A First-rate Professional Quality Lens
A first-rate professional quality
and is widely held to be one of the best if not the best wide angle
professional zoom lens for
and Digital SLRs
compatible with the Nikon lens system and the standard zoom lens for
, perfect for use with
either film or digital SLR
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED is an
ultra-wideangle zoom lens that offers a range of professional-level features for overall superior performance.
Used with Nikon's Professional D Series Digital SLR's, the image reproduction ratio will be identical to that of a Nikon 35mm SLR, but for the 23.7mm x 15.6mm CCD, the lens' effective coverage will be
equivalent to using a 25.5mm to 52.5mm zoom on
35mm (135) film format
The lens hood that's included is pretty much useless and is so physically large that's it's hard to fit into a camera bag. A gorgeous hard case is also included, which I will probably never use. It would be better if Nikon just reduced the price by $50-100 and omitted this
impractical part of the lens.
Feb 04, 2011
Two types of aspherical lens moulded-glass (two elements) and hybrid minimize distortion at the periphery
Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 at all focal lengths.
D- Distance. Denoted after the f-number.
It signifies the lens has the capacity to use
Nikon's 3D Matrix Metering
on camera bodies where it is supported.
ED- (Extra-low Dispersion) -Two
a necessary element of the Nikon telephoto lens Nikon engineered Extra-low
Dispersion optical glass to facilitate the manufacture of lenses that provide
superior color correction and sharpness
IF- Internal Focusing
The ability to have a lens focus while it's size remains unchanged. Nikons
IF engineering allows that to happen. All internal optical travel is contained
within the inside of the non-extension lens container.
SIC - Nikon Super Integrated Coating
Nikon uses an elite multilayer lens coating to augment the operation of its
lens elements which also helps diminish ghosting and flare to minute levels.
RD- Rounded Diaphragm
Soft-focus images of point light resources create accepted polygonal shapes that
mirror the form of the cavity produced by the diaphragm blades.
AF-S Nikon lenses include the exclusive Nikon M/A focus function, that permits
switching from auto to manual focus virtually without time lag - even while the
AF servo is in operation regardless of the AF mode in play.
SWM- Silent Wave Motor
Nikon AF-S engineering is yet one more rationale why professional photographers like Nikon telephoto optical lenses.
No power is required for manual focusing which is smooth, fluid and easy
Dedicated lens hood effectively minimizes stray light
Dust- and water drop-resistant design