The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a compact and lightweight wide-angle FX-format prime lens, created to complement the design of the Z fc camera body.
The "(SE)" on the lens model stands for "Special Edition". Inheriting its design from classic NIKKOR lenses, features such as knurling, control ring and typeface of manual lenses, are faithfully reproduced to represent the designs of the Nikon FM2 film SLR camera era.
Perfect for everyday wide-angle snapshots or even up-close photography, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is your optimal partner with its 28mm focal length, fast f/2.8 maximum aperture and minimum focus distance of 0.19m.
Extremely portable and lightweight, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is ideal to carry around for daily snapshots of landscapes, cityscapes, and subjects with a length of approximately 43mm and weight of approximately 160g. Built to minimise aberration when shooting close-up while maintaining fast and accurate autofocus control, the lens adopts a multi-focusing system1 for precise shooting.
Created for durability and ease of use, the lens is designed with consideration for dust- and drip-resistant performance2, while functions such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned to the control ring.
When mounted on a DX-format camera, images can be captured at the standard 42mm3 angle of view.
1Multiple AF drive units work together to control the position of multiple focus lens groups with great precision for superior image formation performance regardless of shooting distance.
2Thorough dust- and drip-resistance is not guaranteed in all situations or under all conditions.
3Equivalent in 35mm  format.
1. Key Features
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a special edition lens with a different design to the usual NIKKOR Z models and ideally matches the Z fc, a new DX-format mirrorless camera that conveys the atmosphere of the FM2. It is inspired by the design of the manual NIKKOR lenses released at the time of that iconic Nikon film camera. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) features knurling design that is an authentic reproduction based on examination of the original NIKKOR blueprints. The bottom body design prevents slipping and the lens also features an eye-catching control ring that inspires operation. While achieving high usability packed in an iconic design, this lens triggers your motivation for shooting.
Featuring a length of only 43 mm/1.7 in. and weight of only approx. 160 g/5.7 oz., you can take this outstandingly light and compact lens in the NIKKOR Z prime lens lineup anywhere, supporting the capture of daily snapshots much more comfortably and intuitively. What’s more, you can respond immediately to any unexpected shutter opportunities without extending the lens for shooting.
By utilizing the 28-mm angle of view, this lens is perfect for everyday snapshots that include a wide background scene. When this lens is attached to a DX-format camera, the angle of view will be that of a standard 42-mm equivalent lens, transforming it into a more versatile lens.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) realizes a minimum focus distance of 0.19m, letting you achieve precise focus even when you get closer to a subject for situations such as taking a tabletop photo in a café. Together with the wide-angle view, it demonstrates soft bokeh in the background, allowing you to enjoy impressive images that emphasize perspective.
With the maximum aperture of f/2.8, sharp images with minimal blur can be obtained by using higher shutter speeds even in low-light situations, ensuring reliable handheld shooting. Also, the fast aperture enables you to capture images utilizing a shallow depth of field with soft bokeh in the background, especially when shooting subjects at short distances.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is the first non-S-Line lens to adopt a multi-focusing system that controls the position of multiple focusing lens groups precisely by utilizing multiple AF drive units. Employing two STMs (stepping motors) in the AF mechanism enables outstandingly quiet, fast and accurate operation. While achieving a short minimum focus distance of 0.19m, this system also contributes greatly to improving optical performance for subjects at short distances by effectively compensating aberrations.
The lens has been designed carefully considering dust- and drip-resistant performance* with a sealing that prevents any dust or water droplets from entering the lens.
*Perfect dustproof and waterproof performance is not guaranteed under all conditions.
Drive sounds caused by AF and aperture control are minimized. Operational sound is also reduced with a control ring that allows click-less operation, letting you record in quiet situations without worrying about any annoying sounds being recorded. Taking advantage of its light and compact body, the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is ideal for webcam or V-log use.
Smooth operation of the control ring enables natural movie expression by realizing gradual and smooth change of focus and brightness. Functions that can be assigned by the camera to the control ring include focus (M/A), ISO sensitivity, aperture and exposure compensation, thus providing more intuitive operation.
This function effectively reduces shifting of the angle of view that is likely to occur when adjusting focus, allowing users to freely change focus position after setting a composition.
Permits smooth and stable aperture control that delivers natural exposure changes when recording.
The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) employs a diaphragm unit with its own drive mechanism, letting you achieve precise aperture control via electronic signals from the camera body, realizing stabilized exposure control even during continuous shooting.
2. MTF Chart And Lens Construction
Nikon Z mount
9 elements in 8 groups (including 2 aspherical elements)
Angle of view
FX format: 75° DX format: 53°
Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance(measured from focal plane)
0.19 m ( 0.63 ft)
Maximum reproduction ratio
No. of diaphragm blades
7 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
52 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 71.5 mm (2.9 in.) maximum diameter x 43 mm (1.7 in.) (distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange)
Approx. 160 g (5.7 oz)
LC-52B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap)
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