Wide-Angle Zoom Runner-Up: Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8

Price is one of the key specifications of the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8, which retails for $1,199. Nikon already offers a constant ƒ/2.8 wide zoom, the highly regarded NIKKOR Z 14-24mm F/2.8 S, but as a premium S line lens, it’s priced at $2,499. The new NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8 gives Z system photographers a more affordable fast aperture wide zoom option.

For wide landscape compositions with closeup foreground elements, the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F/2.8 can focus as close as 7.6 inches at the wide end of the zoom range and 10.3 at the tele end; that’s actually better than the 14-24mm’s 11 inches. It’s also lighter than the 14-24mm F/2.8 by about 30 percent and an inch shorter at 4 inches in length.

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