Nikon publicizes Nikkor Z 17–28mm F2.8 lens for Z-mount cameras: Digital Images Evaluation

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Nikon has introduced the discharge of the Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8, a brand new wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon Z mirrorless digicam techniques.

Simply as Nikon did with its Nikkor Z 28–75mm F2.8 lens, which seemed to be reworked and rebadged Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens, this Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 appears to basically be a ‘Nikonized’ model of Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens.

The lens is constructed of 13 parts in 11 teams, together with three aspherical parts, two extra-low dispersion (ED) parts and one Tremendous ED ingredient. The autofocus group is pushed through a stepping motor (STM) that has a minimal focusing distance of 19cm (7.6”). Different options embrace a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, a 67mm entrance filter thread and an aperture vary of F2.8 via F22.

The lens is weather-sealed in seven places all through the lens and its front-most ingredient has an ‘antifouling coating’ to stop water, dust and particles from sticking to it.

The lens measures 75mm (3”) in diameter by 101mm (4”) in size and weighs roughly 450g (15.9oz). Nikon notes that is 30% lighter than the Nikkor Z 14-24mm F2.8 and a fraction much less heavy than the 14-30mm F4 lens.

The Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 can be obtainable ‘in late October 2022’ for an MSRP of $1,200.

Broad, vivid and super-light: Get extra of the Story with the brand new 
NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Seize the Large Image with Nikon’s Newest Inexpensive f/2.8 Zoom Lens

MELVILLE, NY (September 20, 2022) Nikon Inc. has introduced the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8, the most recent addition to the rising number of extremely-capable and really reasonably priced f/2.8 zoom lenses. This new full-frame lens combines the flexibility of an ultra-wide angle of subject view with the advantages of huge mounted aperture, placing low mild efficiency and lovely bokeh inside attain.

“The quantity of NIKKOR Z lenses continues to extend at a speedy tempo, giving every kind of creators mirrorless lenses constructed with the most recent in optical innovation,” stated Jay Vannatter, Govt Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The brand new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is derived from the identical mutual idea because the latest NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens, establishing a sequence of reasonably priced zooms that open a gateway to fast-aperture efficiency and absolute versatility.”

The NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is a lens for storytellers, charming the viewer with huge landscapes, grand interiors or enveloping their senses with the starry evening sky. The mixture of the ultra-wide angle perspective and vivid fixed f/2.8 aperture liberates the creator, turning on a regular basis scenes into spectacular photographs and movies that seize the viewers’ consideration or set up the scene. This large aperture not solely enhances the lens’ low mild efficiency, but in addition creates a beautiful out-of-focus space to make the topic pop. Scenes that have been beforehand tough to {photograph} are simpler than ever to seize in vibrant element, comparable to a packed dance flooring at a marriage reception or a backlit topic inside a cityscape.

The brand new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is able to go wherever. This extraordinarily light-weight and moveable lens weighs in at solely 450 g (15.9 oz), which is roughly 30% lighter than the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8. It’s additionally lighter and extra compact than the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 lens, and makes use of a 67mm threaded mount for round polarizers or impartial density filters. The lens’ minimal weight and inside zooming make it simple to pack or carry wherever, and create a perfect associate for gimbals because the stability of the lens by no means adjustments.

The lens is constructed for creators who aren’t afraid to go off the crushed path in pursuit of their content material. The complete lens is sealed to stop entry of mud and water droplets¹, whereas the entrance ingredient options an antifouling coating which makes it simple to wipe away dust, smudges and fingerprints. The NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 places an emphasis on sharpness, using an optical components that employs a Tremendous ED glass ingredient for optimum picture high quality in any respect focal lengths.

Autofocus pace is blazing quick, because of the usage of a high-speed stepping motor (STM), working seamlessly with Nikon Z mirrorless cameras to accumulate essential deal with faces and eyes throughout the body. The STM can also be almost silent, considerably lowering drive noise throughout video recording. Video content material creators will particularly respect the minimized focus respiration and click-less management ring for easy publicity transitions. For added versatility in pictures and video, minimal focus distance is a mere 7.56 inches (0.19 m)², letting customers get close-up for merchandise and wonder photographs with a magnificently blurred background.

Pricing and Availability

The brand new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 can be obtainable in late October 2022 for a urged retail value of $1,199.95*. For extra details about the most recent Nikon merchandise, together with different NIKKOR Z lenses and your entire assortment of Z sequence cameras, please go to nikonusa.com.

Footnotes

¹ Thorough dust- and drip-resistance just isn’t assured in all conditions or beneath all situations.
² At 17mm zoom place.
* SRP (Advised Retail Worth) listed solely as a suggestion. Precise costs are set by sellers and are topic to alter at any time.

Principal specs
Lens kindZoom lens
Max Format dimension35mm FF
Focal size17–28 mm
Picture stabilizationNo
Lens mountNikon F (FX)
Aperture
Most apertureF2.8
Minimal apertureF22
Aperture ringNo
Variety of diaphragm blades9
Optics
Parts13
Teams11
Particular parts / coatingsThree aspherical parts, two extra-low dispersion (ED) parts and one Tremendous ED ingredient
Focus
Minimal focus0.19 m (7.48)
Most magnification0.19×
AutofocusSure
Motor kindStepper motor
Full time guideSure
Focus techniqueInner
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Bodily
Weight450 g (0.99 lb)
Diameter75 mm (2.95)
Size101 mm (3.98)
SealingSure
ColorBlack
Zoom techniqueRotary (inside)
Energy zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread67 mm
Hood providedNo

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