Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 offers wide-eyed wide-angle zoom for full framers

Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has announced the latest lens for its range of full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 zoom is designed to be a fast-apertured, wide-angle addition to the increasing Nikon Z lens roadmap.

The lens is designed to be a compact, lighter and more affordable alternative to some of the wide-angle S-class zooms already in Nikon's mirrorless optics range. At   450 g (15.9 oz), it is approximately 30% lighter than the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S. It is also lighter and more compact than the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens - and thanks to internal zooming is designed to be ideal for use on a gimbal.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.