Nikon’s newest NIKKOR lens is a fast, wide-angle 28mm f/1.8 fixed focal length in Nikon’s FX-format – for full frame DSLRs like the D800. It will be available in the US from the end of May 2012 at about US$700.
The new lens can also be used on DX-format cameras – such as the D3200 which was launched at the same time.
Used with DX-format cameras, the equivalent focal length will be 42mm.
New technologies used in the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G include Nano Crystal Coat and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM), enhancing image quality and rendering capabilities.
The Nano Crystal Coat prevents internal reflections that cause ghost and flare while the SWM enables extremely quiet autofocusing.
Two focus modes are offered: M/A (autofocus with manual override, MF priority) and M (manual focus).