Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 Lens Announced for $1,196.95

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F2.8 lens.  This ultra-wide-angle zoom manages to mix speed and compactness while presenting a broad field of view that’s perfect for anything from landscapes to architecture subjects to handheld vlogging applications.

The Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 Nikkor lens will be available in late October for $1,199.95.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8 Specifications:

Focal Length 17 to 28mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 103° to 75°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.5″ / 19 cm
Maximum Magnification 0.19x
Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Weight 1 lb / 450 g

Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8 Features

  • Coverage of the ultrawide-angle 17-mm to wide-angle 28-mm range of focal lengths makes this lens the perfect choice for a wide variety of scenes and subjects, including street photography, landscapes, and portraits.
  • The fast constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range allows for natural bokeh expression and reduces the effects of camera shake when shooting in low-light conditions.
  • The compact and lightweight design with a total length of approx. 101 mm and weight of approx. 450 g provides excellent portability.
  • Offers the shortest minimum focus distance*1 among full-frame/FX-format NIKKOR Z wide-angle zoom lenses — just 0.19 m, allowing users to get close to their subjects for dynamic expression.
  • Provides high-speed AF and supports smooth focusing, even when shooting moving subjects and video.
  • Equipped with a stepping motor (STM) for extremely quiet operation and fast response.
  • Incorporates a control ring, to which settings such as aperture and exposure compensation can be assigned — realizing quiet, smooth operation even during video recording.
  • Support for linear MF drive*2 enables smooth focusing.
  • Designed to suppress focus breathing so that changes in the angle of view when focus is adjusted are reduced.
  • The length of the lens barrel remains constant when zooming. This makes it easier to maintain balance during shooting, while also making the lens safer to carry.
  • Designed with consideration for dust- and drip-resistance*3, and an antifouling coating applied to the front-most lens element.

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