Nikkor 28mm f1.8g anyone have this

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    Anyone using the 28mm f1.8 G nikkor? This would be for autofocus as I have plenty of manual focus 28mm lenses.
     
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    I have the lens but really haven't used it much, and not at all on film. What do you want to know?
     
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    Maybe I'm the only one that can answer this but is it a good substitute for the Zeiss 28/2. I have stopped using irreplaceable lenses on vacation
     
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    I don't know the answer to that as I haven't used the Zeiss at all. I will say I don't find there to be much that excites me about the Nikon, either good or bad. It's decent, but it has a few quirks. It is fairly light weight, is pretty sharp on the D800E, so it should be good on film. It also has a funny bit of field curvature or focus shift that I still don't have a good handle on. I bought the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and that has pretty much taken the place of the 28mm Nikon for me as the perfect walk around lens, though obviously a bit longer.

    I would be perfectly happy taking the lens on vacation, especially for handheld shots used in a point and shoot mode.
     
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    Updating this thread that I forgot I started. I indeed purchased the Nikkor 28 f2. Hands-on review to follow...
    Also, out of curiosity, one rainy day, I tore apart the damaged 28/2 Zeiss lens mentioned in the link above, and made a successful repair. That could have its own thread. The lens has two helicoids to align due to the floating element.