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Nikon 28mm f/1.4D AF

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The Nikon 28mm f/1.4D AF

If you saw this and went "NO WAY!" then you’re in the right place. If you stumbled here while looking for a wide angle lens for vacation, this isn’t it. Move along, nothing to see here.

Roger's Take

This is one of the few classic lenses that we stock as specialty items. It is widely regarded as one of the sharpest wide-angle, wide-aperture prime lenses ever made. There were only 7,333 units made and probably less than half of those are still in excellent condition (as this one is, it was purchased from a collection). Each of these units was comprised of precision molded hand-ground glass, hand assembled with layers of super multi-coating. It is nearly as sharp at f/1.4 as stopped down, and probably reaches maximum sharpness by f/2.0.

These days, because of its expense, it is often used for specialty shots: astrophotography and Aurora photography, video special effects shot on an adapter, etc. It does autofocus on D300 and up bodies, but many people are using it as a manual focus lens for video work.

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On this item, we include a LensAuthority 90-day limited warranty. This warranty covers damage that arises from normal use of the item. It does NOT cover accidental or intentional damage. More details are available in our FAQ section.

In addition to the standard 90-day warranty, you may have the option to purchase an extended warranty. If we're able to offer an extended warranty on this item, you'll see a checkbox to add that warranty - see the area just above the "Add to Cart" button.

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