Nikon 28mm AF-S 1.8G Experience // Without the typical technical jargon

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becomeAchildAgain Junior Member • Posts: 30
Nikon 28mm AF-S 1.8G Experience // Without the typical technical jargon


Thought I could share a very recent experience with the Nikon 28mm AF-S f1.8G without the typical technical details found on most review sites..

I was a guest at a wedding this past weekend and only had this lens on my D3 body.. I've come to love this focal length; in the past I've been mainly using a nikon 20mm f2.8D on cropped body (D300 / D200) and loved the combo.. but thought I should start using the 28mm on the D3 more often..

the main advantage of the 20mm in my experience was the faster focus , and certainly the smaller size.. other than that the 28mm is amazing in IQ and is a little wider compared to my use of 20mm ..

Most of the shots below were at either f1.8, f2, or f2.2.. I found that I hit the focus better when at f2 or higher than at f1.8 (could be user issue).. I also thought it hunted a little in the lighting conditions below but not too much hunting that would stop me from using it... I also found that focusing at f1.8 using other than the center focus point was not always accurate ..

Below were mainly in Manual Mode, and certainly always made sure I'm out of the hired photographers/videographers ways in taking those shots

Adjustments made to the below in LR4 were mainly WB, tonal adjustments, a little noise reduction (no sharpening) and downsizing on export...

Now i feel i want to try the new Sigma 35mm f1.4 (being f1.4) although i always feel i like wider when using any of iphone 5 (33mm equiv.), sigma 30mm on Nex-5n (45mm equiv.) and 20mm on D300 (30mm equiv.)..

the new nikon Coolpix A might be looked at.. or Fuji 100s with wide angle converter..



f1.8, 1/400, ISO360, +0.3 Bias, focus is not spot on but still thought I should include the sample

f2.2, 1/400, ISO640, +1

f2.2, 1/125, ISO220, -0.3

f2.2, 1/125, ISO200, -0.3

f1.8, 1/100, ISO800

f1.8, 1/100, ISO200

 becomeAchildAgain's gear list:becomeAchildAgain's gear list
Nikon D3 Sony Alpha a7 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D +1 more
Nikon D200 Nikon D3 Nikon D300 Sony Alpha NEX-5N
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