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