Nikon 28mm f/1.4 AF-D

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The high price made this high quality lens difficult to sell, so Nikon discontinued it in 2006. Excellent sharpness, even at f/1.4. Punchy colours and excellent contrast. Low distorion. Minimal CA. Ghosts and flares are well controlled. Only criticism is that it has ugly bokeh (bright spot in centre of a blob).

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Mount: Nikon F.
Format: FX/135.
Aperture range: f/1.4 to f/16.
Close focus distance (CFD): 35 cm / 1.15 ft (from sensor plane).
Focus: AF (requires in-body focus motor).
Groups/elements: 8/11.
Filter diameter: 72 mm.
L x D, W: 78 x 75 mm, 520 g.
Approximate street price: USD 1700 (new, w/o tax).
Production: 1994-2006.

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Established: 1917
HQ: Tokyo, Japan
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Nikon is a multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan specializing in optics and imaging. Its products include cameras, lenses, flash units, scanners, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments, and steppers (used in semiconductor fabrication). The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha (Japan Optical Industries Corporation), and renamed Nikon Corporation, after its cameras, in 1988. Nikon Corporation is one of the companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

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