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Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
8.3 out of 10

Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S

This AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED lens is an ultra-wide Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S

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Overall 4
4.0

DISAPPOINTED

DALE W, B&H Photo
7 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I wanted a lens wider than 20mm to do some scenic/landscape photography. The specs on this lens looked great and I was excited. After spending a small fortune on this lens I put it to work shooting the Golden Gate Bridge and Yosemite National Park. Although the lens performed well from 20mm to 35mm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Vignetting
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Overall 4
4.0

Not excited about this lens

marist89, Abes of Maine
21 October 2009
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to do lower light photographs. When I manage to catch some high intense light in my picture (like the moon in a night shot, or a bright light in a darker room) at the low aperture settings, there's lots of internal reflection causing blue spots in the image.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: No Increase In Performance
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Overall 4
4.0

Nikon Disappoints with 17-35mm f/2.8D

joel, B&H Photo
16 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Hoping to replicate the excellent perfomance of the 17-55 2.8 DX lens on my D2Xs, I purchased the 17-35 2.8 for my D3. I returned my lens after only a few hours of use. I found the focal adjustment very jerky in its action, almost as if the mechanism has some sand jammed into it, and there was...
  • Cons: Excessive vignetting, Jerky focal adjustment, Tough To Attach
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

dinousar, Photography Review
1 May 2009
  • Summary: Okay so I've never had the real money to actually buy it so each time I've rented the lens. Perhaps the fact that it was a rental could have effected the outcome of my images, but at this point, lets assume that I had actually bought it.
  • Pros: Produces good image quality., Contrary to what other people believe, I think the weight is really nice. Gives my camera a center of mass and balance.
  • Cons: Terrible auto focus. I don't know what 17-35 you're using because this one's auto focus is horrendous.
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Overall 4
4.0

I received a Dud!!

NJ, Amazon
31 March 2008
  • Summary: Check the quality control of this lens when you buy. Mine had severe front focus problems. Even when i selected the auto focus sensor the lens still had focusing issues . The lens was soft to F4. At F2.8 the images were incredibly poor.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quallity Control Issues

E "--", Amazon
7 November 2007
  • Summary: At $1,500, this lens should be mint straight from the factory. My copy failed to auto-focus properly and appeared to have serious backfocus issues. Although the "Silent Wave Motor" made for very quick focusing times (if the copy had been focusing properly), it made a pronounced metal-on-metal or...
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

NikonShooter1, Fredmiranda
19 June 2006
  • Conclusion: It´s unbelievable. Judging from the numerous raving reviews on the web about this lens I had no doubt ordering one and believed I wouldnt ever need anything else. I was shocked then about the performance after initial testing at various subjects with different apertures and focal lenghts:...
  • Pros: Usable when stopped down to f11
  • Cons: Dramatically poor performance on D200
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Overall 4
4.0

Nichts für meine Ansprüche

FB, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: Wer ein 50mm oder 105mm Nikkor Festbrennweite sein eigen nennt wird mit der Bildqualität dieses Objektivs nicht gleich zufrieden sein. Sicher kann man schwerlich eine Festbrennweite mit einem Zoom vergleichen, jedoch gibt es bessere Weitwinkelzooms als dieses hier.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

tararin maikle, Yandex
27 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Объектив для репортажа в купе вагона на ф 2.8 , для пейзажей на ф5.6-8 тоже неплох , но кстати за счет своих,вышеупомянутых недостатков , это стекло имеет огромный творческий потенциал в руках художника , цена за новый неадекватная , но это уже качество не стекла, а людей
  • Pros: светосила, художественный рисунок,скорость
  • Cons: на 2.8 резкость только по центру
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