|AF-S||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|D||The lens transmits distance information to the camera.|
|ED||The lens incorporates one or several low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.|
|IF||The lens has internal focusing. Learn more|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||103.7°-63.4° (35mm full frame)
79.5°-44° (Nikon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||13 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ASPH, 2 ED|
|Closest focusing distance:||28 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||9|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Nikon F)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø82.5 x 106 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Filter size:||77 mm|
The lens barrel is heavy, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens has rather narrow focal range. Formally it is the disadvantage, however in practice it contributes to a good compensation of optical aberrations and equally high image quality at the entire focal range.
The lens features M/A - M focus mode switch.
|M/A||Autofocus mode that allows switching to manual focus with virtually no time lag - even during autofocus servo operation and regardless of autofocus mode in use.|
|M||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 77 mm which are easy to find. However, filters of such size are more expensive and mainly used with professional lenses.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
|Sensor size||35.9×24 mm|
|Distortion at 17 mm||-3.5 %|
|Distortion at 35 mm||+1.18 %|
|Vignetting at 17 mm F/2.8||-1.97 EV|
|Vignetting at 35 mm F/2.8||-1.30 EV|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 1 MB|
Alternatives (AF, 14-40 mm)
|Sigma 17-35mm F/2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM||2003||⊗|
|Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 DC HSM | A||2013||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical (IF) A05||2003||⊗|