Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. introduced the Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 as the latest lens in its Nikkor Z portfolio for mirrorless cameras. Moreover, the Nikkor Z 28–75mm f/2.8 is an affordable choice for those ready to step up to a full-frame medium zoom lens.
In addition, the new lens provides the benefits of a constant f/2.8 aperture; for instance, it offers softly blurred backgrounds as well as low-light performance.
“Since the beginning of this year, we have announced numerous Nikkor Z lenses for all levels of creators, which have been commended for their unrivaled quality and edge-to-edge sharpness,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “Now we are continuing this winning streak by adding an extremely enticing option for enthusiasts in the rapidly growing full-frame market.”
Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Specs
The new Z lens is an option for all types of photographers and creators. It is a lightweight lens with a versatile focal range and a bright f/2.8 constant aperture.
It is capable of capturing everything from portraits with a soft background blur and extremely detailed landscape photos to low-light ambience. In addition, it has a small footprint for video production. The fixed f/2.8 aperture also enables a pleasing depth of field with natural bokeh to emphasize the focus on the subject.
Furthermore, weighing in at 1.2 pounds, the lens is easy to pack, carry casually or wield for an all-day event. In addition, paired with a Nikon Z 5, the combination creates a carry-anywhere, cost-effective full-frame kit.
What’s more, the lens offers many of the benefits of its sibling, the Nikkor Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S. However, the 28–75mm f/2.8 is 30% lighter with a slimmer profile.
The new lens also features a control ring for customization. Via the control ring, users can focus manually or change ISO sensitivity, aperture as well as exposure compensation in stills and video. The smooth rotation enables precise focus control, while its knurling improves operation.
The lens is also a tool for video creation due to its minimal focus breathing and near-silent operation. Additionally, its portability makes it suited for gimbal use for content creation and video productions.
Another key feature is its use of a responsive stepping motor (STM). As a result, the lens quickly focuses on moving subjects during still shooting or video recording. The quiet STM also reduces the level of lens drive and operational sounds during focusing and video capture.
In addition, it has a minimum focusing distance of 7.5 inches. Thus, it is an option for cuisine, tablescapes and intricate fashion. For worry-free everyday use, the lens is sealed to prevent dust and water droplets from entering. Plus, an antifouling coating permits easy cleaning.
The Nikkor Z 28–75mm f/2.8 lens will reach retail in early 2022. It will have a suggested retail price of $1,199.95.