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Nikon Inc. AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G

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Is that a metal or plastic camera ring mount?

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The lens bayonet mount is metal but much of the barrel is plastic composite. It seems the filter ring is also plastic. The lens is lightweight in construction, but seems well made. Optically it is excellent, the best 28mm SLR lens I have yet used for landscape photography.
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I am also wondering about build quality. $700 seems a bit cheap for the Nano coated lenses I have seen. This leads me to think this lens has a plastic mount.
I had hoped the "NikonStaff" could answer this question without calling a phone service, and listing to elevator music while waiting for the next available operator.
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My cameras (D300, D700, D800) have metal ring mounts. However my question is concerning the lens construction. Like the other guy asking the question I am interested in build quality. This looks like a very useful lens... but I want quality or I pass and get the noisy f/1.8 D instead.
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In order to better assist you (since no model of the camera is mentioned), please give us a call:
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1-800-Nikon-US (1-800-645-6687)
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Why is it that Nikon quit making magnesium alloy heavy duty constructed prime lenses especially ones with high potential for professional photographer

We still like to hold to a nice constructed lens that has no plasticy feel to it(we understand that it will be more expensive)
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DR,

The "feel" of a lens doesn't contribute to the quality of the images. Before criticizing Nikon for the construction materials, perhaps you'd like to actually shoot with this lens. I have shot with it, it is excellent. The quality is fantastic, and as an added bonus, it's not as heavy as some of the older lenses.

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Thank you for your suggestions, I will pass them to our Quality Assurance Group for review.
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Is the lens made in Japan?

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It is Made In China
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
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When is this product available to the consumers?

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The new AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens was on April 19 and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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D90 compatibility

Is this lens compatible with a D90 body?
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Yes, this lens is compatible with the D90.
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which takes better picture between AF-S 28mm f.1.8G and AF-S DX 35 mm 1.8G for my D7000 body

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The right selection for a lens will depend a lot on the type of photography that you are interesting. Some photographers look for faster lenses (large aperture ex. f/2.8), wide angle, Telephoto, Macro or zoom lenses.
Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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Is AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G compatible with D7000?

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Yes
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Is it compatible with my D5000?

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Yes
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What is the lifespan of this (and other new) lens?

I have seen that the lens is only designed to last 10 years. If so, why?
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They are not "designed" to wear out in 10 years. Modern lenses especially those with built in focus motors work alot harder than there older counterparts. More lenses suffer from fungus (high humidity) than those that just wear out.
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How long do the welds last in these lenses?

Is it ten years, or as long as the lens is properly cared for? Specifically, do the wear out easily in ten years, or can they go past our lifetimes?
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That will depend a lot on the type of care and usage that you give to the lens. We do not have a time frame for how long a lens will last.
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How does the image quality of the 28mm f1.8 compare with the 35mm f1.4?

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Please click on the link below for the lens simulator; it will help you to make the decision on what lens you need.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...
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The lens 28mm 1.8 made from where?

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In a Nikon factory.
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How is the weather sealing?

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The lens has a rubber gasket at the mount. Even with the rubber gasket, Nikon recommend that you protect your gears at all times.
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Is this compatible with D40x?

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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor, that is what the -S in AF-S stands for.
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D5200

Can I use this lens with D5200?
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Yes, the lens has a built in focus motor. That is what the- S designation stands for, a silentl wave focus motor.
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Is it compatible with the D3200?

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Yes, AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is fully compatible with D3200.
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How much is the weather resistance of this lens, can i shot with it in light rain?is it the same as 24-70 2.8g?

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Nikon recommends that you keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
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Is it compatible with D3100?

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Yes
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Good for concerts?

The AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G, and the AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR. Would either of the two do well for concerts/general photography/macro?
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The AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm lens is ideal for macro and general photography. The 28mm lens is a good general wide-angle lens. As for concert photography, it would depend upon how close you normally are to the musicians.
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What is the nodal point for this lens?

I am using this on a D800e attached to a RRS L-plate and I am trying to determine the nodal point for the lens to use with a horizontal pano.
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Manufacturers donot publish this information, you will have to do it on your own. There are lots of formulas available on the Internet. Not as important as you think, I've done lots of panoramas and never once new the Nodal point.
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