AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
High-performance, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, perfect for candid photography and news photojournalism in challenging lighting conditions.
$1,954.95*SRPSRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
- HB-23 Hood
- CL-76 Case
- 77mm lens cap
- Rear lens cap
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 52 52
The God is in Small Things I own this lens, as well as several other Nikkor lenses, but here I would like to address what may seem like an exceedingly small matter concerning an ACCESSORY, rather than the lens itself. The accessory in question is what all Nikon users are familiar with: the SNAP-ON FRONT LENS CAP, code LC-77. I consider the cap to be difficult to operate. The pincer mechanism is constructed in such a way that it is difficult to gain purchase on it even with perfectly dry and small-sized fingers (like mine), primarily on account of the smallness and the sleekness of the tabs that need to be squeezed, and also because of their FLATNESS. Fingers slip off the mechanism, obliging you to apply FORWARD pressure to the cap even as you attempt the removal of the cap from the lens which requires its BACKWARD movement away from the camera body. What a nag. The replacement of the cap on the lens is somewhat easier, but with a precarious grip that fingers exercise on the cap by no means easy. This often unfortunately results in a loss of grip on the lens cap and in the cap's breaking loose from the hand and hitting the front element of the lens (or the filter, if you happen to be wearing one), a decidedly unwelcome outcome. A simple solution to the problem would be a minor redesign of the lens cap, whereby the part of the pincer mechanism that comes into contact with the fingers, the two sliding tabs that are squeezed which are currently FLAT and parallel to each other (||), would be positioned at an acute angle to each other (\ /), allowing for FINGERNAILS to latch on them securely. The same could also be achieved by the addition of a slightly raised bezel to the outer edges of the pincer tabs that might prevent a finger or fingers slipping off the tab (by allowing again the fingernails to gain purchase on the cap). While this matter is small in itself, it is important given the fact that, first and foremost, ALL Nikon lens caps, on ALL Nikon lenses, have the same problem (being constructed in different sizes to fit different lenses but according to the same pattern); and given the fact, secondly, that a lens cap is an accessory that is used by ALL USERS TWICE EVERY TIME A CAMERA IS USED (hence extremely frequently, and unlike, for example, a body cap, which might be used only occasionally). March 29, 2012
I've had this lens for several years now I purchased it from another photographer who probably wishes he had never sold it. It's built like a tank, I had it serviced by Nikon and it has served me well. Originally built for film cameras today still every bit as viable. Good glass is good glass. Love this lens! October 6, 2011
A must have lens for serious photographers This lens is a must for wide angle views encountered with interior photos, portrait, and general landscape photography especially if lighting is difficult. Weight should not be a disadvantage with respect to this lens as it is extremely well balanced on most bodies. The clarity and detail from this lens is stunning July 20, 2011
Superb Interiors using Nikon's best glass I have been shooting prestige interiors (Roomsets and SuperYatchs) for over 24 years and have always had Nikon in my bag. I consider one of the best lenses Nikon has ever produced is the 17-35 ƒ2.8. As a Pro Photographer, I have 3 Nikon D3's one which is attached permanently to the 17-35 since new, its never been taken off ! The glass in the lens is nothing more than stunning. For people who understand optics the density of the glass is all important. This lens is heavy make not mistake about it (due to the 2x high density ED elements) and the chassis will last forever. My work has been used at the London Boat Show to poster size panels of over 10meters and the glass gives amazing edge-to-edge sharpness with rich true-tonal graduations. The lens designs gives very little barrel or pin-cushion effect. I think I will never change this piece of gear. Its the perfect choice for optimum quality and durability. June 12, 2011
Architectural quality zoom from the film days I shoot a lot of architectural subjects, and this lens has seen a lot of buildings. It stays in my kit today with my digital bodies. It has a fast constant aperture, zoom range from ultra-wide 17mm to moderate-wide 35mm, and has very low distortion. I used this lens extensively on my F5 film camera, and today use it on all my digital bodies, including the D3 and D3X. I think it holds up well with the transition to digital sensors. It also is a great choice for shooting events/weddings because of the fast aperture. April 16, 2011