Get creative with the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 with these 5 tips

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The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 has a superbly versatile focal length range and, thanks to its wide aperture of f/2.8, offers huge light-gathering abilities. Whether you’re on the city streets, in a vast landscape or creating portraits that tell a story, it might be the lens that stays on your camera more than any other. Read on for five ways to increase your creativity with this fantastic value lens.


1. Practice your framing

The NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is a great lens for sharpening up your framing skills. With a range that goes from wide-angle to telephoto, you can experiment with different focal lengths from the same spot. Which image has more impact? Is the subject filling too much of the frame with the lens fully extended or is it getting lost in wide-angle? Sit down with your images or footage afterwards to check the results and compare side by side to see the differences.

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2. Bring the bokeh

The large f/2.8 aperture means you can get creative with bokeh blur and selective focus. Try focussing on a subject placed in the foreground, the middle ground and the background to see what effects you can create. Portraits will gain a real ‘pro’ look and still life shots can come to life in new ways.


Read more: What is bokeh and (how should I use it?)

3. Stay out late

With light-gathering capabilities this good, landscapes at sunset will look amazing and the aperture gives you the ability to freeze motion in the frame by using a faster shutter speed. Try it along the coast where you can create moments of calm at the beach or freeze the drama of waves crashing against rocks as the sun goes down.

4. Get closer

At 28mm the minimum focus distance of the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 is just 19cm, so you can get right up close to a subject, and with the lens wide open at f/2.8 bokeh blur is enhanced, letting you get creative. Try it out with household objects taken from new angles to create different effects.

5. Get your pets in on the action 

People sit nicely for portraits, pets not so much. With the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8, the fast aperture and snappy autofocus let you capture your furry friends when the moment is right. Try using a 50mm focal length or above for a natural look and open up the lens to get great separation between the subject and background.


Read more: How to photograph your pets with Nigel Danson and his Springer Spaniel, Pebbles


The key stats: NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8

Type: Nikon Z mount

Format: FX

Focal length: 28-75mm

Maximum aperture: f/2.8

Minimum aperture: f/22

No. of diaphragm blades: 9 rounded

Minimum focus distance: 0.19-0.39m

Weight: 565g

Dimensions: 75mm x 120.5mm


Check out our 90-second NIKKOR video below to see the NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 in action.

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