Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
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The essential wide angle lens
Darren Breen, Amazon
7 May 2014
Summary: I have owned this lens for about 2 1/2 years and it has been the best wide angle lens I have ever used. 17-35mm is a good range whether using the full size FX format or more limited DX format. Nikon also makes a 14-24mm lens, but I like the 17-35 because I mostly photograph people, and I often like to use the upper end of my range to avoid excessive wide angle distortion.
Summary: Nice lens for video. The only issue I have is that this lens will flare at smaller apertures (f/16..). I did a night time shot in San Francisco and all the lights had nice starbursts but the image had numerous round flares through out the image. Should have bought the 14-24mm instead, but it is a nice video lens.
Excerpt: It looks and functions extremely well. Only very slight flaw is with the lens hood.....it's difficult to place properly requiring only a greater attention to its attachment. a very minor complaint for the high quality and great price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: and the owner said, it's NeCon, probably translated to English as the con artists from Japan, and probably will not work with older Nikon models, but with a plenty of lubrication with oil pumping D6x0 camera, it may work. Why did human invented the word, "caveat emptor?" This word didn't exist before Nikon.
Excerpt: I have had this lens only a short time, however I have made many images with available light (f2.8) and daylight work with apps of f4-5.6 at much of the zoom range. Sharpness is excellent, compact lens, a little heavy but that adds to stability of shooting in low light and low shutter speeds (as low as 1/10th sec) hand held rendering sharp images. I would certainly urge any photog doing photojournalistic or event work to include this lens in your bag.