Nikon announces a new Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens





Nikon officially announced the previously rumored Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens:

  • Z-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Stepping Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus and Zoom Design
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • Dust- and Drip-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm



Primary 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.


Specifications:

NIKKOR Z LENS SPECS
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE 17 mm zoom position: 0.19 m (0.63 ft) 20 mm zoom position: 0.23 m (0.76 ft) 24 mm zoom position: 0.26 m (0.86 ft) 28 mm zoom position: 0.26 m (0.86 ft)
INTERNAL FOCUSING Yes
AUTOFOCUS Yes
MOUNT TYPE Nikon Z mount
MAXIMUM APERTURE f/ 2.8
MINIMUM APERTURE f/ 22
FOCAL LENGTH 17-28mm
FORMAT Full-frame/FX-format(35mm)
FOCUS MODE Auto , Manual
WEIGHT (G) (BODY ONLY)*1 Approx. 450 g (15.9 oz)
DIMENSIONS (L X H X W) (MM) Approx. 75 mm x 101 mm (3 in. x 4 in.)
ACCEPTS FILTER TYPE 67 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
LENS ELEMENTS 13 elements in 11 groups (including 2 ED elements, 1 super-ED element, 3 aspherical elements)
MAXIMUM REPRODUCTION RATIO 0.19 x
MINIMUM ANGLE OF VIEW (FULL-FRAME/FX-FORMAT) 104° to 75°
MINIMUM ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C SIZE/DX-FORMAT) 79° to 53°
DIAPHRAGM BLADES 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
COMPATIBLE FORMAT(S) Z Series
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES LC-67B Lens Cap (front cap), LF-N1 Lens Cap (rear cap), HB-107 Lens Hood, CL-C1 Lens Case

WIDE, BRIGHT AND SUPER-LIGHT: GET MORE OF THE STORY WITH THE NEW NIKKOR Z 17-28MM F/2.8

Capture the Big Picture with Nikon’s Latest Affordable f/2.8 Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, NY –Nikon Inc. has announced the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8, the latest addition to the growing selection of extremely-capable and very affordable f/2.8 zoom lenses. This new full-frame lens combines the versatility of an ultra-wide angle of field view with the benefits of large fixed aperture, putting low light performance and gorgeous bokeh within reach.

“The amount of NIKKOR Z lenses continues to increase at a rapid pace, giving all kinds of creators mirrorless lenses built with the latest in optical innovation,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is derived from the same mutual concept as the recent NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens, establishing a series of affordable zooms that open a gateway to fast-aperture performance and absolute versatility.”

The NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is a lens for storytellers, captivating the viewer with vast landscapes, grand interiors or enveloping their senses with the starry night sky. The combination of the ultra-wide angle perspective and bright constant f/2.8 aperture liberates the creator, turning everyday scenes into impressive images and videos that grab the viewers’ attention or establish the scene. This wide aperture not only enhances the lens’ low light performance, but also creates a gorgeous out-of-focus area to make the subject pop. Scenes that were previously difficult to photograph are easier than ever to capture in vibrant detail, such as a packed dance floor at a wedding reception or a backlit subject within a cityscape.

The new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is ready to go anywhere. This extremely lightweight and portable lens weighs in at only 450 g (15.9 oz), which is approximately 30% lighter than the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8. It’s also lighter and more compact than the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 lens, and uses a 67mm threaded mount for circular polarizers or neutral density filters. The lens’ minimal weight and internal zooming make it easy to pack or carry anywhere, and create an ideal partner for gimbals since the balance of the lens never changes.

The lens is constructed for creators who aren’t afraid to go off the beaten path in pursuit of their content. The entire lens is sealed to prevent entry of dust and water droplets1, while the front element features an antifouling coating which makes it easy to wipe away dirt, smudges and fingerprints. The NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 puts an emphasis on sharpness, utilizing an optical formula that employs a Super ED glass element for maximum image quality at all focal lengths.

Autofocus speed is blazing fast, thanks to the use of a high-speed stepping motor (STM), working seamlessly with Nikon Z mirrorless cameras to acquire critical focus on faces and eyes within the frame. The STM is also nearly silent, significantly reducing drive noise during video recording. Video content creators will especially appreciate the minimized focus breathing and click-less control ring for smooth exposure transitions. For additional versatility in photos and video, minimum focus distance is a mere 7.56 inches (0.19 m)2, letting users get close-up for products and beauty shots with a magnificently blurred background.

Pricing and Availability

The new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 will be available in late October 2022 for a suggested retail price of $1,199.95*.  For more information about the latest Nikon products, including other NIKKOR Z lenses and the entire collection of Z series cameras, please visit nikonusa.com.

Here is the updated Nikon Z lens roadmap as of September 20th (new lenses added)


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