Nikon Nikkor 28mm f.1.8G Lens

Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, Nikon D3200 SLR Announced

Nikon D3200 front
Matthew Gore | Light And Matter
[W]ith this morning’s announcement of the new Nikon D3200, we can safely say that Nikon’s “fewer pixels are better” philosophy is officially a thing of the past. The new D3200 comes replete with a 24 mega-pixel CMOS sensor, fully twice the pixel count of the professional level D700 and D3s of yesteryear.  Not surprisingly, the D3200’s pixel count matches those of Sony’s a65, a77 and Nex-7; Nikon has been using Sony-produced sensors virtually from the beginning of the digital era.

Beyond the new sensor, the D3200 is very similar to the D3100, offering 1080p video and frame rates up to 4fps in high-speed mode, which is usually limited to .jpg shooting.  D3200 body will be offered in multiple colors (standard black, and metallic red) and is expected to be available later this month for $699.95 (estimated street price).

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Matthew Gore | Light And Matter

As an optional accessory for the D3200,  the new Nikon WU-1a USB wireless adapter will be available in May for about $60.  In conjunction with an Android app, users will be able to upload photos to the web or remotely control the camera. An app for the iPhone and iPad is expected next fall.

Perhaps more interesting than the entry-level camera is a new prime lens, the Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G. Expected to be available in May at a cost of about $699, the 28mm is the third f/1.8 prime lens to be released in the past year, following the new 50mm f/1.8G and the and the 85mm f/1.8G. The new 28mm lens boasts all of the benefits of modern lens design, including nano-crystal coatings, a silent wave motor, and an 11-element optical design that promises high enough resolution to take full advantage of the Nikon D800‘s 36 megapixel sensor.

Nikon Nikkor 28mm f.1.8G Lens
Matthew Gore | Light And Matter
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