Announcing the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens09/20/2022
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.
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!