Nikon announces NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens; New lens roadmap
Nikon has announced the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8, a new wide-angle zoom for mirrorless Z-Mount.
That means it's constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and one Super ED element. It weighs 450g, a hair heavier than the Tamron lens, and 30% lighter than the Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8. The lens is also weather sealed, and like the Tamron, has a coating to resist dust and moisture.
The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 19cm, a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, and a 67mm front filter thread.
In addition, Nikon has also released a new lens roadmap. Many of the lenses have already been confirmed as in development, but there are a couple of interesting additions. The first is a DX series 12-28mm PZ lens which is the widest focal length listed on the roadmap. It will also be a Power Zoom (PZ) lens. These motor zoom lenses are popular with video productions as they can be controlled remotely.
The other addition is the inclusion of a 70-180mm lens. Based on it's position in the hierarchy next to the new 17-28mm f/2.8 and 28-75mm f/2.8 lenses it suggests it will also share an f/2.8 aperture, creating a “holy trinity” of f/2.8 lenses from 17mm through to 180mm.
The new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 will be available from 27 October for $2,199. For more information, visit nikon.com.au.