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Nikon announces new 28mm f/1.8 fast wide-angle prime lens, out May 28th for $699.95

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Nikon has announced the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G, a fast wide angle prime lens designed for full-frame cameras.

nikon 28mm f/1.8 lens
nikon 28mm f/1.8 lens

You'll need something better than your kit lens to get the most out of the new Nikon D3200's 24-megapixel sensor, and right on cue the company has announced a new fast prime lens that sounds like just the ticket. The AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G is actually a full-frame lens, designed for pro-level cameras with larger FX sensors like the D4 and D800, but it'll work fine on DX cameras like the D3200 — you'll just be dealing with a 42mm-equivalent focal length instead of a wide-angle 28mm. There's no vibration reduction in this lens, however, so you might need to be a little careful to avoid camera shake when shooting on a crop sensor. Even then, the fast f/1.8 aperture should make it a solid choice for low-light shooting. It's out on May 28th for $699.95/€739.00/£619.99.