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Versatile lens with wide maximum aperture
Nikon designed this lens for premium optical performance with their DX SLR cameras. It features a focal range that's ideal for capturing wide-angle and everyday shots. A large maximum aperture throughout the focal range means you'll be able to capture well-exposed photos, even when shooting in lower light with slower shutter speeds. Snap crystal clear outdoor photos that showcase the detailed colors of a sunset background as well as the textures of plant life in the foreground. Then take your camera indoors and shoot group photos of your favorite people without using a flash.
Superior Nikon performance
High-quality Nikon optics ensure accurate, razor-sharp results. A multi-coating on the lens minimizes flare and ghosting. Your photos will be clear and detailed across the entire field of view — from one edge to the other — thanks to three ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements and three aspherical lens elements. And Nikon's built-in Silent Wave Motor makes autofocus very fast and nearly silent. You'll be able to quickly focus on your subject and snap images of candid moments.
- AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens
- designed for use with Nikon DX digital SLR cameras
- 26-83mm effective focal length for APS-C sensor cameras
- built-in Silent Wave Motor for fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus
- ideal for wide-angle shots of landscapes and scenery
- minimum focus distance: 15 in.
- minimum aperture: f/22
- lens construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
- contains three ED (extra-low dispersion) lens elements for high resolution and contrast
- three aspherical lens elements provide clear, accurate focus from one edge of the image to the other
- multi-coating reduces flare and ghosting
- attachment/filter size: 77mm
- lens is 3-7/16" in diameter, 5-5/16" long
- weight: 26.6 oz.
- warranty: 5 years with Nikon registration
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- accessory hood, front and rear lens caps, and lens pouch
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Reviews
Average Customer Review:
Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Best lens in it's class.
Pros: Sharp, fast to focus and very good in low light.
What's in the box?
- 17-55mm AF-S Nikkor lens
- HB-31 Lens hood
- LC-77 Front lens cap (installed)
- LF-1 Rear lens cap (installed)
- CL-1120 Flexible lens pouch
- Instruction Manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ + 5 other languages)
- Warranty form
- Product registration card
- Nikon extended warranty offer
Features and Specs
|Parts Warranty||5 Years w/registration|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years w/registration|
Overview: This item is an AF-S DX Zoon-Nikkor 17-55mm, f/2.8G IF ED, wide angle to standard zoom lens, optimized use with Nikon digital SLR cameras (DX- format using an APS-C image sensor).
Construction: The three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) elements and three aspherical lenses control chromatic aberrations while enhancing sharpness and contrast even at the widest aperture settings.
Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC): SIC offers superior color performance and substantially reduced ghosting and flare.
Built-in CPU: The lens has a built-in CPU which allows it to communicate with the camera body for focus and exposure functions. A set of CPU contacts is located on the lens mount for interfacing with the camera body.
Auto Focus: Nikon's Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high-speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation. The manual/auto focus mode switch allows quick response to situations requiring manual focus operation.
Zoom Control: The lens features a large, textured manual zoom ring for easy zooming control.
Aperture: Because there is no aperture ring on this lens, the aperture must be set on the camera.
Diaphragm: The lens is equipped with a fully-automatic, 9-blade diaphragm that produces a nearly circular aperture. Out-of-focus images in front of or behind the subject are rendered as pleasing blurs.
Optional Accessories: Compatible optional accessories include 77mm screw-on filters. Teleconverters are not compatible with this lens.
- Type of Lens: G-type AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens with built-in CPU
- Type of Mount: Nikon bayonet type
- Filter Diameter: 77mm
- Focal Length: 17mm to 55mm
- Closest Focus Distance: 14"
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups with 3 aspherical and 3 ED glass elements
- Physical Dimensions:
- Without Lens Hood:
- Length: 5.310" to 6.033"
- Diameter: 3.376"
- With Lens Hood:
- Length: 7.342"
- Diameter: 4.232"
- Without Lens Hood:
- Weight: approximately 26.6 ounces
Warranty Terms: Nikon offers a 1-year parts and labor warranty on this lens. An additional 4-year Extended Service Coverage is available at no charge if you register the product with Nikon within 10 days of purchase.
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1 question already asked
The quality of the image is excellent, but the main advantage to me is the versatility of the lens. I no longer carry a variety of lenses. This Nikon lens does it all for me... [ ROBERT L. Nov 11, 2014 ]