With the new NIKKOR Z 28-75 mm f/2.8 Nikon has just introduced an interesting new and above all budget-friendly standard zoom. With an RRP of €1,049.00, the new full-frame Nikkor represents an affordable entry into Nikon's full-frame mirrorless line-up.
In contrast to the NIKKOR Z 24-70 mm f/2.8 S, which is almost twice as expensive as the professional "S" version, the new NIKKOR Z 28-75 mm f/2.8 offers a somewhat more telephoto-heavy focal length range and, with 15 lenses in 12 groups, has a somewhat simpler construction with, among other things, fewer aspherical elements. Other distinguishing features are the significantly lower weight of 565g vs 805g, the smaller lens diameter (67mm filter diameter vs 82mm for the S version) and the less complex sealing against dust and splash water.
For video users, the new NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 full-frame zoom might be interesting not only because of its light weight, but also because of Nikon's suppressed focus breathing during focus shifting and smooth aperture control. And speaking of aperture: Just like the S variant, the NIKKOR Z 28-75 mm has an aperture consisting of 9 blades. And also interesting for video users: the click-free adjustment ring can be used for manual focusing or for setting aperture, ISO or exposure compensation.
The closest focusing distance is 0.19 m at 28 mm and 0.39 m at 75 mm.
Speculation remained for the time being as to whether the new NIKKOR Z 28-75 mm f/2.8 is a rebranded Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di II RXD lens. Nikon and Tamron have also worked together on other lenses in the past.
The new NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 full-frame zoom will be available from mid-January 2022 at an RRP of €1,049.00.