Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 Review

November 21, 2022 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 20mm

For this test, the Nikon Z 17-28mm f/2.8 lens was attached to a Nikon Z6 II body, which was in turn mounted to a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variance across the crops are due to change in natural light during the session.

The full frame

The full frame at 20mm

Center sharpness is outstanding between f/2.8 and f/11. At f/16 sharpness is beginning to drop off a little due to diffraction. Edge sharpness is best between f/5.6 and f/11.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/2.8 f2_8.jpg f2_8.jpg
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f/5.6 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
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