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!
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!
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!
Autofocus is fine. Speedy enough. Yes you do ship here but Nikon's country dealers preserve their turf and will not allow new Nikon product to be shipped to Canada. Nikon Canada will not honour warranty on Nikon USA product and vice versa.