Reviews and Problems with Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
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Decent lens for landscape work
Justin Smith, Amazon
26 July 2013
Summary: I use this all the time on my D800. Just a couple issues I have with this lens. I typically shoot at f/8, which is within the typical sweet-spot range of most lenses. I find that there is significant softness in the corners. Since the aim is to draw attention into the photo, this is not always a big deal. The other issue is that it doesn't have much room for filters before experiencing vignetting at 17mm.
Summary: This lens offers a wonderful wide option for video - especially with the crazy crop factors being used in today's DSLRs and some other prosumer video options. At 2.8, the lens is as fast as you could expect from a prosumer wide zoom. The optics are sharp, the build is solid - the only complaint I have with this is the infinity spin on the focus ring. It doesn't offer hard stops on the min and max focus points which can be a tricky thing when dealing with a follow focus.
Summary: I like having many focal lengths available in one lens instead of carrying multiple lenses. Also, I can use it on both a film and a digital camera body (it has the aperture ring), so it's flexible.
Summary: Built like a tank and still a solid performer on DX sensors, it is no longer the ideal WA zoom for FX cameras. Stopping down to f/11 is needed for sharpness across the entire frame on these cameras. It was designed in the days of film and is optimized for that medium, less so for digital.
Summary: Nice lens but it quit working after three months. For some reason the apeture/iris gave out. It is is being repaired now and I hope the problem was just a fluke. It is a very versatile lens and I miss it.