I did a Blog about the new Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G AF-S Lens some time ago and now I have captured a number of images to get an idea of the capabilities of this lens. I have not had a wide angle prime lens for some time now and as I really like prime lenses with their large apertures, I was keen to find out what this lens was all about. I do not care too much about the specifications and technical aspects of lenses apart from the aperture which is important to me. The main criteria to me is that I really like the images that they capture and I am becoming quite keen on this lens. I wanted a lens around the 24-35mm focal length and this 28mm f/1.8 lens seemed to suit my needs. Previous lenses I had in this focal length range were zooms with apertures of f/3.5-4.5 and I am finding the f/1.8 with this lens very nice.

Fern, Rosser Park, Gold Coast

The above image was captured with the Nikon 28mm f/1.8 lens at f/8, 1/125 second, ISO 200, with a Nikon D700 camera. Being a 28mm lens the angle of view is very wide and you need to get quite close to your subject for this type of photograph.

I wanted to try the lens at f/1.8 and this is the setting I used for the following image below. At f/1.8 the depth of field if very narrow and as you see from the image all of the fern frond is not quite in focus In general the lens stopped down to f/1.8 is quite sharp which is good for such a small aperture, as you stop down to smaller apertures it becomes even sharper.  I really like the shallow depth of field which can be achieved with this type of lens.

Fern Frond, Rosser Park, Gold Coast

The image below of the trees with shadows and severe back lighting has also been captured with the 28mm lens.

Shadows, Rosser park, Gold Coast

The above back lit image of the trees has been captured at f/10, 1/250 second at ISO200, again with the D700 camera.

I believe I will be using this lens often for landscape photography and will be really looking forward to trying the lens out for some night photography and star scapes so stay tuned.

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