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Nikon Announces Non-SE Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 Prime Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

18 November 2021

Nikon has announced the non-SE version of its drip-resistant Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 lens. Changes from the SE version announced in June are limited to minor weight and size differences from the modern black finish.

At 1.7 inches long and weighing 5.46 oz., it's the smallest and lightest Nikkor Z prime lens. Its control ring can be configured to adjust aperture and exposure compensation. The company noted its "extremely quiet operation" was particularly beneficial for video recording.


Highlights of the new prime include:

  • Z-Mount lens
  • FX format
  • Aperture Range: f2.8 to f16
  • Two aspherical elements
  • Super integrated coating
  • Dual stepping motor autofocus system
  • Programmable control ring
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm


Specifications for the 28mm include:

Mount Nikon Z
Focal Length 28mm (42mm equivalent)
Aperture f2.8 to f16
7 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View DX: 53°
FX: 75°
Minimum Focus 7.5 inches
Magnification 0.2x
Optical Design 9 elements in 8 groups
2 aspherical elements
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 52mm
Dimensions 2.8 x 1.7 inches
Weight 5.5 oz.


Nikon said the Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 lens will be available in December for $299.95. B&H is now accepting pre-orders.

Nikon Releases the Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 for the Nikon Z Mount System

The Smallest, Lightest Nikkor Z Prime Lens is Both Affordable and Portable

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Today, Nikon Inc. has announced the Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8, a compact and lightweight prime lens for Nikon Z series cameras. This fast aperture, wide-angle lens is small enough to carry anywhere and is ideal for capturing everyday snapshots, group portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and more.

With a total length of approximately 1.7-inches (43mm) and a weight of about 5.46 oz (155g), this lens is the smallest and lightest1 Nikkor Z prime lenses. The Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 is also a great lens for close-up photography, with a minimum focus distance of just 0.63 ft (0.19m), making it simple to capture detailed photos and videos of food, DIY crafts, fashion and more. Because it is also extremely compact, affordable and versatile, this new lens will appeal to both full-frame and DX-format Nikon Z series mirrorless users.

Primary features of the Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8:

  • The smallest and lightest Nikkor Z prime lens to date, with a length of approx. 1.7 inches (43mm) and weight of approx. 5.46 oz (155g).
  • The fast f2.8 maximum aperture allows for a shallow depth of field with pleasing bokeh as well as exceptional low-light capability, even during hand-held shooting.
  • When mounted on a DX-format camera, such as the Nikon Z fc or Z 50, the focal length becomes a natural 42mm (equivalent to 35mm [Fn 135] format).
  • A minimum focus distance of approximately 0.63 ft (0.19m) allows users to get close to their subjects for dynamic photography.
  • Adoption of a multi-focusing system realizes natural rendering across the entire shooting range, as well as fast and accurate AF control, while maintaining a smaller body size.
  • Designed with consideration of dust and drip-resistant performance2 so that it can be taken anywhere with greater confidence.
  • Functions such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to the control ring.
  • Developed with consideration for video recording with extremely quiet operation, effective focus-breathing

compensation and stable exposure.

  • The lens differs cosmetically from the previously announced Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 SE lens by featuring a modern black finish.

Pricing and Availability

The Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 lens will be available in December for a suggested retail price of $299.95. For more information about the latest Nikon products, including other Nikkor Z lenses and the entire collection of Z series cameras, please visit

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