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 Type||Prime Lens|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Format||Full Frame / FX|
|Compatible Format(s)||35mm SLR|
|Compatible with Teleconverters||No|
|Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)||No|
|Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)||76°|
|Built-in Focus Motor||No|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.3m|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Weather / Dust Sealing||No|
|Dimensions||65 x 78mm|
|Available in Colors||Black|
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.
Very interested in this lens myself. What kind of body was this used on? Curious if this lens would be viable on a D850?