NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8


Ultra Wide, Fast and Bright

A thrilling 17-28mm zoom range. A coveted f/2.8 aperture with all its spectacular low-light, speed and depth of field capabilities. Liberating in close working spaces. Exhilarating in vast open spaces. Light and tough enough to take anywhere. The definition of an f/2.8 lens just got wider.

Product Description

A Storyteller’s Lens

When you want to put your audience right in the moment, to surround them with a vast landscape or a grand interior, to convey more about your subject than simply how they look, reach for the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 and capture the big picture.


Ultra-Wide Versatility

On a full-frame camera, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 goes from an ultra-wide 17mm view that’s great for vlogging, epic vistas and indoor work to the highly cinematic 28mm view—a favorite among filmmakers and street photographers for it’s wide but natural look.


Beautifully Blurred Backgrounds

Points of light are rendered as circular bokeh, and your subject stands out with almost three dimensional clarity in videos and stills.


More Detail in Low Light

Open the f/2.8 fixed aperture and create dramatic wide shots in dimly lit interiors or outside after the sun has set—including epic starscapes—across the entire 17–28mm zoom range.


Outstanding for Video

With an expansive ultra-wide zoom range, suppressed focus breathing, near-silent autofocus and a 9-rounded-blade iris that can be smoothly opened and closed using the click-less control ring, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 is outstanding for videos of all types, from vlogs to cinematic films.



The lens’ light weight, compact size works great with lightweight travel tripods, gimbals, sliders and video rigs. Plus, the zooming occurs internally, so the balance of the lens remains consistent.


Unique Perspectives

An ultra-wide zoom challenges our sense of scale, making close objects seem larger than life. Take full advantage of the effect by getting as close as 7.56 inches from your subject.


Fast, Reliable Autofocus

A high-speed stepping motor that makes minute adjustments with minimal mechanical noise, even when it’s tracking the eyes of people and pets.


Compact, Lightweight and Travel-Friendly

Optimized for portability without sacrificing an f/2.8 fixed maximum aperture. A smaller diameter and over 30% weight savings compared to the prized NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S.


Resists Dust, Drips and Smudges

The entire lens is sealed to prevent dust and water droplets* from getting between you and a great image. The front element features an antifouling coating that resists dirt, fingerprints, and smudges and is easy to clean.
*The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.


A Lightweight, Affordable f/2.8 Pair

Build a lightweight f/2.8 lens kit with the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm and 28-75mm f/2.8. Cover all the angles with speed, brightness and spectacular image quality.

Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount

Focal Length Range: 17 – 28mm

Zoom Ratio: 1.6x

Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8

Minimum Aperture: f/ 22

Format: FX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 79°-53°

Maximum Angle of View (FX-format): 104°-75°

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.19× (at 17 mm zoom position); 0.17× (at 28 mm zoom position) x

Lens Elements: 13

Lens Groups: 11

Diaphragm Blades: 9; Rounded diaphragm opening

ED Glass Elements: 2

Super ED Glass Elements: 1

Aspherical Elements: 3

Autofocus: Yes

AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)

Internal Focusing: Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.63 ft (0.19m) at 17mm zoom position, measured from focal plane; 0.76 ft (0.23m) at 20mm zoom position, measured from focal plane; 0.86 ft (0.26m) at 24mm zoom position, measured from focal plane; 0.86 ft (0.26m) at 28mm zoom position, measured from focal plane

Focus Mode: Auto, Manual (no switch)

Filter Size: 67mm; (P=0.75mm)

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 3 in. (75 mm)  x  4 in. (101 mm) Distance to end of lens from camera lens mount flange; Based on CIPA guidelines

Approx. Weight: 15.9 oz. (450 g) Based on CIPA guidelines

Lens Type: Zoom