Nikon released the 'Standard' version of the Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm f2.8 SE (Special Edition) that it previously introduced with Nikon Z fc in June 2021. As the name suggests, the special edition SE lens was a special version that was designed to compliment the Nikon Z fc which have a retro design, and was available both in Silver and Black colors.
The new S 28mm F2.8 covers the full frame sensors of the cameras such as Nikon Z7 Mark II or Nikon Z9 and provides the actual focal length of 28mm which is a classical wideangle reach. On the other side, when used on cameras such as Nikon Z fc or Nikon Z50 with APS-C size sensors, the 35mm equivalent focal range will be 42mm, act more as a 'Normal' or 'Standard' lens.
Below you can see the real life comparison of Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 Standard vs SE vs Nikkor Z 40mm F2.8 lenses. As seen on the comparison, the differences between the 28mm lenses are cosmetics only.
The new S (Standard) version, Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 on the other hand is available only in black color, has a more plain design while sharing almost the same dimensions and weight. The optical design of both of the lenses are identical as we can see form Nikon's specs.
Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 Key Specs
- 28mm Focal Range
- F2.8 Max Aperture
- Filter Thread: 52mm
- Max Format: 35mm FF
- Nikon Z Mount
- 9 Elements in 8 Groups
- 2 aspherical elements
- Weight: 155g
- Diameter x Length: 70mm x 43
- Min Focus Distance:0.19m
- Max Magnification:0.2x
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The optical formula of the new Nikon Nikkor 28mm F2.8 consists of 9 elements in 8 groups, it looks to be a simple design hence the very compact body and low weight. The filter thread on the new 28mm is 52mm. The mimimum focus distance is 0.19m which provides a max magnification of 0.19x.
Below you can see the specs comparison of both versions of Nikon Z 28mm f2.8. Only differences are the slight weight and diameter differences.
| FEATURE and SPECS COMPARISON|
|Model||Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 SE||Nikon Z 28mm F2.8|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z||Nikon Z|
|Max Format||35mm FF||35mm FF|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7||7|
|Minimum Focus Distance||0.19m||0.19m|
|Price||Amazon, B&H Photo||Amazon, B&H Photo|
The new Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 will be available to purchase in Demcember 2021 for $299, same as the SE version.
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