Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8: New all-rounder for Nikon’s mirrorless frameless

One hit in the circle and one in the barrel, one hit in the professional market and one in the consumer market. The strategy of Nikon for expanding the Nikon Z mirrorless product portfolio seems to be moving fast down the dual track.

After the arrival on the market of the prodigious Nikon Z9whose 120fps burst we recently put to the test, recent announcements confirm how far we’ve come.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28 75mm 28 white 600

The first is related to the launch of optics Nikkor Z28-75mm f/2.8, a versatile zoom dedicated to full-frame mirrorless cameras from the Japanese manufacturer. The optic nods to the amateur market, coming in at almost half the price of the more expensive Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. The shorter focal range allows for a simpler optical scheme with 15 elements in 12 groups (vs. Brother’s big 17 lens in 15 groups), using 1 Super-ED lens, 1 ED lens and three aspherical lenses. The constant weight difference: 565 grams for the new 28-75 mm against 805 grams for the 24-70 mm.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28 75mm F28 600

The optics have several interesting characteristics, starting with the constant aperture throughout the entire focal range, with a minimum focusing distance of 19cm at minimum focal length and 39cm at maximum focal length. It’s certainly a versatile lens, which Nikon says is also suitable for shooting video, thanks to reduced focus breathing.

The ring on the lens body is “active” and can be assigned from the menu to various functions, in addition to focusing, also to functions such as exposure compensation, focus control aperture or ISO sensitivity.

The price of the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 set for the Italian market has 1,079.00 .

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