Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
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Value for money 6
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. Alot of talk has this lens at legendary status and I wouldn't doubt that given its history of usage as a preferred photojournalist's/wedding photographer's go to lens.
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.
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: Dramatically poor! This lens becomes usable not sooner than f5.6, its really bad below and a joke at 2.8.