Summary

Highly Recommended awardThe Nikon 28/1.8G is a good lens but it's not cheap. Indeed the price is perhaps the biggest disappointment for potential buyers of this lens. The performance is pretty good but you need to stop down to f4.0 or even f5.6 for the sharpest results across the frame, and if your sample is like mine you'll also need to correct for a focus-shift as the aperture is closed to get flawless performance. Overall it is a worthy addition to the current offering of short primes, but its flaws prevent our top award; I can however still award it a Recommended rating.

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Nikon 28mm f1.8G review
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Nikon Nikkor AF-S 28mm f1.8G sample images

The following images were taken with a Nikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G lens mounted on a Nikon D800 body. Most of the images are RAW files developed in Lightroom 4 with Adobe standard settings, no lens profiles, CA-red=ON, NRed=OFF, sharpening=70/0.5/36/10. The individual exposure details are listed for each image.All of the images below are available to download in their original formats for analysis; click the photo to access the files at flickr. These files are for personal evaluation only and cannot be used in another publication or website without permission.See my Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.8G review for more details.
Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/2000, f1.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28-1.8G @1.8 52706
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Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/4000, f1.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28-1.8G @1.8 52720
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Door, Aperture Priority, 1/500, f1.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Door 53033
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Bricks, Aperture Priority, 1/500, f5.6, 100 ISO, 28mm
Old Castle 53011
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Landscape, Aperture Priority, 1/8000, f1.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f1.8 52876
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Landscape, Aperture Priority, 1/6400, f2, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f2.0 52877
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Landscape, Aperture Priority, 1/4000, f2.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f2.8 52878
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Landscape, Aperture Priority, 1/2000, f4, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f4.0 52879
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Landscape, Aperture Priority, 1/1000, f5.6, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f5.6 52880
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Landscape, Aperture Priority, 1/500, f8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f8 52881
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Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/3200, f1.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f1.8 52857
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Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/2500, f2, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f2.0 52858
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Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/1600, f2.8, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f2.8 52859
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Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/800, f4, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f4.0 52860
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Macro, Aperture Priority, 1/400, f5.6, 100 ISO, 28mm
Nikon AF-S 28f1.8G @f5.6 52861
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