The bright & beautiful NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is coming in early 2022

The Z-mount system is growing! The NIKKOR Z 28–75mm f/2.8 will be Nikon’s lightest, most nimble full-frame f/2.8 standard zoom yet. The zoom range is optimal for personal and professional day-to-day use (42–112mm equivalent field of view on DX sensors). The big f/2.8 max aperture, always a delight to see, allows for extensive control over depth of field, superior low-light performance, and endows your images with that creamy bokeh we all crave. Its minimum focusing distance is a reasonable 7.5″ so you can get up-close and personal when the need arises.

Despite sharing a few key elements with the more expensive S-line standard zoom, the 28–75mm is almost 30% lighter than the NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S and only 4.8″ long (when retracted). It’s an all-around carry-around!

Nikon has optimized the lens for hybrid use. In addition to its still-oriented optical properties, the NIKKOR Z 28–75mm f/2.8 has a few video-oriented features. The focusing system has been designed to minimize “breathing” (in which the angle of view changes as focus changes) and is run by a near-silent stepping motor to prevent your footage from being overwhelmed by internal sound. Nikon’s signature control ring canbe set to control your iris for smooth, natural brightness adjustments.

We’re expecting this lovely new normal lens in early 2022, but you can click here or visit a Mike’s Camera near you to place your pre-order today!

Sample images

On the horizon: the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S

Nikon also announced that an 800mm super-telephoto is also in development. They didn’t provide pricing or a release schedule, but they did indicate it would be taking advantage of a Phase Fresnel lens element—a Nikon-developed optic—to reduce the total number of elements and make it a very compact lens (for its kind). It will also be an S-line lens, so we can expect certain hallmarks of quality like edge-to-edge sharpness and extreme resolution.

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