Nikon launches NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens

Nikon has unveiled the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8, price tag $1,196.95, a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that offers a fixed f/2.8 aperture throughout the focal range.

The constant f/2.8 promises better low-light performance and more control over depth of field. It joins Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 in giving photographers f/2.8 coverages from 17mm to 75mm.

The lightweight and compact lens is 30% smaller compared to Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8S and boasts a nine-blade aperture and an internal zooming mechanism.

Other features include a 67mm filter thread, stepping motor AF system and compatibility with both FX and DX format Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras. On the APS-C format DX series cameras, the new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 will offer an equivalent focal length of 25-42mm.

No release date has been revealed yet, but you can pre-order the new Nikon Z series lens from Adorama and B&H Photo Video.

Jeff Meyer

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