Nikon has announced a new wide-angle zoom lens, the Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8, for its Z-mount mirrorless cameras.

Angled view of the new Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens. (Source: Nikon.)

Offering similar specifications to the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens, it can be used with both ‘full-frame’ and APS-C sensor cameras, covering a 26-42mm equivalent zoom range with the latter. The optical design consists of 13 elements in 11 groups and includes three aspherical, two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and one Super ED element. Autufocusing is driven by a stepping motor, which is fast, quiet and accurate.

The lens barrel is weather-sealed and a layer of anti-fouling coat is applied on the front element to keep it free of grime and make it easy to clean. An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides accurate adjustment of the nine-bladed iris diaphragm for precise control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With a minimum aperture of f/22 and close focusing down to 19 cm at the 17mm focal length, it is 101 mm long with a 75 mm diameter and a weight of 460 grams. No stabilisation is included but this lens is supplied with an HB-107 lens hood.

The new is Nikkor Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens is available to pre-order now at an RRP of AU$2199. Click here for full details.