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Nikon NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8 ai

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-12-12

Nikon NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8 ai

A non-Ai version of this lens was made between 1974-1977.
I have here tested the Ai version which have the same optics as the older and it was made between 1977-1981.
Was replaced by the Ai-s version which has improved optics and is still being made today.

Specs:

Focal length:
28mm
Weight:
240g
Optical design:
7 elements in 7 groups
Mount:
Nikon F-mount (ai)
Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
7 bladed aperure
Covers:
Standard 35mm film size
(24×36 mm negative)
Closest Focus:
About 0.3m (1ft)
Filter Size:
52mm (non-rotating)


Image quality


Analogue B&W film
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai


Bokeh
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
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                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai
Nikon NIKKOR
                                                      28mm f/2.8 ai








Digital
Nikon
                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
Download full size image. Here
f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22


Bokeh
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
Nikon
                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai



Flare / Backlight
Nikon NIKKOR 28mm
                                              f/2.8 ai



Extra Sample
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
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                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai
Nikon
                                                          NIKKOR 28mm
                                                          f/2.8 ai



More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/nikon-nikkor-28mm-f2-8-ai/



Filming
Nikon NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8
                                            ai



Build quality

Like most NIKKOR lenses this is very well made.
All metal and are very well put together so it's solid as a rock.


Conclusion

Lovely lens at more or less all points.

Image quality wide open is nice and sharp and fairly well corrected for a flat focal plane.
So no that much corner softness at infinity.
Stop it down a little and it goes from good to great and can give some very nice quality images.
Bokeh looks also nice and it handles flare and backlight well.

Nikkor lenses rarely disappoints and this is no exception.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Bokeh, flare and backlight
Build quality and feel

Thumbs down:




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