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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 6
6.0

Good build quality, but images not

Bob, B&H Photo
20 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Well built lens with good features. However, the right and left edges really suffer from lack of sharpness and what appears to be chromatic abberation. Tried on a D300S and a D800E with pretty much the same results. For the price, I'd look else where.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected

Land and sea guy, B&H Photo
10 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens as a general everyday lens that would stay on the D300S 90% of the time for outdoor and low-light interior shots. I already have other Nikon "pro" zoom lenses (24-70 f/2.8 VR II and 70-200 f/2.8) so I had high expectations for this $[$]+ lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

You're Lucky if You Get a Good One

Greg, B&H Photo
24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the second sample I've been sent, and both samples were noticably less-sharp than my cheap DX lens. Some people have said this lens is better after recalibration by Nikon, so I may resort to that. So beware, Nikon's QA on this product appears to be less than desirable!
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

other options?

PEJ, B&H Photo
24 November 2010
  • Excerpt: If you are buying your first wide angle zoom, then this would be a good choice. It a good, sharp, pro quality lens. However, there are newer wide angle zooms which compete well with this lens. I also have the 16-35 f/4. I'm very happy with the images it produces and it is lighter.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fine for daylight, not so great at night

marist89, Abes of Maine
30 October 2009
  • Excerpt: This lens works great in situations where the lighting is good. Bright lights at night cause some internal reflection within the lens and show blue spots on images. The only way to get rid of the blue spots is to crank the aperture way up which kind of defeats the purpose of so much glass.
  • Pros: Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Inconsistent output
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

bupa, Photography Review
4 July 2008
  • Summary: i read a lot of this lens before i got one , its said to be a legendary lens , well , it is sure well built, very good looking , smaller than the 14-24mm , but ...nothing speacial about it , my 18-55 kit lense is equal or better sharp in day light than this , may be it is excellent on film camera...
  • Pros: the way it is built
  • Cons: heavy, soft at 2.8
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Overall 6
6.0

3 out of 5

Tom Bien, Amazon
21 June 2007
  • Summary: I wanted to like this lens badly based on what I needed in my bag and what was said here and at other sites. Unfortunately I found the lens to be unacceptably soft between f/2.8 and 4.5.
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Overall 6
6.0

GREAT 35MM LENS, NOT FOR DIGITAL

Adorama
5 February 2007
  • Excerpt: it was certainly fine when shooting 35mm...now that I am all digital, I have found it not to be nearly as sharp as the 17 to 55 2.8
  • Pros: Clear Glass, Easily Accessible Controls, Easily Mounted, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Glass Not Sharp, not sharp w/d2x &d200
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
30 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Не понимаю восторги людей. Разумно обратить внимание в сторону более современных моделей, ведь технологии не стоят на месте.
  • Pros: Имидж и хорошая светосила.
  • Cons: Это довольно старая модель со всеми вытекающими недостатками : тяжелый вес и старая оптическая схема, отсутствие стабилизатора. К краю кадра резкость значительно снижается, если использовать на полноформатной камере. На кроп-камере - ещё куда ни шло, но более современные объективы бьют его по все...
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Overall 6
6.0

beau caillou mais désormais à la traîne sur reflex récents

masterkun "masterkun", Amazon
22 May 2007
  • Summary: beau caillou avec belle qualité de fabrication et lumineux sur tout le range pour autant, manque de piqué qui ne se voyait pas à son lancement mais se perçoit sur des gros capteurs de 24Mpix et + paradoxalement, en attendant un refresh de cette optique, les AFS 16-35 F4 et AFS 18-35 F3.5-4.5 peuvent...
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