I am having a blast with my new Nikkor 28mm AiS. While it is claimed by Nikon that the lens has a closest focusing distance of one foot, I think this is one of those “your mileage may vary” cases, as I was able to achieve proper focus at a guesstimate of about 7 inches or so. It can be incredibly close to the subject.
This has been a lot of fun, as it is retraining my eye to use a wide-angle not just for sweeping panoramic shots, but for everyday, mundane objects as well. Thinking it might also be a blast of a lens to use for environmental portraiture someday. Here are some results, with the F3, and Ilford FP4 Plus. And, a “decisive moment” street shot thrown in for good measure. All taken on Memorial Day, downtown Worcester, MA-