I'm working on an "Around the Web" post, which, despite their lightness, are the most research- and time-intensive types of posts I write*. Looks like it's not going to be ready for a while. So, in the meanwhile, a few nice examples of the lens in the previous post:
One from Nikon Europe. (Steve Simon)
Weird cat—note pretty good bokeh. The colors in this shot are pretty nice. Only about one out of every several hundred color pictures I see actually use color in a halfway sensitive way. The rest are just "colored pictures" I guess. (TAKA1111)
Wider-angle lenses are often needed for group pictures, but, paradoxically, it's important to keep heads out of the corners as this photographer does here. Perspective distortion and heads seldom go together well. (Del~Uks)
Another by Del~Uks that uses a bit of WA seeing. 28mm's on full-frame can go from looking pretty normal-wide to quite wide-angley, depending on the subject and composition. I like this photographer's work and it in fact influenced my decision to get this lens (I always research lens purchases by looking at tons of example pictures). It would be nice to see a more conscious, curated set.
Since we've already had a cat picture I guess we should include a flower picture and a bug picture, but I'm gonna kill two birds with one stone. Woo, block that metaphor, Mike. (myu-myu)
[UPDATE: Very sorry, but this is a mistake on my part. The flower and the bug were taken with a Zeiss 100mm Macro. Here is the photographer's AF-S Nikkor 28mm ƒ/1.8G picture.]
Strobist shot. (Charles Pryor)
More bokeh. I don't think you'd buy this lens to play with bokeh, but it won't kill you, either. This lens is a particularly good match to the D700 so far as I can see. (Jordan Polizzi)
I might point out that the 28mm focal length makes a perfect normal lens on APS-C:
A B&W portrait. (Massimo Masone)
Finally, a city scene, so Ken can't say I always prefer pictures of people. Oh, okay, I'm cheating. (Bengt Carlsson)
*And that might explain why I haven't written one in a long time.
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Marc Gibeault: "The picture 'a flower picture and a bug' seems to have been taken with a Zeiss ZF Makro Planar T* 100mm ƒ/2."
Mike replies: Oh, crap. I hate it when I make mistakes. I'll go fix it now.