- Model name: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon DX
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED offers a DX user a slightly wider focal length compared to the 18-55mm. Again a constant f/2.8 aperture is suitable for the purpose of most low light photography needs that a user is presented with. At the narrow end the lens can stop down to f/22.
Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor technology ensures quiet auto-focusing. Nikon has also provided its M/A technology in this lens which makes it easier to switch from auto focusing to manual focusing just by turning the focusing ring. This makes it also a lot faster to adjust for precise focusing. Additionally Internal Focusing ensures that the lens barrel never extends during focusing.
The presence of Aspherical Elements and Extra Low Dispersion elements means the lens has a suppressed effect from ghosts and flares. Nikon has additionally provided it’s Super Integrated Coating (SIC).
The maximum angle of view on a DX format Nikon DSLR is 79°. The minimum angle of view is 28°50′ on the same. There are a total of 14 lens elements including three ED glass elements and three Aspherical elements which are arranged in 10 lens groups. The diaphragm of the lens is made up of 9 blades.
This lens has a very short focusing distance of 1.2’ or 0.36 meters which means the lens can be easily used for the purpose of objects which are small. The dimensions of the lens is 3.4×4.4” (diameter x length) and it takes a screw-on filter type of 77mm. The weight of the lens is 755 grams.
Sample Images by AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G on Flickr
AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G Specifications
|Construction||14 elements in 10 groups (3 ED glass elements and 3 aspherical lenses)|
|Picture angle||79° – 28°50′|
|Closest focusing distance||0.36m (at 35mm focal length)|
|Max reproduction ratio||1/5|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 85.5 x 110.5 mm/3.4 x 4.4 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 755 g/26.6 oz.|
|Accessories||77mm snap-on front lens cap LC-77, Rear lens cap LF-1, Flexible lens pouch CL-1120, Bayonet Hood HB-31|