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Nikkor AF 28mm on a Nikon Df

Review Nikkor AF 28mm ƒ1:2,8 on a Nikon Dƒ

One of the main reasons for buying an expensive Nikon Df is that you may mount most Nikon lenses from the last 50 years.
The funny thing is that you get an old common 28mm, ƒ1:2,8 Nikkor AF lens for less than 180 € at ebay – cool price, but does this lens will perfectly work on a Df?


In my first review I checked out the Nikkor AF 28mm ƒ1:2,8 the weekend at Salzburg before last. Lucky me because weather was fine and sunny, so I captured one of the first examples.


As you can image, the distortion is quite driving – but it doesn’t matter when you’re taking landscape images, or you fix it in your processing via Lightroom later.

Anyway – the nice thing with this lens is, that you get a colorful picture with a great vignette, it reminds me a bit of those old positive filmstrips.
The lens in combination with a Nikon Dƒ works perfectly and fastly too – okay, it’s not a modern lens with a silent wave auto focus, but it runs perfectly – even with the manual focus settings you have no problems to get your picture razor sharp.

If you wish variations on distortion, you may develop your pictures in Lightroom – in the pictures below you can see the lens alterations and the processing with VSCO Film Pack 04


My next test using the 28mm was more delicate – trying to catch Leopold and Frank on a fast Quad moving beside me. I posted myself only 1,5 meters away from the first track and set the autofocus in the continuous mode. These guys drove a bit too fast, so the old lens with the autofocus clutch didn’t react as spontaneous as I wanted.



Whatever the case, the Nikkor AF 28mm work perfectly with a Nikon Dƒ, it delivers a cool vignette and colorful pictures, it is fast enough for the most situations and got a great wide angle. Just a fine lens that you can easily use with your Dƒ – the best is the road price for a used one at ebay.



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