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