Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens additional coverage (the first Tamron lens for Nikon Z-mount)

Rumors about Tamron making mirrorless lenses for Z-mount have been around for a while and I think we now see the result of those reports. There is a little doubt in my mind that the new Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens is based on the existing Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens (as previously reported)  – see for yourself:

Nikon 28-75mm f/2.8 lens:

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens:

Update – as several readers have commented, it seems that Nikon used the older version of the Tamron lens:

Here are the specifications comparison between the new Nikon lens (left) and the existing Tamron lens (right) (the Tamron lens is $300 cheaper):

Next is a comparison between the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 and the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S:

Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 ($1,200)

 Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S ($2,000)
Nikon Z mount Nikon Z mount
FX/35mm FX/35mm
Focal length
28–75 mm 24–70 mm
Maximum aperture
f/2.8 f/2.8
Minimum aperture
f/22 f/22
Lens construction
15 elements in 12 groups (including 1 super-ED element, 1 ED element, 3 aspherical elements) 17 elements in 15 groups (including 2 ED elements, 4 aspherical elements, elements with Nano Crystal and ARNEO coats, and fluorine-coated front and rear lens elements)
Angle of view
FX format: 75° to 32° 10‘ DX format: 53° to 21° 20‘ FX format: 84° to 34° 20′ DX format: 61° to 22° 50′
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (28, 35, 50, 75) Graduated in millimeters (24, 28, 35, 50, 70)
Focusing system
Internal focusing system Internal focusing system
Minimum focus distance(measured from focal plane)
28 mm zoom position: 0.19 m (0.63 ft) 35 mm zoom position: 0.22 m (0.73 ft) 50 mm zoom position: 0.3 m (0.99 ft) 75 mm zoom position: 0.39 m (1.28 ft) 0.38 m ( 1.25 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio
0.34 x 0.22 x
No. of diaphragm blades
9 (rounded diaphragm opening) 9 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter size
67mm (P=0.75mm) 82mm (P=0.75mm)
75mm x 120.5mm (3 in. x 4.8 in.) 89mm/3.6 in. maximum diameter x 126mm/5 in.
565 g (1 lb 4 oz) 805 g (1 lb 12.4 oz)
Yes Yes
Internal focusing
Yes Yes
Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Supplied accessories
LC-67B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-93A Lens Hood, CL-C2 Lens Case LC-82B 82 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap, LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap, HB-87 Bayonet Hood, CL-C2 Lens Case
Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat, ARNEO coat

First Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens hands-on picture (credit: Nikon Plaza) and  video:

Pre-orders for the new Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens are now open at:

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