How Good Is Nikon’s New 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens?

Nikon has recently released the NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens. See how it performs with seascape photography and whether it’s worth buying or not.

Is it ever possible to have too many lenses? I know most of us photographers will scoff at such a silly suggestion because really, deep down, we all suffer from a chronic case of gear acquisition syndrome (GAS), and we can never have enough of anything when it comes to our precious collections of photography gear. However, there is a line somewhere between wants and needs, and even though that line might be contextual and different for all of us, it does exist.

And that brings us to this great video by Nigel Danson, in which he introduces Nikon’s recently released NIKKOR Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens. When I first saw the lens, I thought it was a rather odd zoom range, especially considering Nikon already has the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens at a pretty similar weight and price point. Yes, the new Nikkor Z 17-28mm lens does have a wider aperture at f/2.8, but for landscape photography, you seldom need anything wider than f/4 anyway, but you do absolutely want that extra 3mm in the focal range. So, how does it perform in the field, and more importantly, is this photographer sold on it? Give the video a look and let me know your thoughts on this new lens.

Credits: FStoppers