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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.

Product Highlights:

  • 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
Supplied Accessories:
  • accessory hood, front and rear lens caps, and lens pouch

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Reviews

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1 Review

Nikon AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor

Written by: Bud from Northwestern Pa on May 26, 2012

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Best lens in it's class.

Pros: Sharp, fast to focus and very good in low light.

Cons: none

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What's in the box?

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  • 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

General
Brand Compatibility Nikon
Image Stabilization No
Focal Length 17-55mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Weight 26.6
Parts Warranty 5 Years w/registration
Labor Warranty 5 Years w/registration

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Features
Specifications
Warranty Information

Features

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.

Specifications

  • 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"
  • Weight: approximately 26.6 ounces

Warranty Information

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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Customer Q&A

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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 ]