Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D

Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1999-01-01

MSRP Price: $64

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Compact and lightweight versatile zoom lens

Nikon AF NIKKOR 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length28-80mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2.86x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22
Optical Information
Lens Elements8
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades7
Aspherical Elements1 Aspherical lens element
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.4m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size58mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialPlastic
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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Sunil Chukka

Hello all,

I own a Nikon D610 and looking for a cheap lens for regular photography. I found this lens on and still deciding to buy this or not. Thank you for your reviews. I will buy it now as I am confident it will suit my purpose.

I also purchased the D610 on after reading the review on this website. Thank you, for your wonderful reviews and articles.

David James

This lens came as a kit component with a camera purchase. I was initially put off by its plastic construction – and then quickly won over by its performance. The materials from which it is constructed stand up well to serious amateur use and have the advantage of making this lens much lighter than my much more expensive and heavier 24-120mm f.4. Another advantage is that it has less distortion than the latter. Its light weight makes for an ideal ‘walkabout’ lens and, importantly, it is pin-sharp with little vignetting. I still use it on my full frame D810. It is no longer in production but you could find one in good condition for mere pocket-money.

Alistair Long

Recently bought one at a giveaway price of €65.00 from It’s lightweight and cheaply made but the image quality from my D750 is excellent. A little gem.

Gary Jackson

Thanks for your information I have been looking at buying one I also own a D750

Eugene Braack

I bought this lens for the equivalent of about US$50. I had read a couple of ancient reviews that claimed it is a surprisingly sharp lens for the low price, and they weren’t wrong. This lens is REALLY sharp – not professional sharp, but very sharp for an amateur photographer. Also, the lens is very light compared to my other mid-range zoom lenses, so it eases the weight burden when I’m hiking or carting lots of camera equipment around.
The lens is very plastic and does not have the heft of many other metal-built Nikon lenses, but don’t be fooled by the light weight – this lens punches far above its weight class. All the shots I’ve taken have left me smiling at the sharp and nice contrast images – an incredible bargain and instant new walkabout favourite lens for me. Buy this lens if you need a mid-range zoom – you wont regret it. A secret cheap Nikon gem.