Nikon’s Thrilling New Lens – The Nikkor Z 17-28mm f2.8

  By Ryley Smith

 

Want a zoom lens that not only is extremely-capable but also very affordable? Look no further than Nikon’s new Nikkor Z 17-28mm f2.8! Combining the versatility of an ultra-wide angle of field view with the benefits of a bright constant f2.8 aperture, the Z 17-28mm f2.8 is a lens for storytellers and creatives ready to captivate the world! 

The Nikkor Z 17-28mm f2.8 is the latest addition to Nikon’s growing selection of full-frame lenses. Reaping the benefits of its large fixed aperture, the lens is putting low light performance and gorgeous bokeh within reach and turning everyday scenes into impressive images and videos. 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.

Keeping things as portable as possible, Nikon has made the Z 17-28mm f2.8 extremely lightweight at only 450g (15.9 oz). Alongside internal zooming to make it easy to pack or carry anywhere, it also uses a 67mm threaded mount for circular polarizers or neutral density filters. To keep you going, wherever you’re going, the entire lens is sealed to prevent dust and water droplets, while the front element features an antifouling coating which makes it easy to wipe away dirt, smudges and fingerprints. 

The Z 17-28mm f2.8 boats Nikon’s outstanding image quality reputation. Utilizing an optical formula that employs a Super ED glass element for maximum image quality at all focal lengths. Autofocus speed is lightning fast, thanks to a high-speed stepping Motor (STM), which also significantly reduces drive noise during video recording. Video content creators will especially appreciate the minimized focus breathing and click-less control ring for smooth exposure transitions. The minimum focus distance is only 19 cm (7.56 in), ideal for close-up product shots, beauty shots with a magnificently blurred background, and ultimate versatility.

For more information and to preorder the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f2.8, click here!

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Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.