Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 G ED DX AF-S Autofocus Lens

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Product #:
NKL2147
Manufacturer #:
2147
UPC:
018208021475

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- High-performance, wide-angle zoom  
- Designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format  
- Fast and versatile for travel and portrait work

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77 mm
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Lens Type:
Wide Angle Zoom
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Overview

Overview

Fast, f/2.8 DX-format zoom lens delivering superb image quality.

This is the lens for both stunning sharpness and beautiful background blur (bokeh) with DX-format cameras. Its fine resolution and fast f/2.8 fixed aperture deliver exceptional photos and HD video—from close subjects all the way to infinity—to satisfy professionals on assignment as well as aspiring high-end photographers who value image quality. Its versatile standard zoom range of 17–55mm make it an ideal walk-around lens—you’ll keep it on your camera all the time.

All-in-one versatility

Ideal wide-angle to standard zoom range. Optimized for DX-format Nikon D-SLRs, the AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17–55mm f/2.8G IF-ED delivers exceptional performance across its versatile wide-angle to standard zoom range. At 17mm, the lens covers a wide angle of 79°, ideal for architecture, landscapes, cityscapes, travel and group shots; at 55mm, it offers an angle of view similar to our eyes, ideal for portrait work and everyday photography. 

Stunning results in any light

Nikon’s first f/2.8 fixed aperture, 3.2x zoom. The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 17–55mm f/2.8D IF-ED’s ultra-fast, f/2.8 fixed aperture ensures stunning clarity, beautiful background blur (bokeh) and consistent exposure across its entire zoom range and opens the possiblity of shooting in a wider variety of lighting scenarios—without a flash. Its DX-optimized design makes for a smaller, lighter lens that achieves optimal quality from center-to edge-to-corner of the image. And advanced Nikon lens technologies help draw the full potential from any Nikon D-SLR camera.

Silent Wave Motor

AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology.

ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.

AS

AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.

M/A

Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.

IF Lens

A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel

Product Reviews

My favorite lens.

Reviewed on Thursday, February 4, 2010

By: Anonymous

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I think it is the best normalzoom for dx-format.

This the best Nikkor lens

Reviewed on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

By: Anonymous

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

I used this lens for my sisters wedding on my nikkon d90 and the pictures are amazing, i can blow them up as much as i want to. REALLLY sharp photos i love my lens.

excellent lens.

Reviewed on Thursday, October 22, 2009

By: Anonymous

Rated 1.0 out of 5 stars.

cant go wrong with nikon ,only lenses i would bye.

Specifications

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Image Stabilization: No
Image Stabilization:
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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: (Approx.) 3.4x4.4 in. (Diameter x Length) 85.5x110.5mm (Diameter x Length)
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Weight: (Approx.) 26.6 oz. (755g)
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Color: Black
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Brand: Nikon
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Focal Length: 17-55mm
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Lens Specs
Lens Min. Focus Distance: 1.2 ft. (0.36m)
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The shortest distance that a lens can focus.

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Lens Filter Size: 77 mm
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Minimum Aperture: f/22
Minimum Aperture:
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Lens Magnification Factor: 0.20x
Lens Magnification Factor:
This is the magnifying factor of a lens. Macro lenses will often be described by their “magnification factor”. A lens with a 1:1 magnification factor produces a projected image on the sensor which is the same as the subject.

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Elements / Groups: 14/10
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Lens Hood: HB-31 Hood
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Lens f/Stop Range: 2.8-22
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Special Remarks: Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 G ED DX AF-S Autofocus Lens Front & Rear Caps HB-31 Lens Hood Soft Lens Case CL-1120
Lens Type: Wide Angle Zoom
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Angle of View (diagonal): 79 - 28
Angle of View (diagonal):
Area of a scene that a lens covers or sees. Determined by the focal length of the lens

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Maximum Aperture: 2.8
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Focus Type: Auto Manual Auto/Manual
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Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
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Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 G ED DX AF-S Autofocus Lens
Front & Rear Caps
HB-31 Lens Hood
Soft Lens Case CL-1120

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