Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2003-07-22

MSRP Price: $1449

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This high-performance, wide-angle zoom is designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, is fast and versatile for travel and portrait work


Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Specifications

Lens Specifications
* Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area 
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length17-55mm
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)DX, FX in DX Crop Mode
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio3.2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio0.20x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Maximum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)79°
Minimum Angle of View (APS-C or smaller format)28°50'
Optical Information
Lens Elements14
Lens Groups10
Diaphragm Blades9
Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements3
Aspherical Elements3
Nano Crystal CoatNo
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)Yes
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance1.2 ft. (0.36m)
Focus Mode SwitchAuto, Manual, Auto/Manual
G-typeYes
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions(Approx.) 3.4x4.4 in. (Diameter x Length) 85.5x110.5mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight(Approx.) 26.6 oz. (755g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesHB-31 Hood, CL-1120 Case, 77mm lens cap, Rear lens cap

Lens Construction

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED Construction

MTF Chart

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED MTF Tele AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED MTF Wide

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. 1) pj sinohin
    October 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Optimal focal length for any DX body esp D7000 and higher.
    Truly sharp lens above the rest of DX mid range zooms.

  2. 2) Amitabh Talukdar
    November 16, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Very sharp lens and very heavy. Has some distortion at 17mm, Very expensive lens in this category. I have compared with cheaper Sigma 17-50 2.8 and Nikon35mm 1.8, both lenses are almost 90% closer to this lens. Not sure why Nikon kept it very expensive about $1400, if you can get an used lens at about $600 – $800 then it really worth buying. Overall its a good lens.

  3. 3) Jim Thomas
    November 19, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Probably Nikon’s best DX zoom lens, made back when Nikon didn’t make a full-frame camera.
    (I suspect if Nikon didn’t move up to Full-Frame sensors, they would have other options with this quality.)
    This is a pro lens in every way: constant maximum 2.8 aperture, weather sealed at the mount, ED glass, built to take the professional use for which it was intended.

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