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Nikon Intros Compact Z 17-28mm F2.8 Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Wide angle lens for full frame cameras relatively affordably priced at $1199
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Nikon further expanded its lens lineup for its Z series full frame mirrorless cameras this morning with the announcement of the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8. Compact and relatively affordably priced at $1199 when it goes on sale in late October 2022, the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 joins the Nikkor Z 28-75mm f/2.8 (also $1199), which was announced last December.

“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,” Nikon said in a press announcement this morning. “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 new lens weighs just 15.9 ounces (450 grams), which is approximately 30% lighter than the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens. It’s also about $1300 cheaper than that lens. Plus, the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8’s internal zooming lens design increases its portability.

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Here’s a rundown of some of the key features of the new Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 according to Nikon’s press announcement this morning.

  • Features a wide-angle perspective and bright f/2.8 aperture, making it suitable for photographers and videographers capturing landscapes, interiors and night skies
  • Easy to carry and pack thanks to its compact, lightweight build of approximately 15.9 ounces (450 grams) and internalized zoom
  • Features a 67mm threaded mount for circular polarizers or neutral density filters
  • Sealed to prevent entry of dust and water droplets and includes an antifouling coating to the front element to repel dirt, smudges and fingerprints
  • Includes a SuperEd glass element for maximum image quality across the lens’ focal range
  • High-speed stepping motor (STM) works with Nikon Z mirrorless cameras to produce fast autofocus speeds
  • Offers a click-less control ring and minimized focus breathing for smooth exposure transitions while shooting video
  • Minimum focus distance is 7.56 inches, designed for users capturing close-up product shots and beauty shots with a blurred background
  • On sale in late October 2022 for $1,199.95

Find out more about the new Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 on Nikon’s website

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