- Model name: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : FX / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
This FX format AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED lens is a portrait and landscape shooter’s dream come true. It has a constant aperture of f/2.8 giving it a considerable edge over the f/4 G lenses that Nikon and some of its competitors in the market makes. The 17-35mm wide zoom is perfect for landscape shooting and even for portraiture. Nikon has provided several of its high end features in this lens which happens to be compatible with both its FX and DX format DSLRs.
It has Nikon’s proprietary Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology that allows quiet focusing. The presence of ED (Extra-low dispersion) glass elements reduces the color dispersions and ensures the final results are sharp. AS (Aspherical elements) also plays a part in reducing spherical aberrations while IF (Internal Focusing) technology ensures that the lens does not extend when focusing.
The lens has 13 elements arranged in 10 groups. One thing that really makes it lightweight and at the same time a little less attractive for hand-held shooters is the absence of Vibration Reduction technology. While it reduces the elements and the over all weight of the lens, it becomes a bit less attractive for users who prefer to shoot hand-held most of the times.
F/2.8 is a very bright lens and is perfect for shooting in low light conditions. Being compatible with both FX and DX format DSLRs from Nikon, means this is a very affordable for the full frame users looking for a reliable and sharp lens for landscape portraiture and even photojournalistic needs.
Some older AF cameras are not fully compatible with the AF-S function. With these models, AF-S lenses will have to be focused manually. Incompatible models are: N60, N55, N8008/s, N6006, N5005, N4004 & N2020.Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D IF ED Specifications
|Construction||13 elements in 10 groups (2 ED glass elements and 3 aspherical lenses)|
|Angle||104° – 62° [79° – 44° with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]|
|Closest focusing distance||0.28m (through the entire focal range)|
|Max reproduction ratio||1/4.6|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)|
|Diameter x length(extension from lens mount)||Appproximately 82.5 x 106 mm/3.2 x 4.2 in.|
|Weight||Approximately 745 g/26.3 oz.|
|Accessories||77mm snap-on front lens cap, Rear lens cap LF-1, Bayonet Hood HB-23, Hard Case CL-76|