Announcing the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens

09/20/2022Link2

The Nikon Z mount line continues to expand with the introduction of the Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 full-frame mirrorless lens that joins its stablemate, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens—to give Nikon Z mirrorless shooters a pair of lightweight, transportable, travel-friendly, wide f/2.8 constant-aperture zooms. With its unconventional wide-angle focal length range, this zoom lens may be the modern day mirrorless spiritual successor to the legendary Nikon AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED lens that, due to its popularity and reputation, has been in production since 1999.

NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Although it has a similar focal-length range and the same constant f/2.8 maximum aperture as the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, the new 17-28mm lens is 30% lighter and smaller in the hand. Adopting a consumer-friendly trend, the new lens’s 67mm filter diameter matches that of its sibling 28-75mm lens—making for fewer packing headaches when it is time to head out for photographic adventures.

The new 17-28mm lens features internal zooming to help minimize center-of-gravity shifts—critical for use on a gimbal for video recording. Speaking of video performance, the 17-28mm has suppressed focus breathing, near-silent autofocus, and a click-less aperture ring for its rounded 9-blade diaphragm.

When used on a DX-format Nikon Z camera, the 17-28mm lens is transformed into a wide-to-normal travel lens with a 25-42mm equivalent field of view.

Do you have your eyes on the smaller and lighter f/2.8 non-S Nikon Z lenses—and this new 17-28mm lens—for your kit? Let us know in the Comments section, below!

Comments

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I'd be looking at it but I have the 17-35 2.8 which I can use with the FTZ adapter. I probably do 80%+ of my "non-bird" photography with the 17-35. I'm not sure the common 67mm filter thread is much of an advantage since polarizers on wide lenses don't work too well in any case except for special effects. I don't shoot much video though so its video-friendly features are not something that really interests me. Someone who does shoot lots of video would probably go for it over adapted F-mount lenses. Oh well, I'm Canadian so I couldn't order it from you anyway!

Hey Peter,

Thanks for your comments!

If it isn't broke...don't fix it! The 17-35mm f/2.8 is a great lens it is built like a tank. How is the focus speed on it with the FTZ adapter?

And, yes, it would be interesting to see if you get vignetting with a UV filter + polarizer on the lens at 17mm.

Regarding you being north of the border, I do think we ship up there...

Thanks for reading!

Best,

Todd