Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens with Accessory Kit

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens with Accessory Kit

B&H # NI175528GAFK (B&H Kit)
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  • Lens Cleaning Spray
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • 77mm UV Filter
  • Lens Shade
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Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 overview

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Rounding out the versatility of the lens itself, the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens with Accessory Kit from B&H bundles the wide-angle to portrait-length zoom with lens cleaning spray, a microfiber cloth, a 77mm UV filter, and a lens shade.

  • Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens

    Designed as a DX workhorse, the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED is a 25.5-82.5mm-equivalent zoom characterized by its bright maximum aperture and sophisticated optical design. The fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field when working with selective focus techniques. The optical design incorporates three aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements, which help to greatly reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range. A Super Integrated Coating also minimizes surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Complementing the optics, this lens also sports a Silent Wave Motor for fast and accurate autofocus along with full-time manual focus control.

    Standard zoom covers wide-angle to portrait-length focal lengths and is designed for Nikon F-mount DX-format cameras, where it provides a 25.5-82.5mm-equivalent range.
    Bright constant f/2.8 maximum aperture affords consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
    Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
    Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
    A Super Integrated Coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
    Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
    Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
    UPC: 018208021475
  • Nikon Lens Cleaning Spray (1 oz)

    The Lens Cleaning Spray from Nikon is a 1 oz bottle of basic cleaning solution for photographic lenses and sports optics. The fluid should be sprayed on to a lens cleaning cloth or lens tissue and then gently applied to the optical surface to remove dirt, dust, or oils. Keeping your optics clean ensures sharp images and helps to prevent the degradation of lens coatings.

    UPC: 018208007905
  • Nikon Micro-Fiber Lens Cleaning Cloth

    The Nikon Micro-Fiber Lens Cleaning Cloth is made of soft micro-fibers and is the perfect way to safely maintain and clean your lenses, camera and binocular optics. The 6 x 6" cloth conveniently folds into its own attached stuff bag. This makes it ideal to always have in your camera bag.

    UPC: 018208080724
  • Hoya 77mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter

    The Hoya 77mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

    The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

    Hoya HMC filters are multi-coated for reducing flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface. As a result, over 97% light transmission is possible, providing you with additional contrast and high color fidelity.

    The UV NXT filters are constructed from high quality, heat-resistant, high-transparency optical glass and a precision milled low-profile aluminum frame.

    Absorbs UV light, which can cause outdoor photos to appear hazy and indistinct
    Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others.
    Works as general protection filter to reduce dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
    HMC multi-coating help to reduce flare, ghosting, and reflections on the filter surface for greater contrast and color fidelity. Greater than 97% light transmission is possible, providing additional contrast and high color fidelity.
    Crafted from high quality, heat-resistant, high-transparency optical glass and a precision milled low-profile aluminum frame.
    UPC: 024066055378
  • Flex Lens Shade Flex Lens Shade

    Block unwanted light or rain droplets with the Flex Lens Shade. This ballistic nylon shade easily attaches to lenses or hoods and can be bent to block exactly what you need. It has an 11" strap with hook-and-loop fasteners for securely holding on to the lens or hood and is waterproof and lightweight. Additionally, the Flex Lens Shade can be stored flat for easy packing.

    UPC: 858617003002
  • Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
    Focal Length 17 - 55mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 25.5 - 82.5 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    Angle of View 79° - 28° 50'
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.18' / 36 cm
    Magnification 0.2x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.37 x 4.35" / 85.5 x 110.5 mm
    Weight 1.66 lb / 755 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.5 x 5.0 x 5.0"
  • Nikon Lens Cleaning Spray (1 oz)
    Fluid Quantity 1 oz (30 ml)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 0.9 x 0.8"
  • Nikon Micro-Fiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.1 x 2.0 x 1.0"
  • Hoya 77mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
    Filter Type UV
    Filter Factor 1 (0 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 77 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 77 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Ring Material Aluminum
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.2 x 3.6 x 0.6"
  • Flex Lens Shade Flex Lens Shade
    Mount Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Material Nylon
    Dimensions 5.0 x 7.0" / 12.7 x 17.8 cm
    Weight 1.2 oz / 34 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 8.0 x 0.1"

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 reviews

AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 321.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome lens! I use this for weddings. I actually traded in my D700 and stepped down to a D7000. I was using my 24-70mm f2.8 lens on my D7000, and it just wasn't wide enough at the wide end. So I bought this 17-55mm f2.8 lens with some reservation about its quality compared to the 24-70mm. I'm not disappointed at all! The pictures are sharp and the colors are great. I only have one small complaint and that is the focus ring. It is very narrow and at the very back of the lens adjacent to the camera body. When you are zooming in and out, you sometimes hit your other hand because the zoom ring is so close to the back. Otherwise, this lens rocks!
Date published: 2011-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not What I Expected This lens has excellent build quality and the expected weight of a pro level lens. I shoot mostly wedding and family portraiture and this lens does not deliver the sharpness I want. I also own the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR lens and it delivers outstanding picture quality. I expected the same from this pro level lens. I tried several different lighting situations and F-Stop ranges on my D300. It just doesn't deliver the quality I want for my images. My copy also tends to backfocus. Everyone seems to really love this lens so I may send it back to Nikon for recalibration and see if that helps. Hopefully, my copy of this lens just needs to be tweaked.
Date published: 2009-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sharp & Professional Quality Images. I read many reviews about this Lens but could't decide to buy OR not to buy. Finally decided to get it. I put it on my New D-7100, took many shoots with it, in day light, clouds, indoor photos, natural light source, group photos etc., in the beginning I compared these pics with the kit lens many time but with many images I saw a big difference of Sharpness because 17-55 is way better than the kit lens 18-105 or 18-55 etc., it is wide angle & f2.8 is real benefit. It's pricey & very bulky .75 Kg weight but has an excellent build quality, superior glass, fast & accurate focus, gives sharpness & a real professional look.
Date published: 2015-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pro level build and image quality for dx/crop sensor camera I've used this lens as a back up on a d7100 - I also use a d750 and 24-70 2.8 Nikon as my main camera. It's a great lens, built like a tank (metal and heavy) and serves its purpose well for its focal length. If you don't understand the benefit of a constant 2.8 aperture, then you are probably wasting your money. I shoot events and weddings and need this focal length and constant aperture and may take 100,000 images per year so I need the build quality. If I had a d7200 or the new d500 and wanted high quality, this is worth the money. Otherwise, to a casual shooter who views their images mainly on a cell phone, it's probably a little more than you need.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal piece of glass This lens is extraordinary in its clarity, bokeh and sharpness. You see the difference when you look through it, let alone when you see the incredible images it creates. This lens is superb for portraits, weddings and other events or just as a general all purpose lens. It is a little heavy but trust me, it's worth its weight in platinum, or should I say oil. I just wish I hadn't waited so long to get it. I've been shooting for over 30 yrs and have never seen glass as crisp and well made as this lens and the 70-200 2.8 VR, both of which I broke down and bought after getting an extra paycheck a few months ago. Save and get this lens. You won't regret it!!!!!
Date published: 2008-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Glass From the moment I unboxed this thing of beauty I was in love. I bought it so that I could have the quality I get from my 50 and 35mm primes but with the versatility of a zoom. This met the challenge quite easily. I wish I'd purchased this a few years ago when I bought the 14mm wide angle (which I've now sold to get this one, hehe). It has already replaced my 18-200 kit lens as my everyday lens. It's super fast and the images are amazing. I've used it in the studio quite a bit as well as out and about to include a recent trip to and old abandoned sanitarium in Beelitz, Germany.
Date published: 2011-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY Solid This is essentially the equivalent (more or less) of Nikon's full-frame 24-70 f2.8 lens. On a DX camera, the 17-55 is roughly a 26-80 mm performer. Lens is exceptionally sharp, great contrast, and has a superb bokeh when used at apertures conducive to producing limited depth of field. Autofocus is fast and quiet, even in low light. This is a highly useful workhorse, well-built and very solid. Expensive? Yes. But as with all things camera, the best quality costs money. There are lesser alternatives in Nikon's line of DX lenses but all others have trade-offs. I highly recommend this lens.
Date published: 2011-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp & Good in Low Light I bought this lens for 3 reasons. 1. I like my subjects to be really sharp. 2. I like shooting in natural light, often indoors, and was looking for something good in low light. 3. I wanted a zoom. The 17-55mm has delivered in each of these aspects. I'm very pleased with the images I've taken with this lens. Nice, SHARP images! I debated between this and the 24-70mm. For me, the wide angle of 17mm has been very useful when shooting general pictures of family over the Christmas holiday, although there have been a few times when I wished I had more reach on the zoom. I think this lens will probably stay on my camera most of the time.
Date published: 2009-12-30
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Designed for use with:

  • Nikon D3200
  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikon D3400
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D5200
  • Nikon D5300
  • Nikon D5500
  • Nikon D5600
  • Nikon D7100
  • Nikon D7200
  • Nikon D7500
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