The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 and the Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S is the longer of the two lenses at 86mm. The Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 with a length of 43mm is 43mm shorter. On the other hand, the Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 has a larger diameter of 70mm compared to Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S's 61mm diameter.
Below you can find the scaled side by side image of Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 and Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S to get a better idea of how their size compare in real life.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 weighs 155g, which means it is 215g (58%) lighter than the Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S which has a weight of 370g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon Z Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Prime Lenses in Nikon Z Mount for Size Comparison
Both Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 and Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S has the same Nikon Z lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon Z lenses are Nikon Z30, Nikon Z9 and Nikon Z fc.
Nikon Z 28mm F2.8 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 28mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42mm.
Nikon Z 35mm F1.8 S is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 35mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5mm.