Nikon - AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DSLR Cameras - Black

Ideal for photojournalism and travel photography, this Nikon NIKKOR 1960 zoom lens features a 17-35mm focal length range and a 2.1x zoom ratio to help you capture distant subjects. The ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass helps ensure high-quality images.

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  • Lens case (CL-76), lens hood (HB-23)
  • Nikon AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for Select Nikon DSLR Cameras
  • Owner's manual

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Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)


Compatible with most Nikon DSLR cameras with an F-bayonet mount

For use with your existing camera.

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Provides fast, quiet autofocus operation.

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass

Helps correct chromatic aberration.

17-35mm focal length range

Helps you capture an optimal shot in a variety of situations, including photojournalism sessions and for travel photography.

44° - 79° angle of view in DX format

Along with a 62° - 104° angle of view in FX format lets you capture a wide area for expansive images.

2.1x zoom ratio

Enables you to capture up-close detail from far away.

f/22 minimum aperture and f/2.8 maximum aperture

Along with 9 diaphragm blades enables shooting in low-light conditions.

13 elements in 10 groups

Also features 3 aspherical lens elements for wide accuracy and 2 ED glass elements for sharp shots.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A+, spectacular wide angle lens = stunning images

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    As a professional photographer I carry a wide array of lenses with me, but this one is truly one of my favorites! I love wide angle zoom lenses because of their ability to capture the overall scene and give the viewer an overview of what is happening and this one does exactly that. Whether I'm shooting a large rally (at 17mm) or a wedding (at 35mm) this lens does a spectacular job, even in low light situations. With any Nikon full frame (FX) camera, such as my D800 this lens allows for the the production of truly stunning images, without the hassle of having the hassle of change lenses that prime lenses produce. Perhaps more importantly it is incredibly durable, as one of only a handful of Nikon lenses with an all metal barrel that will easily survive the inevitable bangs that are inevitable when carrying a camera around for hours on end. It is also relatively light, eliminating the need for VR (one more thing to break) and allowing for more comfortable transport. For any pro, semi-pro and even many prosumers this lens is a must have! For prosumers with a FX body, the 16-35 f4 may be an attractive (i.e. less expensive) alternative and while Nikon's latest cameras can take marvelous images with it, the plastic barrel makes it much more vulnerable to damage and you are paying for VR on a lens that you don't need on a lens of that size and weight. NOTE: For prosumers and consumers using medium format (DX) cameras, I can't in good conscience recommend this lens. Don't get me wrong, it will still allow you to produce stunning images, however given the crop factor I say save your money and buy the 17-55 f2.8 instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens for Landscape photo's

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am new to the photography world so it took me a long time to figure out what lens I wanted to buy. I mainly like to take landscape pictures so I knew I needed a wide lens. I could have got one of the big 4 (14-24mm, 24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm) but I thought about getting something cheaper for my first 'professional' lens which led me to the 17-35mm. Like I said I am new but even I can work this lens well enough to get good pictures; I use a Nikon D5200 and I am really happy with my photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Awesome lens. Sharp. Great wide angle. I tried the cheaper sigma and this is worth the money difference!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not the perfect lenz

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    not too wide angle and has overlaps with 24-70mm f2.8.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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