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.
The STM autofocus motor is claimed to be near silent, which coupled with minimal focus breathing, will also make this lens popular for video creators – as will click-less control ring for smooth exposure transitions.
The Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 offers an impressive minimum focus distance of just 0.19m / 7.56 inches (0.19 m). The lens is dust-sealed and has an antifouling coating on the front element features to make it easier to wipe away dirt and fingerprints. The optical construction includes the use of a Super ED glass element. The zoom has a 67mm front thread for the use of filters, and a nine-blade aperture diaphragm.
The Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 go on sale from late October 2022 for a suggested retail price of US$1,199.95 / £1,199.