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Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens

BH #NIZ172828 • MFR #20115
Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Stepping Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus and Zoom Design
A portable ultra-wide-angle zoom perfect for creators, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 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.
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Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The Lightweight Wide-Angle Storyteller
  • 3Lightweight and Compact Design
  • 4Smooth and Silent Autofocus
  • 5Ultra-Wide Flexibility
By B&H Photo's
The Lightweight Wide-Angle Storyteller
A portable ultra-wide-angle zoom perfect for creators, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 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.
Lightweight and Compact Design
  • Despite the bright f/2.8 design, this manages to remain sleek and lightweight, making it ideal for handheld use, all-day shoots, and a variety of vlogging needs.
  • Compared to the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, this lens has a smaller diameter, uses more widely available 67mm front filters, and is 30% lighter while retaining the same f/2.8 speed.
  • Internal zooming design prevents the lens from extending during use, making it easier to balance while shooting, especially when used in conjunction with a gimbal.
  • Perfect for FX-format Z-mount cameras, this smaller lens is also ideal for DX-format bodies and will provide a 25.5-42mm equivalent focal length range.
  • Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation. It has a click-less design, too, that's suitable for video needs.
  • Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions. There is also an antifouling coating on the front of the lens that resists smudging, fingerprints, and dirt and is easy to clean.
Smooth and Silent Autofocus
  • Stepping motor maintains quick and quiet autofocus performance that's ideal for both photo and video needs.
  • An internal focusing design is 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.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 7.5" benefits working with close-up subjects.
  • Focus breathing has been suppressed to benefit video use and maintain a consistent field of view when changing focus.
Ultra-Wide Flexibility
  • Constant f/2.8 design maintains consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also benefits both low-light performance and depth of field control.
  • The bright design and ultra-wide-angle focal length make this lens suitable for astrophotography needs.
  • Broad zoom range suits travel and everyday shooting needs and is especially well-suited to cityscapes, landscapes, interiors, and architectural subjects.
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality, benefitting the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements help correct chromatic aberrations and color fringing for clean, clear color rendering.
  • One Super ED element is also used, which offers even lower dispersion properties and further reduces color fringing and various other chromatic aberrations.
  • Three aspherical elements reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering. Additionally, these specialized elements also promote a more compact, lightweight lens design.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
17 to 28mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
104° 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)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3 x 4" / 75 x 101 mm
Weight
15.9 oz / 450 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.1 x 6.1 x 5.7"

Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Reviews

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Where is the Nikki's Z 17-28 f2.8 made?

Where is the Nikki's Z 17-28 f2.8 made?
Asked by: Jeff
It is made in China.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-11-01

How does the Nikon 14-30mm f/4 compare to the new ...

How does the Nikon 14-30mm f/4 compare to the new Nikon z 17-28mm lens. I know the 14-30mm Is a S lens and the 17-28mm is not. Is there a big difference? I plan to use the lens for landscape and group photos. I'm looking for good image quality and build quality of the lens.
Asked by: Ty
The 14-30mm has better optical quality due to the use of 4 ED and 4 Aspherical Elements plus Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings. The 17-28mm has 2 ED, 1 Super ED, and 3 Aspherical Elements but does not have the same coatings the 14-30mm have.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-05-03

I have heard the S version delivers superior ...

I have heard the S version delivers superior quality images. How is the image quality of this lens comparing to the S version at the same focal length? Thank you.
Asked by: George
Here is a discussion on a photography forum: https://bcgforums.com/threads/nikon-17-28-2-8-owner-user-experience-and-comparisons-welcome.29008/ I doubt you would notice a difference in real world use between this lens and the 14-30 f4 S. The one major difference is the 14-30 f4 and 14-24 f2.8 have a switch on the lens barrel to go from autofocus to manual focus, whereas the 17-28 does not.
Answered by: Fred
Date published: 2023-12-04

How about mating this lens w Nikon zfc?

How about mating this lens w Nikon zfc?
Asked by: Tad
The answer below is not accurate. A 16-50mm lens on a Nikon Zfc (DX) will give you 24-75mm FX equivalent and 18-140mm will give you 27-210mm FX equivalent, so those lenses really don't give you a wider field of view than this 17-28mm lens.
Answered by: Walter
Date published: 2022-12-22

A rebadged tamron?

A rebadged tamron?
Asked by: Jeremiah
Though the Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens shares many of the design elements of the similar Tamron lens, it is not exactly the same. For one, this is made in China and the Tamron is made in Vietnam. The housing and focusing ring is different. And as this is a Nikon brand lens, it is guaranteed full Nikon compatibility though Nikon directly.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2023-12-04
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