Nikon NIKKOR 28mm f/3.5 PC

Nikon NIKKOR 28mm f/3.5 PC

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 28mm f/3.5 PC

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Manual Focus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 1980-01-01

MSRP Price: N/A

Made in: Japan

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Manual focus wideangle lens with a PC (Perspective Control) shift mechanism, ideal for correcting vertical lines such as you find with architectural subjects.

Nikon NIKKOR 28mm f/3.5 PC Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length28mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm SLR
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingYes
Maximim Aperturef/3.5
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)76°
Optical Information
Lens Elements9
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus Information
FocusManual Focus
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Minimum Focus Distance0.3m
Filter Information
Filter Size72mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions65 x 78mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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Airy Magnien

A very useful lens, despite average optical quality: corners tend to get mushy if the shift is significant. Best used at f/8-f/11 for that reason. Decent performance at night.

Also, it exhibits some barrel (no shift) to wavy distortion (at full shift), which is not easily corrected.

Using it quickly & without tripod requires some training, but that’s certainly worth the effort. With no shift applied, it is still a decent 28mm.

For reference, I’ve tried the Leica (Schneider) PC Super Angulon R (Leitax-mounted) which is at least twice as expensive, but I’d say the Nikkor is the better lens, especially when shifted.

Douglas Seigars

Very interested in this lens myself. What kind of body was this used on? Curious if this lens would be viable on a D850?

Anthony Davey

Works just dandy on my D850, great lens