Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
- Maximum aperture of f/2.8
- 17-55mm focal length
- 3.2x zoom
- Silent Wave Motor (SWM)
- Autofocus and manual operation
- ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
- M/A mode
- Waterproof rubber sealing mount
- lightweight compact zoom lens
- Compatibility: Only with APS-C DSLR Cameras
Developed exclusively for use with Nikon DX Format digital SLR cameras, this lightweight compact zoom lens is an excellent match for the new D2H digital SLR camera. The lens features dust and waterproof rubber sealing mount with built-in SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for ultra-fast, ultra-quiet operation. While shooting your perspectives, M/A mode is present for quick switching between autofocus and manual operation. A large maximum aperture of f/2.8 enables effortless handheld shooting in dark settings, such as a dimly lit room. Zoom in and out to your object via 17-55mm focal length and 3.2x zoom. ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass providesoptimum correction of chromatic aberrations. It is compatible only with APS-C DSLR Cameras.
Product Features in Detail
Fast, f/2.8 DX-format zoom lens delivering superb image quality
This is the lens for both stunning sharpness and beautiful background blur (bokeh) with DX-format cameras. Its fine resolution and fast f/2.8 fixed aperture deliver exceptional photos and HD video—from close subjects all the way to infinity—to satisfy professionals on assignment as well as aspiring high-end photographers who value image quality. Its versatile standard zoom range of 17–55mm make it an ideal walk-around lens—you’ll keep it on your camera all the time.
Ideal wide-angle to standard zoom range. Optimized for DX-format Nikon D-SLRs, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17–55mm f/2.8G IF-ED delivers exceptional performance across its versatile wide-angle to standard zoom range. At 17mm, the lens covers a wide angle of 79°, ideal for architecture, landscapes, cityscapes, travel and group shots; at 55mm, it offers an angle of view similar to our eyes, ideal for portrait work and everyday photography.
Stunning results in any light
Nikon’s first f/2.8 fixed aperture, 3.2x zoom. The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17–55mm f/2.8D IF-ED’s ultra-fast, f/2.8 fixed aperture ensures stunning clarity, beautiful background blur (bokeh) and consistent exposure across its entire zoom range and opens the possiblity of shooting in a wider variety of lighting scenarios—without a flash. Its DX-optimized design makes for a smaller, lighter lens that achieves optimal quality from center-to edge-to-corner of the image. And advanced Nikon lens technologies help draw the full potential from any Nikon D-SLR camera.
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
|Mount Type||Nikon F-Bayonet|
|Focal Length Range||17-55mm|
|Maximum Angle of View (DX-format)||79°|
|Minimum Angle of View (DX-format)||28°50'|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||0.20x|
|FX in DX Crop Mode|
|ED Glass Elements||3|
|Super Integrated Coating||Yes|
|AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)||Yes|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.2 ft. (0.36m)|
|Accepts Filter Type||Screw-on|
|Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length)||3.4 in. (85.5 mm) x 4.4 in. (110.5 mm)|
|Approx. Weight||26.6 oz. (755 g)|
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
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