2022-Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 First Impressions

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There are few doubts in thoughts concerning the origins of the brand new Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 lens. In just about each single means, this tells me that Nikon is continuous a development, and that’s a very good factor. Beforehand, the web made sturdy claims that they rebadged a Tamron zoom for his or her Nikon Z 28-75mm f2.8 lens. And in nearly each single means, this new Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 appears to be a rebadged model of considered one of our favourite wide-angle zoom lenses. It’s past me why Nikon refused to simply let Tamron make the lens beneath their very own title. However Nikon admittedly did a couple of issues to enhance the lens for his or her system.

In a gathering and tour of the Queens, NY space with our Nikon reps, we bought to play with the brand new Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 for a couple of hours. Nikon didn’t do something to the coatings on the lens, however they declare to have reworked a few of the motor mechanisms, added a brand new housing, and adjusted up the weather-resistance. For the document, Tamron’s climate resistance is impeccable. And once we first known as within the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8, we ran it beneath pouring rain and it survived. 

So how does it carry out on the Nikon z6 II?

Editor’s Word: The Phoblographer met up with Nikon in our residence neighborhood. We additionally paid for the meal photographed in these photos. We consider it’s essential to specific our transparency in how we report one thing. For a deeper understanding, we invite you to take a look at our Editorial Insurance policies.

Tech Specs

Product Identify

NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8

Mount Sort

Nikon Z mount

Focal Size Vary

17-28

Zoom Ratio

1.6

Focal Size

17-28

Most Aperture

2.8

Minimal Aperture

22

Format

FX

Most Angle of View (DX-format)

DX format: 79°-53°

Most Angle of View (FX-format)

FX format: 104°-75°

Most Replica Ratio

0.19× (at 17 mm zoom place)

0.17× (at 28 mm zoom place)

Lens Parts

13

Lens Teams

11

Appropriate Format(s)

DX/FX

VR (Vibration Discount) Picture Stabilization

no

Diaphragm Blades

9

ED Glass Parts

2

Tremendous ED Glass Parts

1

Aspherical Parts

3

Autofocus

sure

AF Actuator

STM

Inside Focusing

sure

Minimal Focus Distance

0.63 ft (0.19m) at 17mm zoom place, measured from focal aircraft

0.76 ft (0.23m) at 20mm zoom place, measured from focal aircraft

0.86 ft (0.26m) at 24mm zoom place, measured from focal aircraft

0.86 ft (0.26m) at 28mm zoom place, measured from focal aircraft

Shut Vary Correction

n/a

Focus Mode

(Auto, Guide) no change

Rear Focusing

n/a

De-Focus Management

n/a

G-type

n/a

E-type

sure

Filter Measurement

67mm (P=0.75mm)

Accepts Filter Sort

screw on

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Size)

Approx. 3 in. x 4 in. (75mm x 101mm)

Approx. Weight

Approx. (15.9 oz) 450 g

Ergonomics

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 17 28mm f2.8 first impressions product photos 1.41 1600s160

Right here’s a have a look at the Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8. Truthfully, you wouldn’t look twice at it; it seems to be only a regular Nikon Z zoom lens of some kind. It type of seems like a primary lens till you notice there’s a focusing ring in the direction of the again. What makes it appear extra like a primary lens is the inner zooming mechanism.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 17 28mm f2.8 first impressions product photos 21 3000s160 1

The again ring is a little more finely textured and will be set to do different issues through the digicam.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 17 28mm f2.8 first impressions product photos 21 800s160

As you too can inform, the lens doesn’t have another exterior controls on it. So something you do in addition to zooming must be executed through the digicam.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 17 28mm f2.8 first impressions product photos 1.41 1600s160 1

It additionally boasts a 67mm filter thread, which implies it’s a medium sized lens.

Construct High quality

The brand new Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 has climate resistance constructed into it. Once we went out to play with this lens, it wasn’t raining, it was simply actually scorching out. However the lens didn’t appear to overheat in any respect and it continued to operate completely effective.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 17 28mm f2.8 first impressions product photos 21 2900s160

Within the hand, the Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 feels extra flush than the Sony equal. A part of that is due to the design of the Nikon Z mount. Sony lenses are typically very slender in the direction of the mount. However actually each different mount doesn’t do that. So, whereas the Sony variant looks like a blunted crayon, the Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 feels cylindrical. That interprets to an arguably higher really feel within the hand.

Ease of Use

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon 17 28mm f2.8 first impressions product photos 1.41 900s160

Slap the Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 onto a digicam, level, focus, and shoot. Utilizing this lens is basically that straightforward. There isn’t an entire lot to it, both. We predict model new photographers, passionate hobbyists, {and professional} photographers can have no points utilizing this lens.

Focusing

It’s fairly troublesome to misfocus a wide-angle lens. The Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 nailed focus each single time utilizing the Nikon z6 II. I’m genuinely excited to see the way it will carry out in low mild and some different conditions. We additionally took off the publicity preview setting whereas testing, as that offers lenses their greatest focusing efficiency. My intestine additionally tells me this gained’t have any points with focusing, however we’ll need to see.

Picture High quality

Listed below are some pattern photos. Granted, Nikon emphasised that this can be a pre-production model of the Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8 and that the ultimate picture high quality can be proven in our ultimate assessment.

First Impressions

Up to now, I’m neither underwhelmed or blown away by the Nikon Z 17-28mm f2.8. I like the truth that Nikon is beginning to notice the good thing about third events like Tamron. However I believe they shouldn’t be rebadging older lenses and slapping a premium price ticket on them. This lens is coming in at round $1,200 whereas the Sony variant is priced round $899. I nonetheless don’t perceive why it’s a lot dearer. If price isn’t a priority, I’d get this over their bigger and heavier 14-24mm f2.8 lens. 

We’re ready for an official assessment unit, so keep tuned. 



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