Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 28mm f/1.4E

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2017-05-31

MSRP Price: $1999.95

Made in: Thailand

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: A fast and versatile wide-angle prime, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED from Nikon is a flexible lens designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs. Pairing with the comfortable focal length is the bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which benefits working in low-light conditions and also offers increased control over depth of field. The optical construction utilizes extra low-dispersion glass to correct chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color fidelity, and a Nano Crystal Coat has also been applied to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

Photography Life Review Summary: Nikon stuffed the 28mm f/1.4E with everything in its arsenal to make it an outstanding lens and it certainly paid off – I am sure that for many years in the future, it will be regarded as one of Nikon’s finest. And that’s what I expected to see from this lens in the first place…after-all, the Nikon 28mm f/1.4D it replaced had always received high praises from photographers all over the world, so it had to live up to those expectations. Read the full Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED Review by Photography Life.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length28mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.17x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)53°
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)75°
Optical Information
Lens Elements14
Lens Groups11
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements2
Aspherical Elements3
Nano Crystal CoatYes
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Fluorine CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.92 ft. (0.28m) from focal plane
Electronic DiaphragmYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions3.2 in. (83 mm) x 3.9 in. (100.5 mm)
Weight22.8 oz. (645 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesLC-77 Snap-On Front Lens Cap 77mm, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-83 Bayonet Lens Hood, CL-1118 Soft Lens Case

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED MTF Chart

Image Samples

Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Image Sample (24) Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Image Sample (20) Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Image Sample (12)

Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Image Sample (3) Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Image Sample (6) Nikon 28mm f/1.4E Image Sample (8)


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I’m seriously thinking of purchasing this lens before I go to Lord Howe Island as it it’s resolution and other characteristics make it a prime choice “ if you will forgive the pun “!
I figure it would be useful in Mountain photography as well as street photography and would be a great lens to take “ as I work through my travel “ bucket list “..!

Micha Theiner

Hi, I really do like your reviews very much and wonder if you will also do one about this lens. I have it in the moment on loan from NPS for two weeks and find the results superb. With best wishes and thanks for all your amazing work!!

Troy Phillips

Can’t wait until you guys do a real world test of my most used wide angle focal lenght. I really love this focal lenght. It’s wide and tells a story without being so wide as to loose the subject. For me it is a very versatile focal lenght.