Fast, f/2.8 DX-format zoom lens delivering superb image quality.
This is the lens for both stunning sharpness and beautiful background blur (bokeh) with DX-format cameras. Its fine resolution and fast f/2.8 fixed aperture deliver exceptional photos and HD video—from close subjects all the way to infinity—to satisfy professionals on assignment as well as aspiring high-end photographers who value image quality. Its versatile standard zoom range of 17–55mm make it an ideal walk-around lens—you’ll keep it on your camera all the time.
Ideal wide-angle to standard zoom range
Stunning results in any light
Nikon’s first f/2.8 fixed aperture, 3.2x zoom
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM). This technology converts “traveling waves” into rotational energy to focus the optics. This enables high-speed autofocusing that's extremely accurate and super quiet.
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.
Mount Type: Nikon F-Bayonet
Focal Length Range: 17 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.2x
Maximum Aperture: f/ 2.8
Minimum Aperture: f/ 22
Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 79°
Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 28°50'
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.20x
Lens Elements: 14
Lens Groups: 10
Compatible Format(s): DX, FX in DX Crop Mode
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Distance Information: Yes
ED Glass Elements: 3
Aspherical Elements: 3
Super Integrated Coating: Yes
AF-S (Silent Wave Motor): Yes
Internal Focusing: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.36m
Focus Mode: Auto, Manual, Manual/Auto
Filter Size: 77mm
Accepts Filter Type: Screw-on
Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 85.5 mm x 110.5 mm
Approx. Weight: 755 g
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