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Legendary professional f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens.

With a fast fixed maximum aperture of f/2.8, the exceptional AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED covers the optimal range for wide-angle photo and HD video assignments. With advanced Nikon lens technologies and optical design, it produces clear, high-contrast images throughout its entire zoom range, making the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED a highly reliable professional lens, in the studio and on the road.
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
IF Lens

The professional standard

High-performance wide-angle zoom

The AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED sets the standard for wide-angle photojournalism, travel photography and HD video. Its super-fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture ensures outstanding clarity, even in difficult lighting situations, and makes it an ideal lens for candid photography, architecture, landscapes and news assignments.

Reliable, durable, exceptional

Advanced features and design

An advanced lens, the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED delivers stunning images with both FX- and DX-format NIkon D-SLRs. A host of Nikon lens features, like the chromatic abberation reducing Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Aspherical Lens Elements (AS) and the ultra-fast, ultra-quiet Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocus motor deliver extremely consistent, exceptional performance in a variety of shooting situations.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
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
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
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
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.
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED 4.8 5 56 56
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
This zoom lens is fast and sharp. This is my "normal" lens. It works great with the FX series digital cameras and film too. It has an amazing definition and sharpness. This lens also has a low level of barrel distortion. I know a photographer who has a 14-24mm zoom and he told me that it is an excellent lens but has limited uses. The 17-35mm has more range. April 15, 2011
Fast and crisp The pictures are very sharp and the low light capability on a D700 is fantastic. April 14, 2011
Excellent everyday lens - has become my favorite I purchased this lens while waiting for the follow-on to the D700. I am using it a my old D50 in the mean time. The lens has a solid well built feeling. It's weight is not a problem because the lens is very nicely balanced. Focusing is fast and quiet. The biggest surprised was with close-ups. I shot some amazing close-ups in my rose garden. At a birthday party the 17-35 mm range worked well in a crowded kitchen with a glaring back light enabling me to take excellent photos in tight spots. I compared the bokeh of the F2.8 v my Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 Prime. For portraits the F1.4 was the winner but for all-round photography in close quarters this lens is hard to beat. I will give it a real workout in April 2012 during a trip to a remote area in the Far East. April 14, 2011
Exceptional lens This is an exceptional lens. Clear, sharp with incredible detail from corner to corner and edge to edge. Great depth of field performance, well protected from the elements and excellent contrast from side to side. It is a little heavy but on a tripod there is no problem. Standard 77 mm filter size. I have been using the lens to stitch together large panorama. The lens performs exceptionally well. April 14, 2011
The Nikkor 17-35 "a must have" lens Last year when I purchased a D-700, I needed to replace/upgrade from a couple of DX lenses. I chose the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED to be the first. I am absolutley impressed. A year has passed and the more I use this lens the more I smile as I generate images that were previously out of my reach. April 14, 2011
Built like a tank A solid, dependable lens. Performs well at all focal lengths. Very close focusing. Moderately good bokeh at closest focus distance; gets better & smoother at further focus distance. A heavy beast, but weight has never really been an issue and it helps balance the camera. April 14, 2011
One of my 3 prime lenses I bought the lens for my F100 and I now use it on my D3. It has a wonderful zoom range which makes it useful in numerous situations both interior and for landscapes. Sharp and quick to zoom I couldn't be without it. I've been shooting with Nikons for 33 years and this is one of my faves. The only drawback is the weight of the lens on the D3 makes for a heavyweight combination. February 25, 2011
Outstanding Lens This lens exemplifies Nikon's reputation for quality optics. Solidly built and sharp throughout the zoom range, this 'glass' should be in every landscape photographer's bag. I used this lens extensively this past fall when visiting Yosemite. The prints are spectacular and adorn the walls in my home. Pricey?...yes but worth every penny! February 21, 2011
Excellent+ This lens never lets me down! Great in tight spaces, interiors, low light and gives impressively sharp results through the whole zoom range. November 21, 2010
Film and Digital compatibility I was using this lens on the F5 and F6 with great results. When assignments require digital only, which is 99% of them now, there is no need to sell this lens for fear of poor image quality on a digital body. I've produced images for architects, books, editorial and private contracts with 5 different digital cameras and every time the results were extremely sharp and color correct. This was taken on assignment and used for a travel story in a national newspaper. D80 body, 1/50th, f2.8 at 19mm. November 12, 2010
My Landscape Lens This is my GO TO Lens for landscape and cityscape photography. This a great wide angle lens does everything a landscape photographer could hope for. I highly recommend this lens. September 23, 2010
Sharp and contrasty, my everyday lens. This is an excellent lens for landscapes, close ups or just walking around. Images are sharp and have plenty of contrast. My D700 has become my everyday camera and this quickly became my everyday lens for it. I kick myself for waiting so long to spring for it; don't wait to treat yourself to great glass! August 15, 2010
West Wide walkround After trying this lens a year ago in my local camera store I knew I had to have it. About 2 months ago I purchased one and don't regret it in the slightest. As a street/art photographer is my prime shooter and stays on my camera almost 24-7. Not only is the zoom range good but it is sharp across the whole range and across all the f-stops. I prefer it much over the new 16-35 f/4 (although not a bad lens) in particular for the f/2.8 it carries and the sharpness at all zoom ranges... August 7, 2010
My favorite and most used lens. This lens is the one that stays on the camera. It is absolutely my most used lenses. The images are phenomenal and tack sharp. Landscapes are great with this lens, but I also use it close in with none of the distortion found in lesser quality lenses. August 2, 2010
This lens has unsurpassed versatility! The rugged construction of this lens makes it perfect for everyday use. Weddings, car shows, portraits, vacations, travel, you name it and it works! Can be used with multipliers and filters to create effects like no other lens. Tack sharp images, crisp colors, 77mm filters, fast focus and f2.8. What else could we ask for from a lens? Buy one and see for yourself why I like this lens. Worth every penny, I have two of them, one on a F5 and on my D200. The one on the F5 has never been removed and was purchased in 1996. August 1, 2010
Well worth the cost & weight I love this lens. It's sharp, built like a tank and it delivers great colors. It's expensive and heavy, but it's worth every penny. It's a little soft at 2.8 but sharp by 4.0. I tested it against a 50/1.4 and it beat it hands down, even after Nikon calibrated the 50. It covers the 17 - 55 range amazingly well. I'd like more reach, but I bought an 85 to take care of that. Buy from a place that has a good return policy and test your lens soon after you buy it because quality varied when I bought mine even though I bought from good suppliers. I tried out 3 copies. One was sharp, contrasty and saturated, but was a little soft on the right side at the wide end. One was sharp across the range but not as contrasty. And one was terrible. August 1, 2010
Excellent pro level lens Spectacular, sharp at all apertures, with moderate to low distortion (if you look for it, and that is how you spend your time). Sharpness can depend on any things, a lens is just one aspect. I could not find any light falloff. Maybe a little soft at the corners at f2.8 17mm, if you use a microscope, and are a total gear-head. Fast and silent to focus on a D700. Heavy, but rock solid, tough, and feels like it should last many years. Use on FX format or 35mm film, as this will be a little wasted on the smaller DX format. The lens focuses internally, so filters will not rotate. July 31, 2010
A very sharp, high quality lens. This is a quality product in every respect. It focuses quietly quickly and takes the sharpest photographs I've ever seen. It is engineered and built to last a lifetime. I am an advanced amateur and recently used this lens to take a picture of the Sydney opera house with the Sydney skyline in the background, and enter it in Photographers Forum College 2010 contest.This very sharp shot gained finalist status. I wish I had a 28 - 200 in the same lens. July 31, 2010
Very Versatile lens to carry. I have only owned this lens for 6 months but I seem to leave it on my D700 more and more. This lens is very fast, allows for extreme closeup and is always in focus. Built to last as all of Nikons pro lenses. July 31, 2010
Outstanding wide zoom This wide zoom has been around for a long time for a reason - it is just excellent in every respect with both FX and DX cameras. Images are super sharp with great contrast. Tiny bit of distortion but nothing that has ever bothered me and much less than a lot of other wide zooms I've used. If you don't need 14mm, this is a better option than the also excellent 14-24mm Nikkor since it gives you more on the long end and, more importantly, accepts 77mm filters. I also own a 24-70mm which may be better for a walk-around lens (if you only want to travel with one lens and have longer reach) but otherwise, FX or DX, the 17-35mm is my "go to" wide lens. July 30, 2010
Perfect for street and formal shooting I can only say that this lens does everything I need it to, and brilliantly. It allows me the freedom to catch a shot in almost ANY situation. It's heavy, yes, but what a magnificent chunk of glass and metal - from architectural to street candids to group shots, it does precisely what it was designed to do - pull the light in and capture life. July 30, 2010
the very best This lens is with me 100% of the time and virtually completes all my necessary tasks July 30, 2010
Excellent I am an aspiring amature. I have used Nikkor lenses for about 20 years (I have used Nikon cameras for 30). I bought this lens for my F6. The images produced are unbeatable. It is a great lens for candid shots at a party; the range is perfect and captures low light situations. If it's a day time party I can use my Nikkor 35mm just fine. But at night, the 17-35mm is the go to lens. July 30, 2010
Just great! There's a reason why most pros use this lens. It has solid construction, focuses quickly, and is sharp. July 30, 2010
This is a great len. There is nothing to compare this len itis one of best I ever used. It does a great jobs with groups and a excellent job on bridal portraits. July 30, 2010
Pro quality images, almost perfect lens Good points: 1) Beautiful colors - saturated, not washed out. 2) Very sharp. Wide end of zoom range is best. 3) Flare not a problem. 4) Very solidily built lens. Minor issues: 1) Mine squeaks occasionally when zooming. 2) Limited zoom range but still very useful. 3) Weighty, but that goes with being solid. July 30, 2010
Arguably the best lens Nikon has ever made, this is a classic. I find no problems with this lens from f/2.8 to f/22 in performance. I find it to limit flare and or ghosting in bright light although I always shoot with the lens hood on. The lens is a bit heavy but balances well enough on my D300. I use this lens for every type of photography but love it for scenery using a tri-pod and wired remote release. I find myself taking it more and more to parties as it’s a fast lens requiring no flash in most cases and gives me limited zoom capabilities. This is the one lens I would choose if I were limited to only one lens, it’s that good! July 30, 2010
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Will this work with my D7000? Want to use it underwater.

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Yes it will work
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Yes, full functions, just make sure the lens dimensions are correct for your underwater housing.
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Where is serial number on Nikon 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens?

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On the lens mount end near enough opposite the aperture lock switch.
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Where do I find the serial number on my AF-S 17-35 Nikkor f/2.8 lenses?

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Bottom of the barrel where it meets the camera.
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Yes, the S in the AF-S means the lens has a focus motor.
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Are there any plans to update this lens in the near future?

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Just curious as this lens is nearly13 years old.
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Nikon cannot speculate about feature products until official information is release on www.nikonusa.com
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If I put on Nikon D300S, does the focal length or minimum aperture change?

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The D300s has a DX-format CMOS Image Sensor which means that the lens focal length is subject to the FX/DX 1.5x crop factor. On DX format cameras, the AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED has a focal length equivalent to 25.5-52.5mm on an FX format camera.

The lens aperture is not affected. For more information on DX vs. FX please see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...- Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html

Please see the lens simulator for examples of DX/FX: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Sim...
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Lens still takes great pix. Hard to zoom all the way out to 35mm. Using on D4.
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Probably best to send it in for a service.
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