range and 28mm is to me the sweet spot. It’s not too wide and not too tight. It sits somewhere in the middle. 28mm is the way I look at things, it just feels natural. A great lens for walk around the town and never get tired of it.
If you own a Nikon slr (or even dslr) this lens is a MUST have. You will love it, hands down.
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