The Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF Autofocus Lens is a High-performance, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, perfect for candid photography and news photojournalism in challenging lighting conditions
AF Nikkor lenses work with Nikon SLRs for optimal performance, even the very latest. The 17-35mm f2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor Lens is the standard lens for photojournalism and travel photography, perfect for use with a film or a digital SLR. It features a Silent Wave Motor, two types of aspherical lens (two molded-glass lenses and one hybrid), and two ED glass elements for higher optical performance, 11.02-inch closest focusing throughout the zoom range, M/A mode for quick switching between autofocus and manual focus operation, and nine-blade rounded diaphragm that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements. The ED glass element reduces chromatic aberrations providing superior optical performance--even at maximum aperture. There is also no power drain when manually focusing.