Author Topic: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR  (Read 322 times)

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Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« on: May 11, 2024, 22:24:09 »
i have attached a few test short with 12-28 on Z50.
I think it is a nice lens. Very lightweight and easy to use.
First two images at 12mm and 3rd at 17mm. I had to look that up in image info as no direct information is visible in viewfinder other than a bar that goes from W to T.
The 3 images also has a 100% crop attached. It is an internal zoom lens so it does not change size when zoomed. Also a quite cheap lens.

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2024, 23:38:49 »
Just realized that if i look at the rear screen (not the viewfinder) the actual zoom setting is shown (12 - 28 mm).

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2024, 23:56:04 »
One more test image at 12mm.
From the D2X time I have the AFS 12-24/4 DX lens which is physical much larger than the Z 12-28.
Could be interesting to compare them one day.

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2024, 10:43:26 »
Interesting. I just ordered that lens for my Z fc as a lightweight, travelling alternative to the otherwise excellent but heavy Viltrox 13mm f/1.4.

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2024, 12:02:18 »
Hope you will get a good sample :-)
If you are not satisfied with the performance you have probably got a bad one.
Even that it is a wide angle zoom the VR is nice and works very well. I also think corner sharpness is good.
Lens is ready for use when camera is turned on. The 16-50 need to be "unclicked" when collapsed (you could of course not collapse it before shooting is finished).
When camera is turned off the lens will go back to 12mm so it will always start at 12mm when camera is turned on. 

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2024, 17:25:37 »
One more test image at 12mm.
From the D2X time I have the AFS 12-24/4 DX lens which is physical much larger than the Z 12-28.
Could be interesting to compare them one day.
They did a video on Gray’s Westminster but compared this 12 to 28 to the 12 to 24 F4 a while back and they also included the 10 to 24 DX lens and the 12 to 28 was the best of the bunch. With the 12 to 24 F4 being last. So the New Z lenses seem to reign supreme. Looks like a fun lens to use and would work well with video as well. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Gerry.

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2024, 22:15:45 »
I guess it is easier to design a wide angle lens for mirrorless cameras?
I have observed that AFS 12-24/4 are often sold at very low prices. Around 200 USD or less for a near mint one?
I am in doubt what I should do with my sample. Will probably decided after I have compared it with the 12-28.

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Re: Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2024, 05:30:27 »
Thanks Meper, for showing your comparison.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA